Though few charity wine auctions have set record highs since 2007, 2012 proved to be a promising year, with auction organizers quick to cite the steady growth and relative consistency of the market as reasons for encouragement. The combined total of the 10 highest-earning events by way of live auction bidding was up 12 percent over last year, and up 60 percent over what was raised in 2009. Wine Spectator's Lizzie Munro reports.
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