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Pre-Auction Wine Tasting Events

Meet the specialists from the Fine Wines Department and taste highlights from the upcoming April 4th Fine Wines & Rare Spirits auction.

 Pre-Auction Wine Tasting

  Friday, March 29 | New York City | 5PM-7PM

  Join us to taste a selection of vintage white and      red Burgundy including Dauvissat Les Clos            1995, First Growth and Premier Grand Cru            Classe Bordeaux; Ch.… Read More

Winter Fine Wines & Rare Spirits Auction at Skinner

[BOSTON], MA – January 28, 2019 In the first department offering of 2019, the January auction (open for bidding January 30-February 7) features a New England Cellar, a single-owner collection largely accumulated and curated upon release from local retailers. This pedigreed compilation features storied vintage Champagne (Krug, Cristal, Eric Rodez), pristine lots of First Growth Bordeaux (Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Cheval Blanc), Burgundy (Comtes Lafon, Meo Camuzet), a deep strain of exemplary Italian producers (Sassicaia, Valdicava’s Madonna del Piano and Rinaldi) and California darlings Kistler and Peter Michael.… Read More

Winter Wine Events | January & February

Pre-Auction Wine Tasting

Tuesday, January 29 | Newton, MA | 5PM-7PM

Join Skinner’s Fine Wine Specialists for a unique opportunity to taste and discuss the wine from the collections in our upcoming online auction at Lower Falls Wine Company. Limited availability, please RSVP. Bottles poured on a first come, first served basis. Wines to be poured:

– Eric Rodez Rose Champagne – Kistler McCrae 2014 – Guigal Hermitage Blanc 1981 – Chateau Gruaud Larose 1966 – Luigi Baudana Barolo Baudana 2008 – La Spinetta Barolo Campe Vursu 2001 – Castello di Rampollo Sammarco 2011 – Tenuta Argentiera Bolgheri Superiore Argentiera 2011 – Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Reserva Blanco 1991 – Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Reserva 2001 – Dow’s 1997

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Vintage Wine & Spirits for Every Budget

There are many wonderful and exciting benefits to purchasing wine and spirits at auction. Often you will find unique producers, unknown regions and bottles with more age (older vintages) than you would at a retail store. An aged wine in particular is very appealing because wine develops and becomes more refined over years, complementing foods such as meats and cheeses in ways that a younger wine cannot. A common misconception people have is that they do not have the patience, space or wallet to age wine, however purchasing at auction allows anyone to acquire vintage wine and spirits with little or no long-term effort.… Read More

Fine Wines & Rare Spirits Auction Yields Strong Results

BOSTON, February 16, 2018. Lively turn out and compelling bidding resulted in strong results for Skinner’s mid-winter Fine Wines & Rare Spirits live auction with an average sell-through rate of over 96%. The February 15th auction consisted of 484 lots of fine wines and rare spirits including extensive selections from two important collections: Winter’s Collection and The Nantucket Cellar continuing the Skinner tradition of scrupulously researched fine wines and rare spirits.Read More

Raise a Glass: Mid-winter Fine Wines and Spirits Auction at Skinner Brims with Splendid Choices

The Fine Wine & Rare Spirits auction will take place February 15, 2018, at Skinner, 63 Park Plaza, Boston. The live auction begins at 6 PM, supplemented with real-time online bidding. A select number of wines will be available for sampling prior to the sale; please contact the Fine Wines department at 508-970-3246 for tasting information.

Department head Marie Keep notes that wines and spirits are unique among Skinner’s many offerings because they are consumables.… Read More

Skinner’s Expansive Auction of Fine Wines & Rare Spirits Presents a Variety of Exceptional Offerings

Fanning in every direction, the June Fine Wines & Rare Spirits auction covers a broad scope of far- reaching distilleries, producers, and vintages. A wide array of single and small lots makes collecting from this auction especially varied, approachable and exciting. The online-only auction opens for bidding on Wednesday, June 21 at 10AM and lots begin a rolling close on Wednesday, June 28 at 2PM.

The auction presents vintages that span over decades: from a bottle of Conterno Monfortino Barolo Riserva 1958, to the 2013 and 2014 releases of the much sought-after Screaming Eagle three packs in original wood cases.… Read More

Impeccable Taste: Skinner April 26 Fine Wines & Rare Spirits Auction Anchored by Two Significant Collections

Marie Keep, Director of Fine Wines, notes that numerous “unexpected and thrilling” wines await discovery in the April 26 Fine Wines & Rare Spirits auction, taking place in Boston at 6PM. The auction is anchored by two deep and diverse cellars: The Coastal Cellar and The Essex Collection, each offering splendid vintage Bordeaux and Burgundies.

She goes on to say that, like many of the collections that Skinner has presented in their ten years of fine wines auctions, “These wines have been acquired over a lifetime of passionate acquisition and tell the story of the consignor’s life and travels through labels, vintages, vineyards, and bottles.” The discerning, devoted connoisseurs who assembled these fine collections were true oenophiles whose personal tastes and histories are expressed in the wines they lovingly acquired.… Read More

Skinner Offers a Worldly Tour of Fine Wines & Rare Spirits in Online Auction, February 23 – March 2

BOSTON, MA – Skinner’s February Fine Wines online auction of over 700 lots features a broad range of cellars and styles from classic Claret to reigning Napa royalty and Pre-Prohibition American whiskey. Highlights include such luminaries as 1982 Cheval Blanc, 1990 Mouton Rothschild, 1990 A. Clape Cornas, an impressive selection of Colgin in original wood, 1919 Old Crow Rye, and Highland Park 1958 40 Year Old.

Tasting at Lower Falls Wine Company

A tasting of auction highlights and a chance to meet experts from Skinner’s Fine Wines department will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 1:30-4:30 PM at Lower Falls Wine Company.… Read More

Impressive Scope of Fine Wines & Rare Spirits on Offer at Skinner, November 9

BOSTON, MASkinner, Inc  will host a live auction of Fine Wines & Rare Spirits on November 9 at 6PM, featuring a curated selection of great depth and focus. With over 500 lots the auction represents the very best of Burgundy, the Rhone, and Cult Californian wine, diving deep into historic and current vintages. Represented are top producers such as Domaine de la Romanee Conti, Rousseau and Roumier, along with a vast vintage selection of Guigal’s heralded La La’s, rare vintages of Chave and Jamet, and the consistently top rated Californian wines Screaming Eagle, Colgin, Harlan, Schrader and Sine Qua Non among others, all in pristine condition.… Read More

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