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Mark Hawthorne is Senior Editor at The Age. Previously he was National Business Editor of Fairfax Metro Media.
Mark Hawthorne Demand for Penfolds' 'rock star' is so high the wine maker didn't even get his hands on it.
Mark Hawthorne If Barry O'Farrell's lost bottle of 1959 Penfolds Grange ever turns up, it could be worth a lot more than $3000.
Mark Hawthorne Japanese retailer arrives in Melbourne with a unique service mantra.
Mark Hawthorne Penfolds has raised the price of its flagship Grange by $165 per bottle in the face of unprecedented global demand, adding 25 per cent to the price of a bottle of Australia's most famous red wine.
Wealth of wheels
Mark Hawthorne Mercedes-Benz 60th-anniversary SL is pitched directly to the mining millionaires of the West.
Mark Hawthorne FOR a couple of decades, the Mercedes-Benz SL nameplate was one of the great misnomers of the automotive world.
Mark Hawthorne Forget Grange, there's a new flagship in the Penfold's range — a $168,000 bottle of cabernet sauvignon that costs an astonishing $168,000 per bottle.
Mark Hawthorne After a career auctioning some of Australia's rarest wines, including a single six-litre bottle of Penfolds Grange that reaped $74,000, it takes a bit to get Stewart Langton excited.
Mark Hawthorne From built-in refrigerated cabinets to subterranean cellars to off-site storage in vast warehouses, I've seen it all.
Mark Hawthorne The wealth contained within Lang Hancock's discovery in Western Australia's Pilbara has propelled his daughter to the top of Australia's rich list.
Mark Hawthorne Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart has been crowned Australia's richest person, with US magazine Forbes estimating her fortune at $US9 billion.
Mark Hawthorne The legal stoush between NAB and former executive Ian Crouch cranks up a notch.