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Magazine Archives: Aug. 31, 2011

Cellars 101: How to Buy Wine at Auction

Nine strategies to help you raise your paddle with confidence
Peter D. Meltzer
Issue: August 31, 2011

Why buy wine at auction? Primarily because the breadth of fine and rare wines on offer far exceeds the typical stock available at retail. In addition, auction prices generally fall below retail levels and occasionally even below wholesale. Sound intriguing? With fall auction season almost upon us, Wine Spectator has compiled a guide to help you navigate the auction world.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 26, 2011.

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