On 4 & 5 July, we have our Fine Wine, Champagne, Port and Spirits auction. A highlight from the auction is Lot 28, a bottle of 1900 Château d'Yquem. Here, Senior Wine Consultant, Mark Robertson tells us more about this special bottle.
One of my favourite wine facts from this period of history is that, due to consecutive abundant harvests, wine was not sold by the bottle in taverns, but rather the custom was to drink up the excess stock, paying on an hourly basis instead. It must have been like a national fresher's week but with berets and a degree of self-control. How I would have approached this sale technique is between myself and I.
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