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November 29, 2008

December 5 1933 - December 5 2008

Celebrating 75 years of the end of 12 years ten months and 19 days and the confusion it has wrought.

The end of Prohibition.
Three tier.
Direct Shipping.
Blue Laws.
Happy Hour.
One person one license.
License quotas.

Oh the joy that prohibition and the its end have brought.

A few articles highlighting the end of Prohibition.

WSJ.com Celebrating Cinco de Drinko.

Capital Spice

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November 28, 2008

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November 08, 2008

Wine Prices in economic uncertainty

From Vinfolio's the Wine Collector

The truth on current fine wine prices

Have fine wine prices fallen?

Yes.  Prices of almost everything have fallen in recent weeks; fine wine is no exception.  See the latest Decanter.com story titled "Fine wine prices hit new low."


 

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November 04, 2008

Global credit crisis puts damper on wine prices

From Reuters

By Leslie Gevirtz

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Floodwaters from the global credit crisis have seeped onto the top deck of the wine business.

Domaine Romanee Conti (DRC) 1990, which commanded more than $20,000 a bottle just a little more than year ago, sold on Saturday for $6,500 - a 67.5 percent drop in price.

Auction house Hart Davis Hart admitted that the price was at the low end of its estimates.

 

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November 01, 2008

Wine Spectators take on recent wine auctions

From todays front page of WineSpectator.com

 "Near 80 percent of realized prices fall below averages at Aulden Cellars-Sotheby's in New York"

 

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October 20, 2008

Wine collectors eye cellars for liquidity

From Stuff.co.nz

By LISA BAERTLEIN - Reuters | Monday, 20 October 2008

 Wine cellars have been taking a hit from the global credit crisis and it isn't because the owners of rare bottles are drinking more – it's because they have been selling to raise cash.
The selling started with mortgage brokers and has moved to Wall Street as owners turn their collections of coveted vintages into liquid assets.

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September 16, 2008

Wine Authentication

This service is a must know for any serious wine collector.

WineAuthentication.com exists because wine counterfeiting has become a greater and greater problem for buyers and sellers of wine. Individual collectors such as myself have discovered that some rare bottles purchased from supposedly trustworthy vendors are not what they seem. I'm sure that most of you have seen the large number of articles that have appeared this past year regarding the subject. Up until now, there was no easily accessible resource available to help people determine the authenticity of these bottles. wineauthentication.com is the very first website to offer help, advice and a community to share experiences and ideas with.

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January 26, 2008

A quick note on Estate Sales

After reading the January 26th WSJ Wine Notes I was again reminded of the difficulties pf being a wine appraiser in the US.

The problem is the first question posed:

I went to an estate sale where I purchased assorted bottles of wine, reds and whites from California from 1995 to 1998. They were $1 each. The person selling them said they were stored "correctly." Are they too old and should I just throw them in the waste can? Or is there a chance that they may still be all right to consume?

--Joyce Young, Jacksonville, Fla

I agree with their answer - I would certainly place a $1 bet on these wines.  But, was it actually legal for these wines to be sold?   


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