Category Archives: Burgundy

Memories from Tastings Past

Memories from Tastings Past

John Hart and I could not help but feel a little bit nostalgic at this past May’s events for the Burgundy auction. When I first learned Chef Johan Bjorklund of Le Bistro de L’ Hotel de Beaune was coming to Chicago, I was thrilled. His presence at Ada Street (see image right) and throughout the weekend remindedContinue Reading

Women In Wine: Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy

Over the past century, women have made great strides in the world of wine. While the wine industry and winemaking profession remain male-dominated, women now make up a substantial portion of its workers. The industry, in turn, has begun to recognize the important contributions that women have made to the field. In the past fewContinue Reading

What is HDH Drinking Today?

What is HDH Drinking Today?

One of the great joys of learning about wine is finding that value bottle of wine that will knock your socks off, and potentially your friends’ too.  I have had the good fortune of spending the last 7+ years at HDH.  In that time, I have learned a little something about wine, so I thoughtContinue Reading

HDH Wine Co. Presents “A Celebration of Burgundy: An Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines” on May 17th in Chicago

HDH Wine Co. Presents “A Celebration of Burgundy: An Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines” on May 17th in Chicago

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is pleased to announce “A Celebration of Burgundy,” an auction devoted exclusively to the wines of Burgundy. This special 1,358 lot sale will be held on May 17th in Chicago and is estimated to fetch $2,619,270-$3,928,150. With worldwide demand for Burgundy at an all-time high, the scope of this auction isContinue Reading

Seminars on Old Wine: Interesting Anecdotes on Bottle Conditions

Seminars on Old Wine: Interesting Anecdotes on Bottle Conditions

I have to confess that I have a tendency to forget that not everybody knows what a 3.5 centimeter (cm) level on a Burgundy bottle looks like or understands why slight signs of past seepage and chipped wax capsules on 1990 Leroy bottles are perfectly normal. It is one of the downsides of having spentContinue Reading

Pop Culture and Wine: Wines for the Game of Thrones Premiere

Pop Culture and Wine: Wines for the Game of Thrones Premiere

To say that our team is excited about the Game of Thrones premiere would be a huge understatement. While the Season 4 kick-off is still a few days away (Sunday, April 6th), our team debated over what modern wines each house would drink in their theoretical worlds. It was a lively discussion with many opinions onContinue Reading

Benjamin Leroux—Undiscovered Treasures in Burgundy

Benjamin Leroux—Undiscovered Treasures in Burgundy

I am often asked about up-and-coming winemakers and new ”hot” producers, especially from Burgundy. I, like many of you, constantly seek out new wines and winemakers. It helps me explore the wine world. Here is one gem that I was introduced to by a well-respected collector at a dinner I hosted with John Hart. MeetContinue Reading

The H.B. Harris, Jr. Collection Brings $7.5 Million

The H.B. Harris, Jr. Collection Brings $7.5 Million

Hart Davis Hart, America’s #1 Wine Auction House in 2012 and 2013, opened 2014 with a blockbuster auction, selling 100% of lots offered and posting $7.5 million in sales. A remarkable sale, the Harris collection shattered a pre-auction estimate of $4-$6 million, with more than 80% of lots smashing high estimates. These incredible results were undoubtedlyContinue Reading

Harris Collection: 1985 Burgundy Dinner Recap

On Wednesday, January 15th we gathered at Michelin Starred L’altro in Hong Kong for one of the most anticipated dinners HDH has ever held in Asia: a tasting of 1985 Burgundies from the H.B. Harris Jr. Collection.   There is nothing hotter in Hong Kong right now than Burgundy, and putting together a group of BurgsContinue Reading

The Herbert Bridges Harris, Jr. Collection

The Herbert Bridges Harris, Jr. Collection

boasts an encyclopedic selection of highly-sought Bordeaux and Burgundy, along with Rhône and Champagne. The auction will include 986 lots with unparalleled quantities of the world’s most sought after wines. Foremost among the group are 100 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, featuring 12 bottles of 1976 Montrachet, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and 221 bottles of LaContinue Reading

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