The Wine Spectator Auction Index, which tracks sales of commercial wine auctions in the United States, inched ahead by 0.42 percent in the second quarter of 2013, rising from 313.13 to 314.43 points. Despite the meager advance, the quarter witnessed several record-breaking prices and a spate of new bidders from the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore and Brazil, according to the country's auction directors.
From the Oct 15, 2013, issue
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