The three day festival was off to a good start. Sam, from Christies, felt confident they’d reach good prices at the auction. The red wine had flowed fast at the black tie dinner.
Sam stood with gavel in hand for the tenth year. The 165 year old auction had fetched higher prices each of those years for the Grand and Premier Cru. The bidding began, slowly. The first cuvée sold for a song. The bidding heated up on the second. Was it just coincidence that it sold for 1443 euros per bottle, the Hospice’s founding year.
This photo of Sandra’s took me back to the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune, Burgundy. The glazed, multicoloured tiles arranged in geometric pattern are a sight not easily forgotten.