At this Auction, Wine Glasses are Rarely Empty

on 02/11/10 at 10:31 am

Wine

John Kapon of Acker Merrall & Condit knows how to have a good time.

The American wine auctioneer and blogger, who once organized a $25,000-a-seat wine-tasting event, travels the world regularly for tastings of ultra-rare wines. This week, he’s in Hong Kong for a two-day Acker sale that’s expected to raise more than $10 million.

But in a crowded marketplace with Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Zachys, Bonhams and others competing to sell fine wine at auction in Hong Kong, Acker Merrall & Condit — America’s oldest wine shop — stands out with its emphasis on ensuring wine bidders have a good time. A really good time.

{Full story via Wall St. Journal}

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