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Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. to Kick Off 2015 with  Stellar Two-Day Auction on February 13th & 14th

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. to Kick Off 2015 with Stellar Two-Day Auction on February 13th & 14th

Sale Features an Astounding Range of Finest Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhône Wines Alongside California Cult Favorites and Rare Whiskies January 22, 2015 – Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the #1 wine auction house in the U.S. and renowned wine retailer, will hold its first auction of 2015 on February 13th and 14thContinue Reading

Hart Davis Hart is #1 U.S. Wine Auction House in 2014

Hart Davis Hart is #1 U.S. Wine Auction House in 2014

Yearly auction totals up 18.4% to $42.8M Capping the year off with another highly successful auction this past weekend, Hart Davis Hart closed 2014 with $42.8M in live auction sales, retaining its status as the #1 wine auction house in the US for the fourth consecutive year. Thanks to seven robust auctions held throughout theContinue Reading

HDH’s Phenomenal December Sale Brings in a Total of $6.5M

HDH’s Phenomenal December Sale Brings in a Total of $6.5M

Hart Davis Hart capped off 2014 with a remarkably strong auction in Chicago on December 12th & 13th, realizing $6.5M against pre-sale estimates of $4.7-$7.0M. The auction’s unparalleled quality and breadth attracted a multitude of participants, whose aggressive bids led more than a third of the 2263 lots to exceed their high estimates. The finalContinue Reading

HDH Wine Co Presents: An Auction of Finest and Rarest Wines on December 12th and 13th

HDH Wine Co Presents: An Auction of Finest and Rarest Wines on December 12th and 13th

We will wrap up 2014 with a thrilling auction of finest and rarest wines on December 12th and 13th at Chicago’s award-winning TRU restaurant. This exciting two-day sale will consist of over 2,250 lots and is estimated to achieve $4.7-$7.0 million. The December auction will feature a panoply of old world gems with a strongContinue Reading

Lieu-Dit: The Naming of a Place

Lieu-Dit: The Naming of a Place

First, I have a confession to make. For more years than I care to admit (this isn’t a full confession), I thought I knew all there was to know about the French wine label. I had it all figured out. I knew all the regions, the appellations, the producers, I even knew the specific namesContinue Reading

The Inspection Process – Part I: Cataloging (The Unknown Knowns of Wine)

Below is a recent exchange I had with an acquaintance: “So, what is it that you do?” “I am a Wine Inspector.” “Oh, so you get to sit around and drink wine all day.” “No, not exactly. You’re thinking of Harry Caray.” “Ok, so what does a Wine Inspector do then?” “Well, I’m not sure where to start…”Continue Reading

A Day (and Two Nights) in Paso Robles

A Day (and Two Nights) in Paso Robles

Being of hearty northern European stock, I am largely immune to the chill of winter – that is until this especially brutal winter turned all of Chicago into an ice palace. I’m fairly certain it was the twelve consecutive weeks of obligatory self-swaddling that convinced me that booking a flight to Los Angeles was necessary.Continue Reading

Mission (not so) Impossible: What to pour at Thanksgiving

Mission (not so) Impossible: What to pour at Thanksgiving

There are as many approaches to the age old “Thanksgiving wine pairing conundrum” as there are ways to prepare a turkey and as anyone who has had to wash down a vinegar soaked salad with a rich, buttery Chardonnay will know, the path is fraught with peril. One school of thought suggests that, since Thanksgiving is an American HolidayContinue Reading

Hart Davis Hart Sells Record Number of Lots for $4.7 Million

Hart Davis Hart Sells Record Number of Lots for $4.7 Million

HDH remains #1 Auction House in the United States World Record Prices Achieved for Burgundy and Italian Wines (October 28, 2013 – Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart concluded another strong auction this weekend, selling more lots in a single sale than at any other auction in the company’s history. The two-day event, which wasContinue Reading

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