Collectors Stick to Classics at Fall Sales

Records tumble under spirited bidding
Peter D. Meltzer
Issue: January 31, 2002

A stunning $14 million worth of fine and rare wines were knocked down at a dozen fall sales. Despite the prodigious supply on offer—nearly 13,000 lots—demand for classics and rarities held firm. While some sessions saw dramatic hammer prices, the lots that failed to sell could most affect the composition of future auctions.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 31, 2002.

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