Celebrate Australia Day

Wine-tasting event & auction

Thursday 22nd January 6pm-8.30pm
Wine Tasting - 11 wines - £25 per person

For more information or to make a booking: events@2850.co.uk or call 020 3542 4227

London - Auctioneering duo Dreweatts and Bid for Wine have teamed up with wine workshop and kitchen 28-50 to bring wine novices and aficionados the perfect Australia Day celebration. 28-50 will host a pre-sale tasting of various fine Australian wines on Thursday 22nd January 2015 ahead of the auction on Monday 26th January 2015. Chris Hambleton, Head of Dreweatts' Wine department will be on hand at 28-50 to lead guests through some of the greatest Australian wines of the last decade.

Bid for Wine's managing director Lionel Nierop said; "There is great demand for fine Australian wine at present and the UK is one of the country's major markets. Traditionally the auction scene is very quiet early in the New Year but with Australia Day falling on 26th January we thought it would be appropriate to celebrate the link with a sale championing the best that the country has had to offer from the past five decades."

Highlights of the sale include a single bottle of the legendary Penfold's Grange Hermitage 1971 [Lot 662 est. £300-600] and two bottles of Henschke's 'exceptional' Hill of Grace Shiraz 1990 [Lot 551 est. £500-600]. Both producers are well represented across the board too with substantial parcels of Henschke Cyril Cabernet Sauvignon and single bin wines from Penfold's.

Bidders should also not miss multiple vintages of Clarendon Hills' Astralis and Torbreck's Run Rig as well as benchmark Cabernet blends from Mount Mary, Moss Wood, Cullen and Pierro.

For those wanting to try before they buy, tickets are now on sale for a pre-sale tasting on Thursday 22nd January 2015 in conjunction with the wine themed restaurant group 28-50. Tickets are priced at £25 per person, to book please email events@2850.co.uk or call 020 3542 4227 and quote "Australia Day".

If you would like to join us for a dinner after the event, please make an advance booking with 28-50 and you will recieve a 25% discount off your food bill.

The auction will be held at Bloomsbury House, London on Monday 26th January 2015 in association with Bid for Wine. The catalogue is available to view online at www.dreweatts.com and live.bidforwine.com where real time internet bidding will also be available.


Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are a UK 'top 5' auctioneer of fine art and collectibles. As part of Stanley Gibbons we are the only UK stock-exchange listed firm of auctioneers and occupy the same stable as coin specialists Baldwin's, and Frasers Autograph's. Established in 1759, we have the broadest and most regular calendar of specialist catalogued sales in the industry, numbering over 150 per annum, and provide vendors and buyers alike access to market-leading specialist advice in any number of collecting fields. We operate from salerooms in Donnington Priory (near Newbury), London's Mayfair, Bristol and Godalming.

London - 8th January 2015