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April 30, 1997 Bargains Few and Far Between at New Napa Barrel Auction The Napa Valley Vintners Association tried to limit its first midwinter barrel auction, called Premier Napa Valley, to members of the wine trade only, but instead found itself managing surreptitious demand from consumers and collectors Los Angeles retailer David Breitstein, of the Duke of Bourbon, believed many case prices were inflated by consumers who engaged trade members to bid for them.
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