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Early spring and late winter auctions demonstrated how the gap between the uncommon and the ordinary continues to grow. At one end are the trophy wines, such as a six-magnum lot of DRC Romanée-Conti 1985 that sold at NYWinesChristie's on March 2 for $170,375—the highest price ever paid for a case of wine at a commercial wine auction.
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