I have 40 year`s experience tasting, collecting and enjoying wines as an amateur enthusiast. Bordeaux and Port are my particular loves and I regularly buy and sell at auction. I have a good library and frequently participate in on-line discussions. I can only help with valuations, buying or selling if you tell me where you live as there are many variations around the world.
I would not feel confident answering questions on German wines or those of the USA, South Africa or Australia. But please check my prestige rating and browse "Browse Past Answers" at the top of this page to see if I'm the one you want to help on everything else! (PLEASE don't forget to tell me where you are if you want my estimation of value or help buying or selling!)
I also participate regularly on several other discussion groups.
The infinite variety of wines.
To keep filling gaps in my knowledge and to help others to share the joys of discovery and the pains of disappointment.
Did you know that there are many thousands of grape varieties used to make wine - but that many of them are different names for the same thing!
Sometimes the price and value of wines is driven more by marketing hype than by quality.
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Hi Derrick, Cordon Rouge is Mumm's premium NV Champagne and you have a blend bottled around 1996 which was launched 1000 days before the turn of the millennium to exploit interest in the event. I
Hi SHIHN JEN, Many big-spending Chinese collectors frequent the international auctioneers in Hong Kong but they tend to offer collections of First Growth Claret and top Burgundies so I'm not sure they'd
Hi Forrest, Champagnes of the age you suspect could create collector interest at auction but don't set your hopes too high as half bottles aren't as desirable as larger formats. I can't comment further
Hi Jonathan, As Monsieur Henri Wines was founded in 1934, your bottle can't be quite as old as you guessed but there's no reason why it shouldn't still be drinkable as the heating process inherent in
Hi Kevin, Bottles of this age are difficult to value as NV Champagnes aren't made for long keeping. I don't think Hankey Bannister or Renaudin Bollinger Champagne have been made for many years. (HB
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