Lafite’s ‘Godzilla’ Tops Wine Auctions as Hong Kong Sales Boom

Sipping Cristal champagne and 39 other blue-chip labels, New York wine lovers kicked off the autumn auction season at a two-night Acker Merrall & Condit sale on Sept. 10. They bid big, especially for Chateau Lafite and Romanee Conti, spending $4.9 million -- a sign auction prices are still rising.

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