Acclaimed Australian wine critic, James Halliday, is putting his personal collection of 250 bottles of the rarefied Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) up for sale, which will make the online auction “the biggest of its kind in Australian history”, according to auction house Langton’s.
Ales Kristančič is the magician behind Slovenia’s iconic winery Movia in Brda. An enigmatic and energetic scion of the family estate bordering Italy’s Collio, Kristančič, is among the few who modernized and catapulted Slovenia’s winemaking to international renown.
Few had survived China’s fast-changing and precarious wine market. Navigating government regulations and the country’s notorious ‘Ganbei’ or ‘bottoms up’ culture at business dinners is not for the faint of heart or liver. Alberto Fernandez, managing partner of one of China’s biggest wine importers, Torres China, is an exception.