A Collecting Prodigy - Chris Schmidt got an early start building his cellar
Autumn Comes With an Appetite in New Orleans - Carnivale du Vin cooks up $2 million for children in need
Auction Market Stays Positive - October sales produce more record prices, despite rough economic picture
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