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Kaigai is a Tokyo-based wine auction house and wholesale distributor of rare and fine wines. The company was part of a larger organisation as a wine division since 1964 and became a stand-alone company to focus on the fine and rare wines since 1991. It is one of the leading wine auction house in Japan with an extensive track record as a wine distributor and auction house. The company holds auctions twice per year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall. Kaigai Fine Wine Asia will also be hosting a series of wine dinners and unique experiences for the discerning individual. Kaigai Fine Wine Asia was recently acquired by a consortium of Asia-based investors. The company will then be under the management of Tokyo-based Mr. Tetsutaro Muraki, who will serve as President and CEO, and Hong Kong / Singapore based Mr. Kevin Cheng, who will be managing the…

As pioneers in wine tourism in Burgundy, the Brocard family – the biggest vineyard owners in Chablis – have just completely renovated their historic estate, entailing an investment of €3 million to meet the new desires of the visitors of tomorrow. Independent and fully committed to ecological methods for the past 20 years, the Brocard family began this new investment phase in order to share its values with an ever-growing international public with multifarious needs and demands. With several thousand visitors each year, the family estate is thus continuing its development through this new phase of investment in its historic heart. The inauguration is planned for May 2017. Julien Brocard says, “We had to completely rethink traditional wine tourism which focused mainly on a tour of the cellars and the vines, and wine tasting. Two types of visitors come to see the estate. First of all, those who love the…

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, producer of California’s most awarded sparkling wines, has created a signature, collectible sparkling wine glass called Gloria’s Flute In honor of the winery’s 30th anniversary in 2016, Mrs. Gloria Ferrer commissioned her first-ever collectible wine flute. With inspiration from some of her favorite pieces in the glassware collection, she collaborated on the design with renowned Sonoma artist Alex Leader, working alongside him every step of the way to ensure that the finished product was exactly what she envisioned. This original signed, studio edition, blown-glass Artist Series sold out last fall almost immediately to collectors at the price of $95 per glass. A Blend of Modern and Antique In order to bring this design to the tables of wine lovers everywhere, the team at Gloria Ferrer continued to evolve the project by working with renowned Lehmann Glass of Champagne, France to reproduce Mrs. Ferrer’s coveted custom…

Opus One A Brief Look at their Origins It began with Château Mouton Rothschild winemaker Lucien Sionneau and Robert Mondavi’s son Timothy who made the partnership’s first vintage at the Robert Mondavi Winery in 1979. The following year the partners officially announced their joint venture. In 1981 a single case of the joint venture wine sold for $24,000 at the first Napa Valley Wine Auction – the highest price ever paid for a California wine. The following year Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild began label design. The partners agreed to choose a name of Latin origin for the joint venture, allowing for easy recognition in both English and French. Baron Philippe announced his choice, “Opus,” a musical expression denoting the first masterwork of a composer. Two days later he proposed an additional word: “Opus One”.