Frye's Wine Cellar Breaks Records
It was set to be an amazing sale but the results of Sotheby's auction of the wine cellar of Russell H. Frye exceeded expectations. Eight auction records were broken and bidders spent $7.8 million on the auction, which was only estimated tor bring in $5.1 million. Big ticket items included a double magnum of 1865 Château Lafite which sold for $111,625, a case of 1989 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti which went for $111,625 and two magnums of 1947 Cheval-Blanc which sold for $105,750. Frye, who has switched his obsessive nature from wine to tennis, can now afford lot of rackets and perhaps a new house to put them in.