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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

Stock up for Winter during Skinner’s Fine Wines, Whisky, Spirits & Ales Online Auction

BOSTON, MA – February 19, 2016 Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce a Fine Wines online auction, with bidding open from Thursday, February 18 through Thursday, February 25. Find wonderful wines, spirits and ales to re-stock your cellar, supply a weekend getaway or savor at a gathering with friends in these colder winter months, among more than 900 selections from around the world to suit any budget, taste or occasion.

Fine Wines

Skinner invites buyers to take a tour through the world’s best wine-growing regions.… Read More

Stock up for Summer during Skinner’s Fine Wines Online Auction

BOSTON, MA – June 19, 2015 Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce a Fine Wines – Online auction, beginning Wednesday, June 17th and running through June 24th. Find wonderful wines, spirits and ales to re-stock your cellar, supply a weekend getaway or savor at a dinner party with friends this season, among more than 500 selections from around the world to suit any budget, taste or occasion.

Fine Wines

Skinner invites buyers to take a tour through the world’s best wine-growing regions; the auction begins in Champagne, moves steadily through Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone, leaving France for Italy, Germany, Spain and the New World.… Read More

Outstanding Offering of Bordeaux Leads Fine Wines Auction at Skinner

March Sale also Features Excellent Variety of Spirits and Ales

BOSTON, MA – February 24, 2015 –Skinner presents a curated selection of more than 300 lots of fine wines, spirits and ales during a live auction on March 3 and an online-only auction taking place March 2 through March 11. Marie Keep, Director of Fine Wines at Skinner noted, “Collectors and enthusiasts will find a dynamic medley of wines to savor now or later, at a range of price points.… Read More

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

Skinner to Auction Fine Wines, Ales & Spirits on February 25

BOSTON, Mass. – February 10, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will offer nearly 600 lots sure to please any palate during its Fine Wines auction on Tuesday, February 25. Presented in conjunction with Lower Falls Wine Company, this sale will offer both fledgling and experienced oenophiles the opportunity to bid on extraordinary selections of Bordeaux, Rhone, Burgundy, and more. For beer connoisseurs, an exceptional section of Fine Ales will be available, in addition to a choice selection of spirits.… Read More

Online Auction of Fine Wines, Beer & Spirits in Time for the Holidays

BOSTON, Mass. – October 29, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will hold a Fine Wines – Online auction beginning November 6, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. EST and concluding on November 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. EST. With a broad spectrum of wines, beer, and spirits from across the globe, the auction offers an approachable selection and affords buyers the opportunity to discover the perfect complement to any holiday gathering. The online sale will attract both collectors seeking to broaden their cellar holdings as well as enthusiasts interested in ready-to-drink wines.… Read More

Wine for the Summer: The Pleasures of Burgundy

Wine for Summer | Batard Montrachet

When Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood muse on “Summer Wine” they sing of “Strawberries, cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring.” It sounds to me like they were enjoying some fine red Burgundy!

When it comes to collecting red Burgundy the outstanding vintages of 1999, 2002 and 2005 are what you’ll find resting in collectors’ cellars, and there they shall sit for many more years, joined soon by the 2009s. But Burgundy is known to be fickle; the Pinot Noir variety is notoriously prone to rot and has difficulty achieving optimum ripeness. As such, you’ll hear an awful lot about “drinking vintages” in the Cote d’Or filling the gaps between “classic” vintages. 2004 and 2007 are some such vintages, drinking beautifully in their youth as the 02’s and 05’s mature.