Amount (in millions of US$) of total auction sales in wine and spirits by Sotheby’s last year—the highest ever on record, and 44% increase over the previous year. Buyers from Asia accounted for 58% of all wine sales; buyers from the US accounted for 20%. 40% were new buyers. For the first time ever, one third of all bidders on wine and spirits were under 40 years old.

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