Excitement mounts over first-ever ‘public’ Hospices de Beaune

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According to Decanter Magazine, a century and a half of tradition is to be swept aside as Christie’s takes over the running of the Burgundy barrel auctions. The auction takes place this weekend, and for the first time since it started in 1859, private buyers will be able to bid directly, when previously the only way they could buy would be to contact a negociant and instruct them to bid. Read the full article at Decanter Magazine.
Here in India we may seem to be a long way from barrels of wines being auctioned off by Christie’s. But our wine industry is growing at a frantic pace and hopefully bulk purchasing and distribution will continue to get easier. It is needed for the industry to grow and mature.

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