Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Skinner Wine Auction in Boston on November 2nd

For all you Wine Collectors out there, please note that Skinner will host its fall auction of Fine Wines on November 2nd at 4 p.m. in its Boston gallery at 63 Park Plaza. The sale, realized through a partnership with Lower Falls Wine Company of Newton, MA, will offer over 700 extensive lots of fine vintage Bordeaux, Burgundy, Italian, and Spanish wines, as well as impressive selection of Champagne and Sauternes, and enticing dinner party lots.

The upcoming sale features a stunning 50 case ‘superlot’ of all five First Growth Bordeaux spanning the years 1995-2004 which includes all provenance paperwork estimated at $200,000-$300,000.

Skinner is pleased to include the First Growth 1982 Lafite Rothschild in various quantities including a full case (estimated at $30,000-$45,000), single, and large format bottles, top of the line Southern and Northern Rhone, a rare collection of Bas and Grand Bas Armagnac and many large format wines, including double magnums, imperials and methuselahs of Bordeaux and Burgundy.

For the California cult Cabernet fan, Skinner will offer four bottles of Screaming Eagle 1998 estimated at $4,000-$6,000 and a single bottle of Screaming Eagle 2003, estimated at $1,000-$1,500.

One of the most exciting collections in the sale comes to Skinner from the WGBH wine collection. WGBH has a long wine auction tradition and is pleased to partner with Skinner to offer rare and fine wines from the WGBH wine cellar for bid in this special auction. All proceeds will support WGBH's TV, Radio and Children’s programming. The collection includes "The World" lot featuring fine wine from historic wine regions throughout the world from some of the finest producers, estimated at $7,000 –$10,000 and ends with a "Mystery" lot including 65 bottles of the world’s finest, strongest and classicwines and is estimated at $7,000-$10,000.

To arrange for a preview, please contact Marie Keep, director of Skinner's Fine Wines Department, at (508) 970-3296 or finewines@skinnerinc.com. Skinner is currently accepting consignments for its spring 2011 auction of Fine Wines and can accept a single noteworthy bottle or an entire collection.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Another Wine Riot on October 22 and 23

The Second Glass Wine Riot is just 8 days away. They have an awesome event planned for you! The FULL list of wines is now up on the site for your browsing pleasure. The site also has full details about the Crash Course Wine Seminars, where they will be providing all sorts of wine knowledge. Get ready for their awesome new photo set-up. All that's left is for you to do is grab your ticket before they're gone! The last event sold out, so don't count on buying tickets at the door. P.S. Check out their BRAND NEW website!