The Wine Spectator Auction Index is at a record high. Rising 6.5 percent from 207.84 to 221.32 in the second half of 2005, the index outpaced both the Dow Jones and Nasdaq. With the exception of Vintage Port, which fell 4 percent, all categories of wine represented in the index increased in value, including classified Bordeaux, which rose 8 percent; premium California labels, which climbed 6 percent; and Tuscan estate bottlings, which advanced 5 percent.
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