Tips For Bidding At Wine Auctions
Just in time for Edward Roberts International's latest fine wine auction March 4, the Chicago Tribune covers what to do at a wine auction. As they point out, certain wines are always demand because of the region, the vintage or the amount that remains. Wine auctions are a chance for collectors to get their hands on that rare bottle they have been looking for. Both Edward Roberts International and Hart-Davis-Hart wine says that the online bidding has become an increasingly large part of their auction business. The one negative to online bidding is that you don't get to sample at the pre-auction tasting. The Tribune article recommends checking the fill level of the wine you want to bid on because an unusually low level of liquid in the bottleneck could indicate oxidation. And of course the same rules that apply for any auction work here. Do your research first, know what you want to bid on and how much you are willing to pay.