A sea of fine wine—nearly 9,000 lots, valued at more than $11 million—went on the block between Sept. 11 and 18, leaving several new records in its wake. Just as revealing as the heightened demand for rare Bordeaux and Burgundy are the creative means that Manhattan auction houses have adopted to attract bidders to their live sales in what has become a highly competitive arena.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 30, 2004.
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