Auctions - Sotheby's to sell Lloyd Webber's wine collection

Sotheby’s HK will sell part of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s wine collection on Jan 22. The famous composer is certainly a big collector: there will be 748 lots expected to fetch $2.8 – $4.1 million. The sale contains mature, classic wines that can be broached immediately (1982 Bordeaux for example), as well as top vintages that can age further, such as the formidable 2005s. Part of the collection has been stored in the temperature controlled cellars of Lord Lloyd Webber’s 16th century home, Sydmonton Court, while many younger wines come from professional storage.

In 2010, Sotheby’s Hong Kong wine sales totalled $52.4 million , compared with $14.3 million. Sotheby’s Hong Kong has maintained 11 consecutive 100%-sold wine auctions in Asia since 2009 – the only major auction house with this record.