Got a little extra cash to burn? Wanna stock up your cellar with a few choice wines? Wanna get that special bottle of 1994 Harlan Estate Cabernet you've always wanted? Well wine auctions are the quickest way to lighten your wallet in the wine world (short of buying a winery) but they are also the only way to get your hands on wine that you haven't had the foresight (or the budget) to buy ahead of time and cellar for yourself.
Tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM the Bonhams & Butterfields Fine and Rare wine auction will be taking place in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and a Web Browser near you. What I don't understand is why they are selling all these wines by the glass... (look at the site and you'll get the joke).
Here's everything that's up for sale.
The cheapest lot (by initial estimates) looks to be a single bottle of 1994 St. Innocent "Freedom Hill Vineyard" Chardonnay, which is expected to go around $160. The most expensive? Either the 2000 B. Dugat-Py Chambertin, or the 1934 Domaine du Clos des Lambrays at around $7,000 a pop.
You can bid online during the auction, which will take place tomorrow, Saturday July 30th, starting at 9:00 AM.
If anyone actually bids and buys something, let us know what you got!
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