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ONLINE WINE IS FINE

Friday, June 17, 2016

Online wine sales are here to stay and are growing quite considerably as we speak. Sales have been growing steadily, if unspectacularly, from the very small base of a few years ago, towards reaching a point where they are a significant component of total wine sales in many countries.  Unfortunately it is nigh on impossible to get accurate statistics about online wine sales for many countries, however, the information available makes for interesting reading. Read More...

AUCTIONS & VINOUS HISTORY

Friday, June 10, 2016

Most people, who drink wine, drink young wine that has just been released or at best, are less than five years old. But thanks to wine auction houses such as Wickman’s Fine Wine Auctions and Oddbins in Adelaide, Sterling Wine Auctions in Perth and MW Wines in Melbourne, there are plenty of opportunities for people who don’t have a cellar to try older, more mature wine. Yes, some of the great wines at auction are very expensive, but that is usually due to their age and good condition. At the same time there is usually a raft of 10 to 20 year old wines in the auctions at very realistic prices. For example, at an auction right now as I write, there is a bottle of the 1989 Jimmy Watson Trophy winning wine going for under $50 a bottle. A 27-year-old trophy winning wine for less than $50 a bottle!! Read More...