Wine Lovers, Here’s How You Can Widen Your Collection Through Kaigai Fine Wine Asia
Wine-loving communities with a taste for the finest pours know Kaigai Fine Wine Asia. It has been operating independently since 1991, and has grown into one of the leading distributors of wines and spirits in Asia.
Its well-curated collection is renowned, boasting over 1,000 rare and vintage bottles from predominantly Italy and France, specifically the popular winemaking regions of Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux and Piedmont.
Sourcing these gems are Kaigai’s dedicated team of specialists who have over the years developed close relationships with renowned wineries, big and small. Their customers also comprise leading restaurants and bars in Japan, as well as private clients and collectors across the globe who value their expertise and professional service.
Before social distancing was made mandatory due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kaigai would bring the community together through exclusive wine pairing events and tastings. Every year, collectors from all over the world would also book trips to Tokyo to attend its much-anticipated wine and whisky auction, which has been held a few times a year since 2000.
It’s no surprise, given the highly-prized labels that have gone under the hammer, including the extremely rare Domaine de la Romanee-Conti-La Tache 1988 double magnum, and the 1940 vintage Macallan Red Ribbon that was even sold in its original wooden box.
Wine lovers will be glad to know that Kaigai is bringing its 27th Kaigai Fine Wine Online Auction to them via an online bidding exercise, from June 8 to 15. All one needs to do is sign up via its website or the mobile app. With this membership, they can browse the 85 bottles of fine and rare wines handpicked for this year's special showcase to make a bid.
Standouts include the 1982 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas; the 1988 Nicolas Joly Savennieres Coulee de Serrant; and the 1973 M. Doudet-Naudin Beaune 1er Cru, all of which are available in limited quantities. Don’t worry if you can't get your hands on these coveted gems, as there are still a number of outstanding choices from the likes of Marie Courtin, Chateau Rothschild and Pierre Overnoy.
And, even if you are unable to secure something from the June auction, you can look forward to similarly prized sips at the upcoming bidding events in August and October. It’s safe to presume, there'll be plenty more rare and exquisite choices to covet. And whether you’re in Singapore, Hong Kong or Europe, you’ll also enjoy tax-free shipping.
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