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First Thursdays | Skinner Wine Tasting Club

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

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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Wine Tasting | April 17

Pre-Auction Wine Tasting

Tuesday, April 17, 2018   | 4:30PM – 6PM

RSVP ONLINE

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. 

Limited availability, please RSVP.

Contact Us: finewines@skinnerinc.com

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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’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

Just for him: Skinner’s Gentleman’s Auction Offers One-of-a-kind Gifts for One-of-a-kind Guys

Perfectly timed for Father’s Day, graduation, and all of the festive occasions of summer, Skinner’s Gentleman’s Auction offers a wide variety of items that are destined to be favorite possessions. Some are practical, some are beautiful, and some are just plain fun.  Many combine all these desirable qualities. All have been selected by Skinner’s specialists to intrigue and delight both purchaser and recipient. It is totally permissible for one bidder to fill both roles…

The online-only auction opens for bidding at 10AM on Thursday, June 1 with lots beginning a staggered close on Friday, June 9 at 2PM.… 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

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