Fine & Rare Wine Auction

. January 2, 2009

HART DAVIS HART TO AUCTION A MAGNIFICENT SELECTION OF CLASSIC BORDEAUX RARE BURGUNDY & RHONE WINES ON JANUARY 31TH AT TRU RESTAURANT IN CHICAGO

The Auction Features an Outstanding Collection of 1st Growth Bordeaux

(January 1, 2009; Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the internationally renowned wine auction house and retailer, will hold an exciting auction of Finest and Rarest wines on January 31st at award-winning restaurant Tru, located at 676 North St. Clair Street in Chicago.

hart-davis-hart-wine.jpgThe impressive sale will feature private cellars from all areas of the U.S. and include an encyclopedic collection of First Growth Bordeaux, from top vintages such as 1947, 1982, 1989, 1995, and 2000. One very noteworthy collection includes over 100 cases of first growth Bordeaux from the 1995 vintage acquired by the current owner from the London market on initial release.

The auction, which includes over 1000 lots is estimated to fetch $1.8 – $2.7 million and will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Attendance is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at Tru during the auction – should be made by calling Hart Davis Hart at 312.482.9996 or by emailing Maria Elgass, melgass@hdhwine.com.

The seven auctions held by Hart Davis Hart in 2008 in Chicago brought 32,273,540, a twenty percent increase over 2007. The firm achieved by far the highest sell-through rate in the industry at 99.8%, with a mere 17 of the 8,257 lots offered in 2008 failing to find a buyer. HDH also conducted the largest and most important wine auction worldwide in 2008, The Fox Cellar, which set record prices in many categories and was 100% sold.

Bidding Information

Auction catalogs are available through the website or by calling Hart Davis Hart (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 www.hdhwine.com.

Bidders are encouraged to attend the auction in person, but Hart Davis Hart welcomes bids by phone, fax, through the website, and via the new live-bid technology. For more information, contact Hart Davis Hart at 312.482.9996 or go to hdhwine.com.

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