One of the principal attractions of buying wine at auction lies in the ever-present possibility of snaring a bargain. No one knows what a lot will sell for until the gavel falls, and apart from a wine's inherent attributes, a variety of factors —ranging from supply and demand to condition and provenance—can influence the outcome of the final bid.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 31, 2002.
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