TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - The 12th annual VINTAGES auction features a vast array of fine and rare wines
suited to collectors of all levels.
The event features two live bidding sessions. The first takes place on
Friday, October 18 in the Grand Ballroom of the Trump International
Hotel & Tower following a pre-auction dinner at the hotel located at
325 Bay Street, Toronto. Bidding begins at 8 p.m.
"This year's auction provides bidders with a broad selection of classic
wines and spirits at estimates that will appeal to both new collectors
and our established clientele," says Barry O'Brien, LCBO's director,
Special Projects, and a chief organizer of the auction.
The second phase of the auction takes place at Waddington's Auction
House at 275 King Street East on Saturday, October 19 starting at 10
a.m. and lasting until bidding closes.
Both live auctions are free and open to the public.
This year's auction presents such legendary wines as Haut Brion 1945 in
a six-bottle offering, a1945-through-2001 vertical of Mouton Rothschild
and two bottles of 1913 Hennessy Cognac bottled in 1953 to celebrate
the coronation of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Perennial favourites
such as crus classés Bordeaux and cult Napa reds are available in
quantity as are volumes of grands crus Burgundy.
In all, more than 1,400 lots of rare wines valued between $1.8 and $2.4
million will be offered for bidding. All wines consigned to the auction
are stored in temperature and humidity-controlled conditions at LCBO's
Each lot can be viewed at www.artfact.com where customers can also register for the sale and bid live during the
auction. Catalogues are available at the auction or as a download at www.vintages.com/events/auction.
Additional offerings will be available at an online auction running from
November 25 -30.
LCBO is Canada's largest retailer of wine, spirits and beer with sales
in 2012-13 exceeding $4.892 billion.
Waddington's is a Canadian-owned and operated company that has been in
the auction and appraisal business since1850, and is considered
Canada's largest purveyor of international calibre fine art.
For further information:
Heather MacGregor, Media Relations Coordinator, LCBO
Tel. 416 864-6772; Cell: 416 587-3729; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry O'Brien, Director, Special Projects, Marketing & Customer Insights, LCBO
Tel. 416 864-6821; Cell: 416 627-7055; E-mail: email@example.com