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1. from a total of 61 auction records between 2003 and 2009
2. Sotheby's Finest and Rarest Wines, Featuring Treasures from the Cellars of Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, 12th November, 2008. Sale no.L08611
3. This article was based on auction sales of Champagne at Sotheby’s (NY, HK and London), Acker Merrall & Condit (NY, HK), Zachys (HK, NY), Hart Davis Hart (Chicago) and Christie’s (HK, NY, London) between 1 January 2006 and 31 July, 2011 – a total of more than 6,300 auction lots. The records are based on unmixed, non-verticals.
4. In some tables lot values are reduced to their 75cl standard format and prices recalculated accordingly, eg if a magnum 1.5l lot sells for £500, the 75cl equivalent is £250. It is worth noting that there are significant premiums attached to larger formats which tend to skew the results where this calculation has been used depending on the underlying sales data.
5. All prices include buyers’ premiums.
6. Average prices (where stated) are obtained using a proprietary weighting by quantity sold.
7. All release prices based on Bibendum and Corney & Barrow offers during April-June 2010, unless otherwise stated. Critics’ scores used include: Jancis Robinson MW, La Revue du Vin de France, Tim Atkin MW, Wine Spectator – James Sucklings’ Spring barrel samplings, Jean-Marc Quarin, Robert Parker. Where two scores are offered, eg 92-94, we have used the mid-score point. Scores out of 20 are translated into 100-point scores according to our own conversion table. All prices quoted in bond. Tables are built around red wines only.
8. Perhaps a victim of fashion?
9. When does the price affect the taste? Results from a wine experiment. Johan Almenberg and Anna Dreber. AAWE Working Paper, No. 35. April, 2009
10. Do more expensive wines taste better? Robin Goldstein, Johan Almenberg, Anna Dreber, John W. Emerson, Alexis Herschkowitsch, Jacob Katz. AAWE
11, 15, 16. Bordeaux Bourgogne - les passions rivales. Hachette Litératures. 2005. Jean-Robert Pitte.
12. All prices include Buyers Premium which vary according to location and auction house and were for the period 2009 – 2012.
13. Many lots of top Burgundy are sold as 'Assortment'. This article only uses whole lots with exclusive vintages/growers/bottle sizes. Bottles are converted to standard equivalents of 75cl.
14. Amongst auction records for Montrachet some are undefined in terms of their producer but these make up less than 20% of the total value covering all traded vintages for the period. It is also likely that many of these are the top-traded wines.
17. Unmixed, non-verticals from Sotheby's, Christie's, Acker Merrall & Condit, Zachys, Hart Davis Hart
18. all prices are converted to a standard bottle format of 75cl
19. Buyers Premium
20. Mar 2012
21, 22. There are 12 women who work in the vineyard undertaking all the tasks there. Each woman is responsible for 30,000 feet (vines) which corresponds to a parcel (approximately 30-34,000 vines). Each parcel has 45 rows and each row is 1,000m long. Thus, each woman who works in the vineyard walks 45km along the row, and 45km back, and works each row 11 times during the year. Each woman thus walks a minimum distance of almost 1,000km per annum. This is an enormous physical effort, quite apart from the work involved at each vine or post.