Nov 12 2010

Decanter: City of Paris hosts second wine auction

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by Maggie Rosen – The Crédit Municipal de Paris – the city of Paris’s treasury – is hosting its second annual wine auction, on 16 November, at its offices in the Marais.
Following the successful sale in October 2006 of the Paris Town Hall wine cellar (dubbed ‚Chirac’s cellar‘), in conjunction with French auction house SVV Giafferi, the ministry of finance was inspired to start hosting its own annual wine auctions.

Next week’s sale features 400 lots of fine wine and spirits. Highlights include single bottles of Salon le Mesnil (from 1959 to 1964, and estimated at €2,000-3,500); Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee Conti (from the 1970s, 80s and 90s and ranging from €1,500-2,800); and Gaja’s 1997 Sori San Lorenzo and Costa Russi. Continue reading „Decanter: City of Paris hosts second wine auction“