For all of you wine enthusiasts out there, the LCBO is introducing the Vintages Fine Wine Auction for 2010 held in Toronto from November 12th to the 14th at Waddington's Galleries at 111 Bathurst Street (full address details are noted below). The Auction can also be accessed online via Artfact.com (link noted below as well).
Here's the story from newswire.ca:
LCBO INTRODUCES LIVE ONLINE BIDDING AT VINTAGES FINE WINE AUCTION NOVEMBER 12-14
TORONTO, Nov. 8 /CNW/ - The LCBO and Waddington's Auctioneers are inviting wine enthusiasts from around the world to bid live over the Internet during this year's Vintages Finest and Rarest Wines Auction being held November 12-14 at Waddington's Galleries in Toronto.
"The addition of Internet bidding puts this annual auction on par with the world's best," according to Barry O'Brien, LCBO Corporate Affairs Director and a chief organizer of the auction.
The Internet bidding is facilitated through web provider Artfact.com. Collectors can also bid in person at Waddington's Galleries at 111 Bathurst Street, in writing or by phone, fax or email.
More than 2,300 lots of rare wines valued at $3.1 million will be up for bid at this year's auction. The selection will feature many first-time offerings, including top Burgundy vintages, such as Domaine Romanée-Conti, in 1,500 mL bottles, and highly-prized vintage Bordeaux in their original wood cases. There are also rare pre-World War II vintages and classic Champagnes.
The Vintages auction features three bidding sessions, the first one starting at 6:00 p.m. on November 12 and running until bidding closes. On November 13 and 14, sessions will start at 10 a.m. and last until bidding closes.
Here are the Address Details for the Auction:
Waddington’s Auction House - LCBO Vintages Fine Wine Auction 2010
111 Bathurst Street
Phone: +1 416 504 5100
Fax: +1 416 504 0033
FIRST SESSION FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010 AT 6 PM
SECOND SESSION SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010 AT 10 AM
THIRD SESSION SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2010 AT 10 AM
Vintages Website with Auction and Pre-Auction Gala Details: http://www.vintages.com/events/auction.shtml?utm_source=eventReleasePromo&utm_medium=print&utm_campaign=Auction
Auction Catalog from Waddington's (hosted on Artfact.com):
LCBO Vintages Auction - Session 1
LCBO Vintages Auction - Session 2
LCBO Vintages Auction - Session 3
Vintages 2010 Auction Catalogue (PDF Link): http://www.vintages.com/events/auction_pdf.shtml
Registration for Online Bidding at Artfact.com Link: https://secure.artfact.com/signin/signin.cfm?rfa=true&catalogRef=PBTFXNV675&lotRef
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