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Two-day Live Fine Wines Auction Features The Doctor’s Collection

Auction launches the new Whisky & Spirits division

BOSTON, Mass. – October 2, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. announces a two-day live auction of Fine Wines in Boston on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 28 and 29, presented in conjunction with Lower Falls Wine Company. On the first evening, Skinner presents The Doctor’s Collection, a private cellar that cuts a swath through some of the world’s most storied vineyards, vintages that elicit superlatives, and producers that have long reigned at the top of their classifications.… Read More

The Piedmont School of Violin-Making

From the Guadagninis to Pressenda and Rocca

When you think of Piedmont, Italy the first thing that comes to mind is most likely wine. Yes, Piedmont is a wine region, but it was also home to an important tradition of violin-making. The Piedmont school can be divided into three distinct periods, beginning in 1630 with the most important maker of his time: Chioffredo Cappa.

The Guadagnini family dominates the second period. Giovanni Battista Guadagnini arrived in the region in 1771 and introduced violin-making in the Lombard manner.… Read More