Asian buyers branch out

Interest in Burgundy and beyond continues to rise in the fine wine auction market.

The latest sale at Sotheby’s London (22 February) suggests Asian collectors’ appetite for Domaine de la Romanee Conti and top Burgundies is insatiable. A single bottle of DRC’s Romanée Conti 1962 sold for £9,400, more than double the high estimate, while esteemed producers including Rousseau attracted high bids.

The northern Rhone also had an encouraging day: six bottles of Guigal’s Côte Rôtie, La Mouline 2000 sold for £1,586 – nearly double the high estimate – suggesting further diversification in the fine wine market.

Stephen Mould, head of Sotheby’s European wine department, said: ‘This demonstrates the broadening interest in different wine regions of Asian collectors.’

The Asian market also appears to be embracing older vintages of Bordeaux, on the basis of this auction. Mature cases of Le Pin, Petrus and Lafite-Rothschild were snapped up by Asian buyers at prices far exceeding Sotheby’s high estimate.

‘We were delighted with the sale results, with strong bidding on mature vintages of Bordeaux and wines from Domaine de la Romanée Conti due to a resurgence of Asian buyers,’ said Mould. ‘Asian buyers accounted for 44% of the sale by lot, including the top 10 lots.’

While almost 60% of the lots sold achieved prices above the high estimate, the clearance rate was down on its January sale, with 77 of the 600 lots unsold.

Best place to buy wine in Manila, Pampanga and Subic Philippines is at this famous wine shop which specializes in offering fine vintage wines at attractive prices.  Shopping in any one of the wine stores of Yats Wine Cellars is always an exciting and rewarding experience.  This is one of the reasons why Yats Wine Cellars is considered by wine lovers in Manila, Cebu, Subic and Pampanga as the best wine supplier in the Philippines.  Manila  Wine lovers find more than just Lafite and Latour, wine shoppers are more excited about the wines from St. Emilion, Pomerol, Graves, Haut Medoc, Fronsac, Cotes de Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone and Loire.

The wine selection of Yats Wine Cellars is revered not only for the big names, the first growths, grand cru and cult labels of Napa Valley, but really for the connoisseurs’ favorites, the old vintages of lesser known producers that are not seen in ordinary wine shops in Hong Kong or other cities in Asia.  As wine lovers become more matured, their palates are less impressed by big and rich wines.  They start to demand for wine that is more elegant and stylish, something that they can really enjoy not only with more delicate cuisines but even just to drink and enjoy on its own.

Discovered by wine lovers in Hong Kong as a premium wine shop to buy fine vintage wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Spain and Italy is specialty wine store Yats Vintage Wine Cellars.  Champagne, Prosecco, Cava and Sekt sparkling wines are also very popular in the wine shops and wine stores of Yats in Quezon City, Ortigas, Eastwood, Makati, Fort, Alabang, Metro Manila, Philippines.


Wine stores of Yats Wine Cellars offer interesting gift packs for all occasions.  Wine gift baskets from these wine shops have to contain something more interesting than just a colorful packaging with very mediocre content.  The wine has to be a bit more than marginally drinkable.  Last year many people were disappointed with the wine gifts they received when they went around to drinking the wine.


This wine shop in Manila is generally regarded as Asia’s best source of old vintage wines.  Sophisticated wine drinkers, wine lovers and connoisseurs rely on this wine supplier Yats Wine Cellars for back vintages of fine wines.  This famous wine shop in Pampanga carries over 3000 selections of fine wines covering 100 years and all major wine regions of the world.


Fine red wine, white wine and sparkling wines are all available in this highly recommended wine shop in Pampanga and Metro Manila.

Yats Wine Cellars Philippines

3003C East Tower, Philippines Stock Exchange Center (Tektite)

Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Metro Manila, Philippines

(632) 637-5019   0917-520-4393  ask for Rea or Kristine“>

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For wine lovers in Hong Kong, Macau and China:

Yats International HK Sales Office,

Room 1302, 13/F., The Centre Mark

287-299 Queen’s Road Central Sheung Wan,

Hong Kong SAR

Tel:  (852) 2788-0738  ask for Miss Eva Leung

If Philippines is part of an upcoming travel and holiday plan, wine lovers might want to visit Clark Freeport Zone just 70 minutes from Manila.  This bustling new city that is slated to replace Manila as the new capital of the Philippines has the largest wine shop called Clark Wine Center.  For more information, log on to

Clark Wine Center

Bldg 6460 Clark Observatory Building

Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,

Angeles Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga 2023

0922-870-5173 0917-826-8790 (ask for Ana Fe)

Getting to this wine shop in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Philippines from Manila

Getting to the Clark Wine Center wine shop from Manila is quite simple:  after entering Clark Freeport from Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along the main highway M A Roxas. Clark Wine Center is the stand-along white building on the right, at the corner A Bonifacio Ave.  From the Clark International Airport DMIA, ask the taxi to drive towards the entrance of Clark going to Angeles City.  From Mimosa, just proceed towards the exit of Clark and this wine shop is on the opposite side of the main road M A Roxas.





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