Thursday, October 23, 2014
"The Doctor’s Collection" offers a matrix of vineyards, producers, and vintages that will capture the imagination of anyone interested in wine, especially Bordeaux. The Doctor traveled extensively, and celebrated life and occasions through wine. Cases of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 and Chateau Latour 1982 represent the vintage at its zenith (Lot 38, Estimate $24,000 to $32,500 and Lot 50, Estimate $15,000 to $22,000). Dazzling Sauternes is on offer with a case of 1971 Chateau d’Yquem (Lot 233, Estimate $3,500 to $5,000). The collection also offers 1985 bottles from the two monopole vineyards of Domaine de la Romanee Conti: Romanee Conti (Lot 293, Estimate $8,000 to $12,000)
The second evening of the auction, Skinner presents a curated selection representing great wine regions around the world, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone, Piedmont, Tuscany, Napa Valley, and Australia. Several small, private cellars represented in the auction echo the model of a life spent collecting.
A collection of Sine Qua Non (Lots 627 to 633) includes bottlings rarely seen at auction, and two verticals of Screaming Eagle also represent California (Lots 642 and 643, each estimated at $5,000 to $7,000). Another new-world wine, Penfolds Grange, offers a nice vertical of Australian wine (Lot 923, Estimate $1,200 to $1,800). Finally, Ken's Top Pick! Lot 625. Two Magnums of 2005 Shafer “Hillside Select” (estimate $600 to $900.) These would make great Christmas gifts!
To arrange for a preview, please contact Marie Keep, Director of Skinner’s Fine Wines Department, at 508-970-3296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Joe Carr will be there pouring his Dylan's Ghost wines. These wines rock and are a great value. Check out my reviews of his 2010 wines. If you have not tried them yet, this is a great venue to experience them! Have Fun!
Monday, June 23, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The idea behind the Riesling Riot is to introduce the very wide range of Riesling wines to a new audience. The event will teach antendees about the regions, styles, food pairings, and history behind Riesling.
This four city tour starts right here in Boston! It will be presenting Riesling wines from around the world all in one room. The main goal will be to highlight how diverse the grape is and teach attendees how to choose the style of Riesling they like. The folks from the Second Glass will use a lot of the tricks they learned from their Wine Riots to produce a very interactive and educational tasting experience for all attendee's. Don't miss this very unique event. Cheers!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Some of my favorites offered in this auction are these 3 lots:
Lot 34: The 2007 Sloan Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa. Parker said “This spectacular 2007 should drink well for 25-30+ years.” (RP 100) (ST 96) 1 bottle ($500-700)
Lot 66: Chateau Pontet Canet 2009 (Pauillac) I always loved this wine and this is one of their best vintages! (RP 100) (WE 99) (WS 96) (ST 96) 12 bottles ($2,000-$3,000)
Lot 207: Chateau Margaux 2000 The 2000 Margaux is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. Parker said, “There is no reason to hesitate to drink it. However, it should evolve for another 30-40 years, so there is no hurry either.” (RP 100) (WS 100) (ST 98) 2 bottles ($1,200-1,800)
To arrange for a preview, please contact Marie Keep, Director of Skinner’s Fine Wines Department, at 508-970-3296 or check out the Skinner Wine website for a listing of all the offering on the catalog.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Be sure to check out this event that is is raising money for the Jimmy Fund. It is on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hotel in Boston. You will enjoy a variety of wines. There will be a good selection of whites and reds to appeal to all palettes. Participating wine vendors include M.S. Walker, Horizon Beverage, Plymouth Bay Winery, Federal Wine & Spirits, Gordon's Fine Wines & Liquors, and August West Wines.
Tickets are $50 per person, and include a $25 gift certificate for Tresca for the first 150 participants at the door. The event will also feature live music, a wine drawing (buy a chance for $35, and you're guaranteed a bottle of wine worth $25 or more if you are lucky), Finally there is a silent auction for a trip to a vineyard in Sonoma, California including airfare, several large format wines, a 4 course chef's tasting menu for 4 at Strega worth $500, and many other great items.
All proceeds benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund. Please note all tickets will be handled as "will call" at the door of the event. We look forward to seeing you there.