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Christie's New Record

Ambitious bidding sets all-time high hammer prices for two cases
Peter D. Meltzer
Issue: December 15, 2006

In a matter of minutes, Christie's twice smashed the world auction record for the highest price paid for a case of wine. At the house's inaugural evening auction in Los Angeles on Sept. 28, a case of Château Mouton-Rothschild 1945 sold for a staggering $290,000.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 15, 2006.

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