Something I want to share with you: Zachys Early Fall Auction NYC

Here are a few noteworthy lots from the event:
Lot 1013 – La Tache Domaine de la Romanee Conti 2009
Estimated Price: $13,000 – $20,000
Quantity: 6, Size: 750ml
Notes: banded original wood case
Lot 892 – Karuizawa 25 year old cask #2541 Single Malt 1985
Estimated Price: $2,800 – $4,200
Quantity: 1, Size: 700ml
Notes: 4cm, push cork, 58.9% ABV, bottled in 2010, production: 547 bottles, original carton
If you collect spirits and haven’t included Japanese bottles in your collection, it may be time to start. Their popularity is on the rise in the auction market.
Lot 1092 – Dom Perignon 1970 disgorged 1997
Estimated Price: $1,000 – $1,500
Quantity: 1, Size: 750ml
Notes: into foil, good color, disgorged February 13, 1997, original wood case in original carton
Finally, don’t forget the two charitable consignments in this sale. The first is Lot 263, a 19th-century shipwrecked bottle of Château Gruaud Larose from the “Marie Therese”, bottled with the ’00 vintage and sold to benefit les Jardins du Monde with an estimated price of $2,000 – $3,000. There is also a section of fine Burgundy consigned by Bob Dickinson, a meticulous and generous collector, sold to benefit Camillus House in Miami (Lots 1259-1309).
As you can see it’s safe to say there’s something in this sale for everyone!

Is this my favorite wine?

There is a question I have been thinking about for a long time and I want to answer it now. Well, I will try to do that in this article. You see, a lot of people tend to ask me, which is my favorite wine or champagne and why?

I understand that it is a reasonable question to ask, when a person is building a blog entirely dedicated to wine and champagne, but I just don’t know how to answer.

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