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April 2000

Zachys-Christie's, 04/07-08/2000

Location
New York

Number of lots
1,425

Percent sold
96

Sale Total
$2.9 million (including the 15 percent buyer's premium)

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Pre-sale high estimate

The sale's highlight was a 48-vintage offering of Chateau Latour dating back to 1863 consigned directly from the property.  ...   » Read full auction analysis
March 2000

Sotheby's, 3/22/2000

Location
London

Number of lots
1,359

Percent sold
93

Sale Total
$1.7 million (including the 10 percent buyer's premium)

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The sale's highlight was a 7,000-bottle collection of fine wine consigned from the reserve cellar of Château Loudenne, which fetched just under $900,000.  ...   » Read full auction analysis

Butterfields, 3/18/2000

Location
San Francisco

Number of lots
1,165

Percent sold
98

Sale Total
$910,000 (including the 15 percent buyer's premium)

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This sale marked Butterfields' second wine auction of the year where strong demand sent many winning bids above the pre-sale high estimate.  ...   » Read full auction analysis

Morrell & Co., 3/11/2000

Location
New York

Number of lots
924

Percent sold
94

Sale Total
$763,000

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Apart from firm prices and a strong percent sold rate, the most significant aspect of this sale was a high tech feature that enabled bidders to participate live from the Internet.  ...   » Read full auction analysis

Sotheby's, 3/11/2000

Location
Chicago

Number of lots
936

Percent sold
94

Sale Total
$1.1 million (including the 15 percent buyer's premium)

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Claret from the 1982 vintage staged a major comeback at Sotheby's first Chicago sale of the year.  ...   » Read full auction analysis

Acker Merrall & Condit, 3/4/2000

Location
New York

Number of lots
1,870

Percent sold
94

Sale Total
$1.8 million (including the 15 percent buyer's premium)

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Pre-sale high estimate

Acker Merrall & Condit's first sale of the year witnessed heated bidding, especially in the morning session when prices soared 20-30 percent above the Wine Spectator Fourth Quarter 1999 Auction Index.  ...   » Read full auction analysis

Zachys-Christie's, 3/4/2000

Location
New York

Number of lots
536

Percent sold

Sale Total
$561,000 (including the 15 percent buyer's premium)

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A small but focused sale featured older vintages of claret and red Burgundy, and an attractive selection of fine German wines.  ...   » Read full auction analysis
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