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RARE CHINESE LIQUOR ADDS BODY TO SUMMER SALE

An exceptionally rare bottle of Chinese white liquor - valued between £2,800 and £3,000 - is just one of several fine vintage wines and spirits to be showcased at our Bedale Hall Sale on Sunday 23 June.

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An exceptionally rare bottle of Chinese white liquor - valued between £2,800 and £3,000 - is just one of several fine vintage wines and spirits to be showcased at our Bedale Hall Sale on Sunday 23 June.

The 50cl bottle of Kweichow Moutai ‘Rare Breed’ Baijiu is 20 years old and was part of a special release by the Kweichow Moutai group in 2011. It is almost impossible to find on the open market and is bound to be of considerable interest to collectors and drink connoisseurs around the globe.

The bottle of Baijiu is part of a collection that has been put together by our wine and spirits expert Peter Hopkins (pictured), who has over 25 years’ experience as a wine valuer and consultant, and whose many accolades include the National title of ‘UK Sommelier of the Year’.

 Also included in the sale are two other bottles of ‘Rare Breed’ Baijiu, valued between £250 and £300 each, together with a number of single bottles of high quality wine. One such example is a 1961 bottle of Hermitage ‘La Chapelle’ Jaboulet Aine, carrying a price estimate of £1,700 to £2,500.

As well as single bottles, several wine cases from prestigious French vineyards form part of the collection, including 12 bottles of Le Pavillion Rouge du Chateau Margaux 2007 worth £1,400 to £1,500.

Complementing the wine itself, is a single owner collection of drinking glasses. Many date from the 18th century, including a show-stopping, very rare baluster wine glass, c. 1715 that is valued between £3,000 and £4,000 and a concealed Jacobite wine glass dating from c.1765-70 with a price estimate of £1,500 - £2,000.

The sale itself takes place on Sunday 23 June at 10am, with viewing on Friday 21 June from 10am until 7pm and Saturday 22 June from 9am until 5pm.

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