From America to Zanzibar, the popularity of wine has skyrocketed in recent years. While millions of people have come to appreciate wine's taste, a growing number of collectors also recognize it as a sound investment. For these savvy individuals, as well as top chefs and wine aficionados, the wine auction has become an important place to find superior wines. Now, renowned wine auctioneer Ursula Hermacinski has written The Wine Lover's Guide to Auctions to explain how wine auctions really work so that you, too, can become a successful player.
The guide begins by exploring the history of wine auctions. It then provides information on wine basics and details the auction processfor buyers and sellers. Rounding out the book are helpful hints for starting or expanding your wine collection, choosing the best auction house for your needs, and organizing your own wine tasting.