OREANDA-NEWS  Sotheby's will hold the largest auction of luxury sparkling wines in history next week, writes the Financial Times.

The auction house will put up for auction in Paris about 1.5 thousand bottles of vintage champagne from the collection of Taiwanese billionaire Pierre Chen.

Among the rarities will be presented a lot of five bottles of Salon Le Mesnil, Blanc de Blancs 1971, the cost of which is estimated at 18 thousand euros. Auction participants will also be able to compete for champagne from leading brands, including Krug, Dom Perignon, Salon and Roederer, including those from the 1950s.

This is the second of five international auctions for the sale of 25 thousand bottles of Chen wine. The first one took place in November 2023 in Hong Kong and brought in $16.8 million.