Skinner to Feature the WGBH Wine Collection at Upcoming Sale to Support Local Programming

Impressive fine wine sale includes wide range of choices from prized Lafite Rothschild to varied dinner party lots and selection of champagne, just in time for the holidays

BOSTON, Mass. – Skinner, Inc. will host its fall auction of Fine Wines on November 2nd at 4 p.m. in its Boston gallery at 63 Park Plaza. The sale, realized through a partnership with Lower Falls Wine Company of Newton, MA, will offer over 700 extensive lots of fine vintage Bordeaux, Burgundy, Italian, and Spanish wines, as well as impressive selection of Champagne and Sauternes, and enticing dinner party lots for those wishing to educate, test or delight their palettes.

Not to be missed, the upcoming sale features a stunning 50 case ‘superlot’ of all five First Growth Bordeaux spanning the years 1995-2004 which includes all provenance paperwork estimated at $200,000-$300,000.

Skinner is pleased to include the soaring First Growth 1982 Lafite Rothschild in various quantities including a full case (estimated at $30,000-$45,000), single, and large format bottles, top of the line Southern and Northern Rhone, a rare collection of Bas and Grand Bas Armagnac and many large format wines, including double magnums, imperials and methuselahs of Bordeaux and Burgundy.

The sale also boasts a 20 lot collection of Domaine de La Romanee including four bottles of Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg 1990, estimated at $4,750-$6,500 and two bottles of Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache 1978, estimated at $4,500-$6,500. For the California cult cabernet fan, Skinner will offer four bottles of Screaming Eagle 1998 estimated at $4,000-$6,000 and a single bottle of Screaming Eagle 2003, estimated at $1,000-$1,500.

One of the most exciting collections in the sale comes to Skinner from the WGBH wine collection. WGBH has a long wine auction tradition and is pleased to partner with Skinner to offer rare and fine wines from the WGBH wine cellar for bid in this special auction. All proceeds will support WGBH’s TV, Radio and Children’s programming. The collection includes “The World” lot featuring fine wine from historic wine regions throughout the world from some of the finest producers, estimated at $7,000 –$10,000 and ends with a “Mystery” lot including 65 bottles of the world’s finest, strongest and classic wines and is estimated at $7,000-$10,000.

To arrange for a preview, please contact Marie Keep, director of Skinner’s Fine Wines Department, at 508 970-3296 or [email protected] Skinner is currently accepting consignments for its spring 2011 auction of Fine Wines and can accept a single noteworthy bottle or an entire collection.

About Skinner
Skinner, Inc. is one of the world’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art and the only major auction house headquartered in New England. With expertise in over 20 specialty collecting areas, Skinner draws the interest of buyers from all over the world and its auctions regularly achieve world record prices. Skinner provides a broad range of auction and appraisal services, and it is widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the auction business. Skinner’s appraisal experts regularly appear on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, and its specialty departments include American Furniture & Decorative Arts, American & European Paintings & Prints, European Furniture & Decorative Arts, 20th Century Design, Fine Ceramics, Fine Jewelry, Textiles & Couture, Fine Musical Instruments, Asian Works of Art, Fine Wines, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Science & Technology, Oriental Rugs & Carpets, American Indian & Ethnographic Art, Fine Judaica, Antique Motor Vehicles, Toys, Dolls & Collectibles, and Discovery. Skinner galleries are located in Boston and Marlborough, Mass.

For more information on upcoming auctions and events, visit Skinner’s website www.skinnerinc.com

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