Rare Spirits Specialist, Joe Hyman, delves into the fascinating subject of counterfeit spirits bottles and shows us what to look out for. Three whiskies in recent months raised red flags and Joe points out the reasons why. Watch now to uncover telltale counterfeit signs on labels, capsules and yes, even when tasting.… Read More
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Since we’re doing more armchair traveling than actually getting on a plane these days, the Fine Wine & Rare Spirits department has compiled a list of our favorite reads that speak of drinks (of course) but also that encapsulate the world of our favorite subject—tying together all the elements that make it so diverse: travel, history, gastronomy, geography, and agriculture—with the hope that one might transport you from wherever you are safely staying into the colorful scenery of wines and spirits.… Read More
Tuesday, November 5 | 5:30PM – 7PM
Join Skinner Fine Wine Specialists Marie Keep and Anna Ward for a tasting of selected lots from the upcoming Fine Wine & Rare Spirits auction on Tuesday, November 5, from 5:30 – 7PM at Shy Bird in Cambridge, MA.
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First Thursdays are back at International Wine Vault in Framingham, MA!
Beginning this year, First Thursdays will be meeting on a quarterly basis, not monthly. With the additional time to plan tasting line ups, we will be asking for an admission cost of $50, which can be contributed as a comparable bottle for the tasting. We ask that you include which bottle you plan to bring when signing up so that we can properly prepare for the tasting, making First Thursdays the truly collaborative, exciting group we have always intended it to be.… Read More
[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
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
Pre-Auction Wine Tasting
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 4:30PM – 6PM
Meet the specialists from the Fine Wines & Rare Spirits department and taste highlights from our Spring online sale (open for bidding April 17 – 25) at Lower Falls Wine Company.
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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
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
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
Monday, February 12 | Boston | 4PM
Troquet on South 107 South Street Boston, MA 02111