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The other 99 percent of this year's output will be up for tasting and sale at VinExpo, the industry's global trade show in Bordeaux that runs through Thursday. But at least some of that top 1 percent, the classified growths of prized Bordeaux, have already been sampled, rated and priced.
The world's largest auction houses will host "blockbuster" sales of contemporary art this week, as buyers' tastes shift away from pre-19th century "Old Masters", a fine art expert told CNBC.
What are art lovers interested in this spring? A peek at the billion dollars worth of art on offer at Christie's and Sotheby's.
A nearly 75 carat diamond's sale at Sotheby's offers further evidence of the roaring bull market in hard assets.
A rare Chinese bowl bought at a tag sale for $3 has sold at a New York auction for more than $2.22 million.
As the spring art season gets underway with art fairs in New York this week, the hunt for big trophy art pieces is especially fierce.
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Dec 25- Wine sales at auction houses were flat to lower in 2012, with lower prices for the top Bordeaux weighing on results. But, even so, the Burgundies could not make up for the Bordeaux disappointments. Bordeaux prices headed lower all through the year.