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Magazine Archives: July 31, 2004

The Bigger the Better

Large-format bottles attract attention at auction and at parties
Peter D. Meltzer
Issue: July 31, 2004

Big bottles are fetching big dollars at auction. Last December at Zachys, a lot containing 33 imperials (each equal to eight 750ml bottles) of classified Bordeaux from the 1982 vintage sold for a whopping $247,700—triple the high estimate.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 31, 2004.

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