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 processfor 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.
|Publisher:||Square One Publishers|
|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.