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Spring Auction Roundup: Provenance Prevails

Zachys sales brings in $4 million; old vintages at Christie's Latour sale broke world records.

Posted: June 25, 2003  By Peter D. Meltzer

News & Features  :  News

Blockbusters on the Block at Christie's and Sotheby's

Spring auctions include 190 lots of Latour straight from the château's cellar and two stellar private collections.

Posted: April 18, 2003  By Peter D. Meltzer

News & Features  :  News

Butterfields Auction House Gets New Name, New Wine Director

Frank Martell, formerly of Acker Merrall & Condit, replaces veteran Bruce Kaiser at what is now Bonhams & Butterfield.

Posted: February 28, 2003  By Peter D. Meltzer

News & Features  :  News

2001 Cabernets Earn High Bids at Napa Barrel Auction

Excitement over the upcoming releases helped the annual event bring in its highest amount ever, despite a slow economy.

Posted: February 24, 2003  By Daniel Sogg

News & Features  :  News

Wine Artifacts Shine at Sotheby's Americana Sale

Demand was high for Colonial-era items such as decanting funnels, bottle tags, wine coolers and storage cabinets.

Posted: January 20, 2003  By Peter D. Meltzer

News & Features  :  News

Christie's Raises Buyer's Premium on Wine

Fee for auction purchases increases to 17.5 percent this year.

Posted: January 6, 2003  By Peter D. Meltzer

News & Features  :  News

Wine Auctions Total $90 Million in 2002

Christie's regains overall lead in global sales, while Acker Merrall & Condit tops U.S. sales.

Posted: December 26, 2002  By Peter D. Meltzer

News & Features  :  News

Duke of Windsor's Cellar Brings in $167,000 in Paris Auction

The Christie's wine sale included 68 lots of royal provenance, encompassing 19th century Cognacs and spirits.

Posted: December 18, 2002  By Peter D. Meltzer

News & Features  :  News

First Long Island Rare-Wine Auction Raises $14,000 for Grape Research

Local wineries contribute unique lots for event to benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension's viticultural research.

Posted: December 11, 2002  By Matthew DeBord

News & Features  :  News

Zachys Sees Continued Success with Second Independent Sale

In what has been a challenging quarter for many auction houses, the New York retailer saw a 96-percent sold rate.

Posted: December 9, 2002  By Peter D. Meltzer

News & Features  :  News

Liquor Monopoly's Toronto Wine Auction Nets C$2.2 Million

The first commercial wine auction in Ontario exceeded expectations, with many lots bringing in well above their averages.

Posted: November 13, 2002  By Konrad Ejbich

News & Features  :  News

Zachys Is Back With $3.65 Million Solo Auction

Scarsdale retailer sees stunning 97 percent sold rate in sale full of top Bordeaux and Burgundies.

Posted: October 28, 2002  By Peter D. Meltzer

News & Features  :  News

Christie's London Auction Honors Michael Broadbent

The longtime head of Christie's wine department returned to the podium for the sale of top Bordeaux and Burgundies.

Posted: October 21, 2002  By Peter D. Meltzer

News & Features  :  News

Zachy's Goes Solo With Premier Manhattan Wine Auction

The wine retailer's sale, on Oct. 25 and 26, is heavy on Bordeaux, from rare 19th century bottles to more affordable lots.

Posted: October 11, 2002  By Peter D. Meltzer

News & Features  :  News

Liquor Monopoly Debuts Fine-Wine Auctions in Ontario

The Canadian province previously allowed only charity wine auctions; this government-run event will be the first commercial sale.

Posted: October 7, 2002  By Konrad Ejbich

News & Features  :  News

Christie's Holds First Wine Auction in Paris

The sale was the city's largest so far this year, despite a low percent-sold rate.

Posted: September 25, 2002  By Peter D. Meltzer

News & Features  :  News

Morrell Muscles Market With $5 Million Auction

SH: The massive sale earned the fifth-highest total ever, despite lukewarm interest in many recent vintages of Bordeaux.

Posted: September 23, 2002  By Peter D. Meltzer

News & Features  :  News

2002 Wine Auction Sales Down 12 Percent

Rarities remain buoyant in second quarter.

Posted: July 15, 2002  By Peter D. Meltzer

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Despite Slow Economy, Cash Still Flows Freely at the Napa Valley Wine Auction

Napa's annual charity event raised $7.6million, its second-highest total ever.

Posted: June 13, 2001  By Daniel Sogg

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Top Napa Valley Winemakers Turn Out for Year's Biggest Charity Auction

Wine Spectator gets the festivities started with a bring-your-own-magnum party.

Posted: June 21, 2000  By Dana Nigro

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