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Christie's Auction House Appoints New Head of Wine Department

David Elswood will oversee global wine sales.

Peter D. Meltzer
Posted: April 12, 2004

David Elswood has been appointed head of Christie's international wine department, a position that had been left vacant since the departure of Christopher Burr in 2000.

Elswood, who joined Christie's in 1985, had been head of the auction firm's European wine sales since 2001. He briefly left the company in 2000 to become managing director of Winebid.com's European wine business.

In his new capacity, Elswood will oversee all of Christie's wine operations in London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Geneva and Amsterdam.

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