Q&A with Serena Sutcliffe

An Expert on Old Wines Talks About Counterfeits
James Suckling
Issue: December 15, 2009

Serena Sutcliffe leads Sotheby's International Wine Department, having joined the auction house in 1991. Sotheby's conducts wine auctions around the world; its annual sales totaled $44 million last year. Sutcliffe, 65, is a Master of Wine and is considered one of the world's leading experts on old wines. She and her husband, retired wine merchant and writer David Peppercorn, have been tasting and writing about the great wines of the world for decades. James Suckling met with the outspoken auctioneer in September in Sotheby's offices.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 24, 2009.

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