WineGavel's Next Auction To Be Held At The San Francisco St. Regis Hotel On April 8th

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On April 8th, 2011, WineGavel, the premier fine and rare wine auction company, will be hosting their biggest auction to date, at the illustrious St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. The Spring auction is expected to be the company's most successful since its inception in 2009. Throughout the entire year WineGavel & Company will be launching a nationwide initiative to position themselves at the forefront of the fine and rare wine auction industry.

With the change of seasons come the next live wine auction conducted by WineGavel to be held on April 8th at the renowned St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. The auction will commence at 6:30 PM PDT and will be preceded by a high end wine tasting.

Josh Krummenoehl, CEO of WineGavel & Company says, "We are proud to pair with the St. Regis Hotel for what could be the most followed commercial wine auction ever held in San Francisco. Our Live auction team, headed by Gence Alton, has done a masterful job of putting the catalog and event together. This will be our 8th live auction in the incredible city of San Francisco since 2009, and we are extremely excited about our line up of tasting wines prior to the auction and the impressive array of lots that will be up for grabs on the block later that evening. WineGavel has quickly established itself as a genuine, passionate, and ambitious company, and this sale will take us one step closer to our ultimate goal, which is to be known as one of the world's premier wine auction houses."

WineGavel’s April live auction at the St Regis Hotel marks its most expansive offering to date, displaying a selection of the world’s greatest wines. Four sizable consignments form the backbone of the catalogue, from collectors in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas and New York.

Gence Alton, WineGavel’s Auction Director, proudly stated, “There are so many examples of grandeur one does not know where to begin… lots of d'Yquem, Krug, Lafite, DRC, Masseto, Unico, Grange, Harlan… an absolute embarrassment of riches. Is too much of a good thing a good thing? When it comes to fine and rare wine, yes!”

The top 30 lots are expected to bring in over $300,000 alone, and the pre-sale estimate of the entire sale is $700,000 to $1M.

Along with the high-echelon catalog of wines to be hotly contested, WineGavel will be opening bottles from the featured collections in the auction for registered bidders to experience before and during the sale. Pre-auction tasting selections will include some of the fine wine world’s biggest names such as Opus, Chateau d’Yquem, Joseph Phelps Insignia, Chateau Margaux, Maison Leroy, Penfold’s Grange, and over 15 other pristinely stored luxury cuvees.

“While this auction may break records for some of our top lots, WineGavel continues to break its own personal best with each further event,” Richard Caplan, WG & Company’s Marketing Manager says. “Our growth rate is impressive, and our commitment to excellence is steadfast. As a dynamic, experienced, and enthusiastic team we aim to bring the WineGavel brand to the forefront of the fine and rare wine auction industry in the US and ultimately, the entire world, and the internationally renowned city of San Francisco is a great place to start.”

About WineGavel & Company
Formed in 2009 as a new entrant into the fine and rare wine auction segment, WG & Company has successfully launched two of its business units, WineGavel Live auctions, which feature the top luxury rare wine brands from premier and exclusive collections, and Online auctions which offer an incredible and accessible lineup of wines during our weekly online internet-only auctions. The highly anticipated launch of our collector’s services and storage business, Cellar29 is forthcoming in May, and we continue to prepare for our re-launch of AvidWines, a cutting edge limited time offer online luxury wine boutique, later this season.

Press Contact
Richard Caplan, Marketing & Business Development Manager; richard(at)wg-co(dot)com

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