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Hart Davis Hart Mobile App

In March of 2015, we released our industry-leading bidding app, which has been an integral part of every HDH auction since. If you have yet to utilize the app, we’d highly recommend that you download it to your iOS and/or Android devices prior to our first live auction of the year on February 10th and 11th. We understand that not everyone has the time to attend the auctions in person or even sit down at the computer to comb through the auction and place bids, which is why we’ve developed this industry-leading technology. Using the app means you never have to miss an auction again. You can quickly and easily place bids from anywhere in the world – from the golf course, to the board room.

Phone imaggeThose who prefer to place bids prior to a sale can effortlessly search by producer, lot number, vintage, price, or category and find detailed information on each lot. Once a bid has been placed, it can be adjusted at any time up until the lot is opened. You can also quickly and easily submit “either/or” bids online—a function that no other wine auction house currently offers. Once the sale begins, users can track their bids by selecting “My Bid Sheet” to view all the bids you have placed, which lots you have won, a running total of your winnings. When a lot you’ve bid on in advance of the auction opens for live bidding, the system will display your bidding status. If you have the highest bid when a lot opens, you will be able to see that you are winning; if you are outbid, the system will then allow you to raise your bid. If you haven’t placed any absentee bids, you can jump in at any time once the lot is open—just as though you were sitting in the auction room in Chicago. Mobile bidding allows for ultimate flexibility. Participants in the auction are no longer suck on the phone or computer; they can bid on the go with the swipe to bid function.

As we kick off 2017, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is not only the #1 wine auction house in the U.S., but also the leader for auction technology, with a bidding platform that is more sophisticated than anything our competitors are currently offering. We are thrilled to be able to provide this fantastic new technology to our clients as a part of our commitment to superior service.

APP HIGHLIGHTS:

• Bid live from your mobile device
• Easily track live and absentee bids—view the sale in real time and see lots you’ve won at a glance.
• View live streaming video and/or listen to audio of the auction in progress
• Adjust absentee bids at any time before the lot opens for sale. Once the lot is open, you can continue to bid if you are outbid.
• Place “either/or” bids online

HDH’s Largest Celebration of Burgundy Sale to Date Achieves Outstanding Results

HDH’s Largest Celebration of Burgundy Sale to Date Achieves Outstanding Results

100% Sold Auction brings in $5.65 million Hart Davis Hart, America’s top wine auction house, continued its strong performance with a 100% sold April sale, posting $5.65 million in sales against a pre-auction estimate of $3.8-5.7 million. This auction was the world’s only commercial auction this year devoted exclusively to Burgundy, and featured one ofContinue Reading

What is HDH Drinking this Labor Day?

What is HDH Drinking this Labor Day?

It’s that time of year again: time to put away the seersucker jackets and white pants, bid adieu to the summer, and finalize your Fantasy Football drafts in preparation for football season. Labor Day means no work and all play, so here’s what the HDH team will be drinking on Monday: 2013 Bandol Rosé, DomaineContinue Reading

2014 Champagne Tasting Recap

2014 Champagne Tasting Recap

Last Thursday we had our 8th annual Champagne tasting. As always, we had a wonderful evening enjoying the best that Champagne has to offer. This year’s venue was Studio Paris, located above the Paris Club Bistro and Bar on W. Hubbard Street. Guests enjoyed a beautiful array of appetizers prepared by Chef Doug Psaltis including truffledContinue Reading

Grower-Producer Champagne

Grower-Producer Champagne

Of the 19,000 growers in Champagne, 14,250 sell their grapes to négociant Champagne houses like Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, and Krug. These houses go on to make the delicious bubbles that we know and love. There’s no doubt that négociants can produce fantastic wines, but as the grapes are sourced from multiple vineyards, theContinue Reading

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