VINTAGES presents Ontario's first-ever commercial auction of fine and rare wines
VINTAGES, the LCBO's fine wines and premium spirits
division, in association with Ritchie's Auctioneers & Appraisers,
announces the first commercial auction of fine and rare wines ever
held in Ontario. The auction will take place at the Design Exchange,
234 Bay Street, Toronto, on November 9, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. to
Wines to be sold at auction must first be consigned
to the LCBO. Collectors interested in selling their wines must submit
them for consideration for consignment by August 15, 2002, at the
latest. All submissions should be fine, rare and collectible wines
that have been stored consistently in temperature-controlled conditions.
Old and rare wines are being sought from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Italy,
Australia, California and other fine wine-growing regions. A wine
expert selected by VINTAGES and Ritchie's will evaluate whether
the submitted wines qualify as auction items.
A selection of the wines to be offered at auction
will be available for tasting at a VINTAGES Pre-Auction Gala at
the Royal Ontario Museum on November 6, 2002 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30
p.m. Tickets for this event will be available beginning October
A wine auction of this nature gives collectors a chance
to buy rare products they may have only read about. This is a way
to purchase some true gems that are not obtainable through any other
To have wines considered for consignment, contact
Stephen Ranger of Ritchie's at (416) 364-1864 or visit www.ritchies.com.
To pre-order an auction catalogue, contact Ritchie's at (416) 364-3902
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general information on the VINTAGES wine auction, consumers
should call VINTAGES Customer Service at (416) 365-5767 in Toronto,
toll free at 1-800-266-4764 or via e-mail at email@example.com.