Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. to Auction a Second Offering From the Renowned Verlin Collection on December 1st

. November 12, 2007

AuctionPublicity.com – Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., one of the leading wine auction houses in the world, will on December 1st auction the second single owner offering from The Verlin Collection, featuring approximately 900 lots valued at $2.3-3.5 million. The first offering from The Verlin Collection was 100% sold in May, 2007, realizing over $7 million.
The remarkable collection includes more than 250 case lots of Bordeaux from the very best modern vintages including First Growths, Petrus, and Lafleur; more than 60 case lots of top Burgundy including DRC, Vogue, Jayer, Hubert Lignier and Coche Dury; 11 vintages of Romanee Conti from DRC; vintage Champagne including 50 case-lots highlighted by 14 cases of Cristal and 18 cases of Dom Perignon; the greatest names from Rhone, including J.L. Chave and the single vineyard wines of Guigal; as well as cases of classic vintages of Spain’s Vega Sicilia Unico. This is one of the most concentrated offerings of great old world wines ever to be sold at auction.
Concurrent with the Chicago auction, Grae Verlin will host an exciting wine weekend at the W New York Union Square featuring An Evening of Grae’s Favorite Wines on Friday, November 30th at 7:30 pm ($450) and A Wine Affair with Grae Verlin on Saturday, December 1st including an extensive tasting and special wine and food pairings at 11:00 a.m. ($150) Bidders interested in bidding through HDH Live from the W New York Union Square may register anytime after 9:30 a.m.
The live auction will take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant Tru, beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m. (CST) on December 1st. Attendance is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at Tru during the auction ($75) should be made by calling Hart Davis Hart at 312.482.9996 or by emailing Marc Smoler, msmoler@hdhwine.com.
Auction catalogs are available through the website or by calling Hart Davis Hart (http://www.hdhwine.com/; 312.482.9996.) The expanded website allows bidders to view and search the auction catalog and place absentee bids online. Hart Davis Hart’s state-of-the-art technology allows bidders worldwide to participate in the Chicago-based live auctions via the Internet. Bidders can follow the auction in the salesroom, hear the live auction, and bid against the room, all in real-time. More details about the technology can be found at http://www.hdhwine.com/.

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