Brentwood Becomes World’s First Auction House to Conduct 1000th Rare Wine Auction

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Brentwood Wine Company celebrates its 1000th rare wine auction with a special zero buyer’s premium auction, stocked with a large selection of back vintage and extraordinary wines.

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Brentwood Wine Company, now a subsidiary of Benchmark Wine Group, announced today that it is conducting its 1000th rare wine auction online at In 1998, Brentwood was the first company in the world to conduct weekly wine auctions. Since then, Brentwood has consistently held one to two auctions per week, culminating in their 1000th auction currently in progress.

Brentwood, which advertises “the world’s most interesting wine auctions,” has a greater breadth of product than almost any other auction house. In its sixteen year history, Brentwood’s offerings have included the world’s oldest drinkable wine, the famous 1727 Bremer Ratskeller Rudesheimer Apolstelwein, virtually every other great collectable wine of the world, as well as unusual, rarely-seen treasures and affordable well-made wines. Unlike most other wine auctions, which charge buyers a 19-25% premium above the hammer price, Brentwood charges only 6-12%, depending on frequency of buying activity. Brentwood will also will buy most wine collections outright at the average value a collector would expect to net at auction, allowing for quicker, surer payment.

To celebrate its 1000th auction, Brentwood has stocked an especially large auction and completely waived its buyer premium. This special zero premium auction is running through 11:00 Pacific Time this Wednesday, May 6 at

Questions may be directed to Matt Coelho at info(AT) or 503 638-9463.

Records discussed in this release are courtesy of The Wine Market Journal The Wine Market Journal has the most complete wine auction records of any information source, with over 1.3 Million trades at virtually all significant auction houses going back to 1997. The Wine Market Journal is under shared ownership with Benchmark Wine Group and Brentwood Wine Company.

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