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