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Why Vinexpo Hong Kong is the Most Important Wine Show in Asia | Bloomberg

Why Vinexpo Hong Kong is the Most Important Wine Show in Asia | Bloomberg

Posted on May 26, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Wine

What makes Vinexpo attractive to wine professionals is the combination of professionalism, quality exhibitors and senior-level attendees. – Even by the second day, Vinexpo... Continue reading »

Penfolds-Maker Touts $142,000 Barrels of Wine in Hong Kong | Bloomberg

Penfolds-Maker Touts $142,000 Barrels of Wine in Hong Kong | Bloomberg

Posted on May 26, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Wine

Treasury Wine Estates Ltd.(the world’s largest listed vintner) is offering newly filled barrels of Penfolds for A$198,000 ($142,000) each, together with private cellar visits,... Continue reading »

Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II | World Tempus

Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II | World Tempus

Posted on May 26, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Watches

The new Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II takes duality to a whole new level with a passing-through chronograph seconds hand animating both sides of the rotating case. Hamilton... Continue reading »

Italian, French Wine Auction Today in Turin | ANSA Food & Wine

Italian, French Wine Auction Today in Turin | ANSA Food & Wine

Posted on May 26, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Wine

A unique selection of wines, with almost every Italian region represented along with main designations from France include: wines from Piedmont with a fine assortment of Gaja... Continue reading »

First look Inside Bordeaux's World-Beating Museum of Wine | The Telegraph

First look Inside Bordeaux’s World-Beating Museum of Wine | The Telegraph

Posted on May 26, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Wine

The Cité may look like the shiny foot of a cartoon character - “swirl of wine” is the official line - but it is a world-beater. First look Inside Bordeaux's World-Beating... Continue reading »

The Judgment Of Paris: The Blind Taste Test That Decanted The Wine World | NPR

The Judgment Of Paris: The Blind Taste Test That Decanted The Wine World | NPR

Posted on May 26, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Wine

On May 24, 1976, the Judgment of Paris pitted some of the finest wines in France against unknown California bottles in a blind taste test. – It was the tasting that... Continue reading »

Batailley 2015 – A high Release | Liv-Ex

Batailley 2015 – A high Release | Liv-Ex

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Wine

Batailley 2015 was released May, 20th at €32 per bottle ex-negotiate, 48.8% higher than 2014 (€21.5). It is being offered by merchants for £354 per 12×75, up 41.6% on the... Continue reading »

Longines Partner of the Concours Hippique International de Lausanne | World Tempus

Longines Partner of the Concours Hippique International de Lausanne | World Tempus

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in Horses, News, Watches

Longines becomes title partner and official timekeeper of the Concours Hippique International de Lausanne (International Longines Horse-Show of Lausanne) in partnership with the... Continue reading »

Bordeaux 2015: Most Expensive Since 2010 | Westgarth

Bordeaux 2015: Most Expensive Since 2010 | Westgarth

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Wine

Price increases for the Bordeaux 2015 vintage compared with 2014 are averaging about 15 percent so far and in some cases have reached 20 percent or more..., often making new wines... Continue reading »

Ferrari Opens Museums in Italy to Virtual Tours | ClassicCars.com

Ferrari Opens Museums in Italy to Virtual Tours | ClassicCars.com

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in Cars, News

In case you haven’t made it over to Italy to tour the fabulous Ferrari museums, Google Maps presents the means to visit from the comfort of your own computer. Three street-view... Continue reading »

The Hottest Thing at the Olympics? | Collectors Weekly

The Hottest Thing at the Olympics? | Collectors Weekly

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in Collectibles, News

The 8,000-plus golden metal torches used during the relay—have become instant collectibles. In fact, Olympic relay torches are among the rarest and most desirable of all... Continue reading »

Lafleur 2015 Released: A “Standout” Of The Vintage | Westgarth

Lafleur 2015 Released: A “Standout” Of The Vintage | Westgarth

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Wine

Lafleur 2015 has been released and is being offered by merchants at £4,500 ($6518.97) per 12×750. Lafleur 2015 Released: A “Standout” Of The Vintage |... Continue reading »

Chronicles

Meet the Wine Educator and Personality: Leslie Sbrocco

Meet the Wine Educator and Personality: Leslie Sbrocco

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Wine

Touchinvest recently spoke with Leslie Sbrocco, one of the most entertaining and recognizable commentators in the North American wine community.  Leslie’s passion for the wine business has matured like a quality cabernet blend and her career to date has been both diverse and colorful.    A regular on NBC’s Today Show, Leslie is one of the Continue reading »

Meet the Entrepreneurial Watch Connoisseur: Randy Brandoff

Meet the Entrepreneurial Watch Connoisseur: Randy Brandoff

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Randy Brandoff, Founder of Eleven James, a membership business that is redefining the way that connoisseurs and enthusiasts explore and indulge their passions for high-end watches.  In its simplest form Eleven James provides an opportunity to “try before you buy”, however Randy is always thinking about what’s over the horizon for Continue reading »

Meet the Classic Car Expert: Robert Minnick

Meet the Classic Car Expert: Robert Minnick

Posted on August 15, 2014 by Adam Ford in Cars, Chronicles

Touchinvest recently spoke with Robert Minnick, Senior Managing Partner of Classic Auto Funds (CAF), an innovative platform offering a suite of investment, experience and information for classic car enthusiasts looking to indulge their collective senses in all things beautiful, fast, loud, shiny and rare.  Robert and his partners at CAF are offering “insider access” to Continue reading »

Meet the Swiss Watchmaking Partnership: Morten Linde & Jorn Werdelin

Meet the Swiss Watchmaking Partnership: Morten Linde & Jorn Werdelin

Posted on May 23, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Jorn Werdelin and Morten Linde, the founders of Linde Werdelin, a brand of luxury sports timepieces and attachable precision digital instruments for the skiing and/or diving enthusiast. This partnership, forged as a childhood friendship in Denmark has endured over the decades to bring together their complimentary skills and experience. The result Continue reading »

Meet the Dealer in Beautiful & Collectible Watches: Hamilton Powell

Meet the Dealer in Beautiful & Collectible Watches: Hamilton Powell

Posted on May 21, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Hamilton Powell – Founder and CEO of Crown & Caliber, a young and fresh approach to the timeless business of buying and selling beautiful and collectible watches.  Both Hamilton and his fast growing company are the epitome of the paradigm that Touchinvest is mapping and observing, across the various categories of Continue reading »

Meet the Numismatist: Douglas Winter

Meet the Numismatist: Douglas Winter

Posted on January 23, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles

Touchinvest recently spoke with Doug Winter, founder of Doug Winter Numismatics and raregoldcoins.com about his passion for the rare coin business and the evolution of his business interests.  Doug has been involved in the coin business for over 40 years and has become one of the authorities in his chosen niche of US 18th & Continue reading »

Meet the Swiss Watch Expert: Nathalie Veysset

Meet the Swiss Watch Expert: Nathalie Veysset

Posted on January 22, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Nathalie Veysset, Founder of Eadness – a startup focused on pairing connoisseurs of the world’s finest and most collectible watches with the independent watch brands that are differentiating themselves as the collectibles of the future.  “Eadness” describes the feeling of happiness derived from wealth and luxury and Nathalie is dedicated to Continue reading »

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Stanislas d'Aramon

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Stanislas d’Aramon

Posted on November 29, 2013 by Adam Ford in Chronicles

Touchinvest recently spoke with Stanislas d’Aramon, co-owner of Chateau Figeac, about the upcoming launch of the wine fund he has co-founded (Fine Chateaux Collectors Fund), his life and his deep history in the Bordeaux wine culture.  It was a poetic conversation full of rarified experiences which he happily and generously shared.  Some highlights below. Touchinvest: Stanislas, you Continue reading »

Meet the Art Advisor: Annelien Bruins

Meet the Art Advisor: Annelien Bruins

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Touch Invest in Art, Chronicles

Annelien Bruins is an art advisor, writer and global citizen currently working for Tang Investments, located in New York, Miami, London and Hong Kong. Tang Investments, where Annelien is Chief Operating Officer and Senior Art Advisor, provides clients with transactional advice (private sales, auction representation, sourcing and placing works, price discovery and due diligence) and Continue reading »

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Charles Curtis

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Charles Curtis

Posted on May 11, 2013 by Touch Invest in Chronicles, Wine

Touchinvest met with Charles Curtis over a glass of white wine at Lexington Brass in New York City, in between his trips to Asia and Istanbul, to chat about wine, investing and the prestigious Master of Wine honor. Charles Curtis MW is the founder of a fine wine advisory serving private, trade and institutional clients Continue reading »

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