The Wine Lover's Guide to Auctions: The Art & Science of Buying and Selling Wines

The Wine Lover's Guide to Auctions: The Art & Science of Buying and Selling Wines

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The Wine Lover's Guide to Auctions: The Art & Science of Buying and Selling Wines by Ursula Hermancinski

From America to Zanzibar, the popularity of wine has skyrocketed in recent years. While millions of people have come to appreciate wine’s taste, a growing number of collectors also recognize it as a sound investment. For these savvy individuals, as well as top chefs and wine aficionados, the wine auction has become an important place to find superior wines. Now, renowned wine auctioneer Ursula Hermacinski has written The Wine Lover’s Guide to Auctions to explain how wine auctions really work so that you, too, can become a successful player.

The guide begins by exploring the history of wine auctions. It then provides information on wine basics and details the auction process—for buyers and sellers. Rounding out the book are helpful hints for starting or expanding your wine collection, choosing the best auction house for your needs, and organizing your own wine tasting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780757002755
Publisher: Square One Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Ursula Hermacinski was named “goddess of the gavel” by Food & Wine Magazine when she won its Golden Grape Award for “perfecting the art of auctioneering.” She began her career at Christie’s in New York, and in 1994, established Christie’s New York wine department along with the wine retailer Zachys. In 1998, she went out on her own, first

pioneering interest in online wine auctions, and then becoming the first woman auctioneer at the world-famous Napa Valley Wine Auction.

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