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2011-07-06 14:40:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectrum Wine Auctions dazzled bidders in Hong Kong on June 25( )and 26 at its largest sale to date since launching in July 2009. Guests entered the newly built 118-story gem of Hong Kong, the International Commerce Center (ICC), passing by Rolls-Royces and Ferraris parked at the entrance, arriving to an auction room filled to capacity. The Spectrum team matched the splendor of the space by offering the packed room of bidders tastes of rare wines...

2011-02-23 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectrum Wine Auctions, one of the new leading players in fine and rare wine auctions, will hold its largest live auction to date on March 12 and March 13, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. HKT (March 11 and March 12, 2011, 6:00 p.m. PST) at The Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, located at 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The massive two-day Spring 2011 Live Auction will feature more than 1,700 lots of some of the world's most sought after...

2010-09-21 13:23:00

NAPA, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- WineBid.com, the premier Internet auction of fine and rare wines, has secured an extraordinary consignment from a Northern California collector. The collection is primarily made up of First Growth Bordeaux from the legendary vintages of the late 20th century. All 1982, 1983 and 1985 Bordeaux in this collection were purchased on release with a dozen top producers represented. There is also a selection of more mature wines added by the collector when...

2009-08-01 10:42:00

Chinese investors are pouring into the fine wine market, easing fears it would be hurt by the global recession, experts say. The latest example is Chateau Latour 2008, which when released in May was selling for $2,650 per case but has now risen to $5,000, while cases of Chateau Lafite Rothschild have zoomed from $3,250 apiece to $5,850 as more and more buyers chase a limited amount of product, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. It's been a real success story, Simon Berry, the chairman of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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