Skinner, a large auction house, is going to start holding wine auctions in Boston. No other auction houses in Massachusetts currently hold wine auctions. Skinner’s retail partner in this venture is Lower Falls Wine Co. Their first wine auction will be held on September 14, 2007 at 6pm at their offices at 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA. A catalogue of the lots up for auction should be available online around September 1.
There will also be a special Champagne Reception & Pre-Auction Wine Tasting on September 12th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. This will also take place at Skinner's Gallery at 63 Park Plaza. as space is limited, you must RSVP by telephone to 617-350-5400.
About 200 lots will be up for auction, including some very rare wines: Over 350 bottles from the private cellar of the former owners of the Maison Robert restaurant; a magnum of 1959 Château Lafite-Rothschild (valued at $6K-$8K); two cases of 2000 Château Lafite-Rothschild (valued about $9K); three bottles of 1996 Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne 1996 (valued about $5700); two bottles of 1967 Château d'Yquem 1967 (valued about $2800); and a bottle of 1985 Chateau Leoville-las-Cases (valued at $125-$175).
The auction will be open to the public and it could be interesting to view, even if you might not purchase anything.