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BOSTON, MA – Skinners auctioneers and appraisers begins their 2019 offerings with a January auction featuring New England Cellar, a single-owner collection largely accumulated and curated upon release from local retailers. This pedigreed compilation features storied vintage Champagne (Krug, Cristal, Eric Rodez), pristine lots of First Growth Bordeaux (Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Cheval Blanc), Burgundy (Comtes’ Lafon, Meo Camuzet), a deep strain of exemplary Italian producers (Sassicaia, Valdicava’s Madonna del Piano and Rinaldi) and California darlings Kistler and Peter Michael. They will also be offering a lovingly acquired R. Lopez de Heredia collection spanning three decades and including Gran Reservas Bosconia, Tondonia, Blanco and Rosado.  Also highlighted is a first glimpse of the Emeritus Collection, which will be featured in their April auction and which offers a staggering group of rarely seen at auction vintages from the early 20th century including 1934 demi bottles of Chateau Haut Brion along with other Bordeaux, Burgundy, Port, and curiosities once belonging to a lifelong lover of fine wine. Spirits offerings are highlighted by a collection of single cask bottlings from the Ardbeg distillery along with many other highly prized distilleries such as Macallan, Springbank, Brora (including the now legendary Brorageddon) and Port Ellen. American whiskey is well represented with a selection from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection and rare offerings from the AH Hirsch, Van Winkle and Stitzel-Weller lines. Rounding out the spirits are some Cognacs and Armagnac from 1800 vintages, early-mid 20th century Chartreuse and pre-embargo Cuban Rum. With an array that will leave no one unsatisfied, the first auction of 2019 of Fine Wines & Rare Spirits has a thrilling selection that Skinner looks forward to sharing with you. Contact the department at or 508-970-3246 with any questions about the auction or how to bid online for Fine Wines & Rare Spirits.