February a Resounding Success - Final Call to Consign to May Auctions



Waddington's Fine Wine department is pleased to report on the stunning success of our February Live and Online Auctions, averaging a 95% sell-through rate and record numbers of successful vendors and buyers.


On Saturday, February 25, Nota Bene played host as 70 wine lovers gathered to enjoy an exquisite luncheon prepared by chef David Lee, and to bid on 200 superb lots of fine wine in a boutique auction that saw a superb 97% of lots sold.


Highlights included five bottles of Château Lafite-Rothschild 2000 (realised $11,250), six bottles of Harlan Estate (realised $5,250) and three bottles of Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 (realised $9,000).


Many clients took the opportunity to bring wines from their personal cellars to enjoy during the lunch and auction making the event a truly festive and memorable occasion. Given the success of the day, we look forward to planning more of these events in the future. Many thanks to the great staff at Nota Bene who clearly cemented their reputation as one of Toronto's best restaurants year in and year out.


Our February Online Fine Wine Auction closed with a record 94% of lots sold. Collectors reveled in verticals of Domaine des Comte Lafon and Dominus; there was even a strong showing in eclectic lots of rare Ontario wines. An impressive offering that generated similarly impressive results. 


Bidders scooped up rare gems for their cellars like seven bottles of assorted older vintages of Sassicaia (realised $2,800), a single bottle of Château Lafite-Rothschild 1982 (realised $2,800), as well as plenty of ready-to-drink lots in full case and mixed lots.


Our next Online Fine Wine & Spirits Auctions are scheduled for May 8-16. As we finalize these auctions, we encourage you to submit your lists for consideration. Whether you are thinning out your cellar to make room for more wine, or looking for return on your investment in a market that is clearly highly buoyant and vibrant, now is the perfect time to contact Waddington’s. The deadline for inclusion in the May auctions is March 20. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Joann, Franklin or myself directly.


We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your tremendous and enthusiastic support of Fine Wine at Waddington's!


Stephen Ranger skr@waddingtons.ca | 416.847.6194
Joann Maplesden jmm@waddingtons.ca | 416.504.9100 ext 6255
Franklin Marcano fm@waddingtons.ca | 416.504.9100 ext 6255

Posted: 3/2/2017 12:00:00 AM
By: Stephen Ranger

UPCOMING AUCTIONS & EVENTS



Fine Wine Online Auction
May 8 - 16, 2017


This auction will start closing at 6:00 pm on Tuesday 16 May 2017

Under the authority of the LCBO


Fine Spirits Online Auction
May 8 - 16, 2017


This auction will start closing at 4:00 pm on Tuesday 16 May 2017

Under the authority of the LCBO


Fine Wine Online Auction
September 11 - 19, 2017


This auction will start closing at 6:00 pm on Tuesday 19 September 2017

Under the authority of the LCBO


Fine Wine Online Auction
November 20 - 28, 2017


This auction will start closing at 6:00 pm on Tuesday 28 November 2017

Under the authority of the LCBO