Determining Factors

It's not always what's inside that matters
Peter D. Meltzer
Issue: November 15, 2002

In any given auction, a number of factors other than the wine's estimate, reserve and individual tasting score can influence the outcome of the bidding. For obvious reasons, a consignment that comes directly from the winery or château tends to command a significant premium, especially when it hails from a celebrated vintage.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 15, 2002.

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