For the beginning wine collector, commercial auctions are an excellent way to build a cellar, since they give drinkers access to older vintages not usually sold in retail stores. It’s important to choose an auction house that carefully inspects incoming consignments and places importance on the provenance of the bottles. Mark interviews Allan Frischman, vice president and senior wine expert at Hart Davis Hart in Chicago, who sketches out what beginners need to know about the auction process: how to register, where and how to bid, and where some of the bargains are. On Bizarre Beverage News, Mark examines several examples of “causal wine snobbery”—the new line of Duck Commander wines, and the sudden prevalence of wine in a can.
Hart Davis Hart—Link to: http://www.hdhwine.com
Binny’s Beverage Depot—Link to: http://www.binnys.com
Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History—Link to: