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Pre-Auction Wine Tasting Events

Meet the specialists from the Fine Wines Department and taste highlights from the upcoming November 5th Fine Wines & Rare Spirits auction.

  The Ultimate Wash-Ashore Dinner 

    Thursday, October 18 | Martha’s Vineyard | 7PM-10PM

    Beach Road Restaurant     79 Beach Road     Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 

    RSVP ONLINE

 

 

  Pre-Auction Wine Lunch

    Tuesday, October 30 | New York City | 12PM-2PM

    Vaucluse Restaurant     100 East 63rd Street     New York, NY 10065

    RSVP ONLINE

 

 

  Pre-Auction Wine Tasting

   Thursday, November 1 | Boston | 5PM-6:30PM

   haley.henry    45 Province Street    Boston, MA 02108

   RSVP ONLINE

 

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Fine Wine Tasting | Monday, June 25

 

  Fine Wine Tasting

Branch Line, Watertown | Monday, June 25th from 5-7 PM 

Please join us for an evening wine tasting on Monday, June 25th at Branch Line in Watertown. Seasonal menu items from the team that established Eastern Standard and Island Creek Oyster Bar will be paired with exceptional wines selected by Skinner Specialists highlighting items in the upcoming June 26 Fine Wines & Rare Spirits Auction.… Read More

Vintage Wine & Spirits for Every Budget

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Pre-Auction Wine Tasting Events | New York & Boston

Pre-Auction Wine Tasting Events

Thursday, February 8 | New York | 5:30PM

The Cosmopolitan Club The Sun Room 122 East 66th Street New York, NY 10065

RSVP ONLINE

Monday, February 12 | Boston | 4PM

Troquet on South 107 South Street Boston, MA 02111

RSVP ONLINE

Meet the specialists from the Fine Wines Department and taste highlights from the two pillars of our upcoming February 15th auction – Winter’s Collection and The Nantucket Cellar.… Read More

Skinner Appoints Fine Spirits Consultant Joseph Hyman

BOSTON, MA – September 3, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce the hire of Joseph Hyman as a consultant for the auction house’s expanding fine spirits category.

As the first brick and mortar auction house to offer exceptional beers at auction, Skinner is looking forward to forging a parallel path as the auction house of choice for consignors and collectors of fine spirits, with the addition of Mr. Hyman.

Hyman, a resident of Boston, comes to Skinner with over 15 years of experience as a whisky consultant, including more than two years as head of Whisky & Rare Spirits at Bonhams New York.… Read More

Wines of the Chateau de Beaucastel

Chateau de Beaucastel Hommage a Jacques Perrin (Lots 277-280, Estimates Vary)

In the far, northern reaches of Chateauneuf du Pape sits the Chateau de Beaucastel. Named for the Beaucastel family, who  purchased the land in 1549 as an agricultural venture, the property has a history of winemaking dating back to 1792. At the turn of the 20th century, phylloxera ravaged vineyards across the French countryside, and then-owner Elie Dussaud decided to sell the vineyard rather than replant and start over.… Read More

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

A vertical collection of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars (Lot 13, Estimate $1,200-1,800)

In its May 2nd Fine Wines auction, Skinner will offer a unique vertical lot of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. Often considered one America’s “First Growths,” the story of Warren Winiarski and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is one of classic American ingenuity, perseverance and, ultimately, success.

After meeting Nathan Fay in 1969 and recognizing the profundity of the cabernet from Fay’s first vineyard, Warren Winiarski went on to purchase an adjacent property in what is now known as the Stag’s Leap district and founded Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in 1970.… Read More

Online Wine Auction Highlights: From the Southern Rhone to Napa Valley

My favorite lot in the entire sale, live or online, is this one, 6 bottles of 1985 Clos de la Bousse d’Or. The consignor was kind enough to provide us with a bottle of this wine to demonstrate the quality of his storage. Simply put, the bottle was right in the sweet spot for Burgundy; smoke and earth, nuanced fruit, fully mature yet the acidity suggests some years ahead. And that was from a bottle with a four centimeter ullage, so imagine what is in store for the winner of this lot.

Quality in Wine

If the concept of ‘quality’ in wine was rendered visually, consider it a triptych – the view on the left a vineyard, the middle scene the wine making process, and finally, the third view – the wine’s performance in your glass. The definitions of the three concepts can be incredibly broad and somewhat exhausting. To do justice to defining quality in wine, it’s tempting to contort language to simultaneously cover such vast subjects as history, terroir, geneology, culture, philosophy, but I won’t!