By releasing both a printed edition and incorporating the data into VinCellar and Vinfolio's wine store, we're able to meet the needs of collectors and industry experts alike.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 2, 2007
Vinfolio (http://www.vinfolio.com), a premier online wine store and collector services company, announced the release of the 24th edition of the Wine Price File (WPF), the most extensive published compilation of wine auction prices. In addition to the printed edition, Vinfolio integrates auction prices into its online wine store and VinCellarTM, its free online cellar management software as part of its valuation engine. New auction data is updated and available on Vinfolio's website throughout the year as auctions take place.
"Wine collectors use auction prices to value their own collections and to make informed buying decisions," says Stephen Bachmann, CEO of Vinfolio, "By releasing both a printed edition and incorporating the data into VinCellar and Vinfolio's wine store, we're able to meet the needs of collectors and industry experts alike."
The new edition provides pricing data from over 600 auctions dating from January 1999 through June 2007. Data totals over 330,000 individual lot prices and 60,000 summary listings with high/low/average pricing. The listings include various bottle sizes and vintages from 1727 to 2005. The current edition includes wine sales across the United States and Europe from Acker Merrill & Condit, Bonhams, Bonhams & Butterfields, Christie's, Edward Roberts International, Hart Davis Hart, Morrell and Company, Sotheby's, and Zachys Wine Auctions.
The auction market is maintaining the same record pace as 2006. The First Growths continue to drive the most volume with the 1990, 1996 and 2000 vintages contributing the highest number of sales. While the First Growths are the most sold wines, the 1945 vintage of Domaine de la Romanee Conti, Romanee Conti fetched the top five highest prices for a 750 ml bottle culminating at $55,361 a bottle(inclusive of buyers premium).
Copies of the Wine Price File can be purchased for $59.95 plus shipping and handling from Vinfolio at http://www.wineprices.com or by calling 800-969-1961.
About Vinfolio: Based in San Francisco, Vinfolio (http://www.vinfolio.com) sells fine wine and services to wine collectors and enthusiasts. Its guiding principle is "Fine wine, finer service," demonstrating Vinfolio's unparalleled level of personalized customer service and collector services. From an extensive selection of fine wine to VinCellar™, its free online cellar management software, to collector services (including on-site inventorying and full-service storage), Vinfolio delivers "Fine wine, finer service". Vinfolio was founded in 2003 by CEO Stephen J. Bachmann, who incorporated his expertise in technology and finance with his passion for wine. For more information on Vinfolio visit http://www.vinfolio.com.Vinfolio also publishes the Wine Price File (http://www.wineprices.com).