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Play Hard, Work Harder

John Kapon sits atop the wine auction world by mixing a love for wine with aggressive business practices
Peter Hellman
Issue: June 30, 2012

John Kapon has the instinct to win big remains alive and well in the third-generation leader of his family's wine firm, Acker Merrall & Condit. In 2011, Kapon put all the right moves on the global wine auction market, gaveling down $110.4 million in wine sales, the largest total ever achieved by a wine auctioneer in a single year. Wine Spectator's Pete Hellman reports.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 5, 2012.

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