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5 Essentials for Entertaining

Deputy Director of Jewelry and all-around and bon vivant John Colasacco enacted a “takeover” of The Gentleman’s Auction. John’s lifelong interest in antique and period jewelry is matched by his love of antiques — particularly the accoutrements of entertaining. With his passion and trained eye, John appraises decorative arts & silver for the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.

Cocktail glasses can be both both stylish and versatile

Vintage Cocktail Glasses

I love how they look, you can find unique sets almost anywhere, or you can mix and match.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

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

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

Skinner Offers Enticing Array of Fine Wines, Rare Spirits & Ale in Online Auction, October 26 – November 3

BOSTON, MASkinner, Inc. will be offering a wealth of riches in the upcoming Fine Wines, Rare Spirits & Ales online auction from October 26-November 3. Over 1200 lots will be available for online bidding, with truly something for everyone, from the curious to the collector. Featuring classic wines from the Old and New World and a curated selection of Scotch, American and Japanese whiskey, this sale is a treasure trove of the rare and delightful.… Read More

Unique Gifts for Grads and Dads on Offer at Skinner’s Gentleman’s Auction, June 3 – June 9

Boston, MA  – Skinner, Inc. is pleased to offer its 4th bi-annual Gentleman’s Auction Online, open for bidding from June 3 through June 9. The sale’s 150 lots of Antiques, Decorative Arts, Sporting Items, Men’s Jewelry and Accessories, Barware, and Whiskey offer gentlemen of all types the chance to acquire something unique that they can’t live without.

Jewelry, Watches, and Men’s Accessories

An eclectic grouping of men’s jewelry and accessories provides an opportunity to flash just the right amount of sparkle and shine in your wardrobe.… Read More

Skinner to Host Whisky, Spirits & Ales Online Auction

10-day Sale Features Wide Variety of Scotch, Whisky, Bourbon and More

BOSTON, Mass– May X, 2015 – Following the success of its first-ever online auction devoted to Whisky and Spirits in January, Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce a Whisky, Spirits & Ales – Online auction, beginning Tuesday, May 5, at 10:00 A.M. ET, with the first lots scheduled to close on Thursday, May 14, at 4:00 P.M. ET.

Marie Keep, Director of Fine Wines said, “With over 550 exceptional lots to choose from and replete with marquee names, this auction covers a broad variety of options for the discerning collector or casual drinker.”

Scotch & Whisky

Scotch represents the vast majority of this auction, with over 300 lots of single malt offerings hailing from import

ant distilleries representing all of the regions of Scotland.… Read More

Skinner Appoints Fine Spirits Consultant Joseph Hyman

BOSTON, MA – September 3, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce the hire of Joseph Hyman as a consultant for the auction house’s expanding fine spirits category.

As the first brick and mortar auction house to offer exceptional beers at auction, Skinner is looking forward to forging a parallel path as the auction house of choice for consignors and collectors of fine spirits, with the addition of Mr. Hyman.

Hyman, a resident of Boston, comes to Skinner with over 15 years of experience as a whisky consultant, including more than two years as head of Whisky & Rare Spirits at Bonhams New York.… 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

The Story of Pappy Van Winkle and the Appeal of Rare Bourbon

Pappy Van Winkle bourbon has popped up recently in articles extolling its desirability and scarcity. There is even a documentary film, Chasing Pappy, about one man’s quest for the elusive libation. Long considered one of the finest bourbons available, this beverage is complex, smooth and a bit sweeter than most others on the market thanks to the inclusion of wheat in the mash. The third-generation company crafts this bourbon from a family recipe developed by Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle.… Read More