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Christie’s launches online-exclusive auctions‎

Christie’s launches its first online-exclusive sale for a global collecting category with Signature Cellars, an auction of fine and rare wines.

Jul 19, 2012 | By Luxuo

Christies Signature Cellars

Auction house Christie’s is launching its first online-exclusive wine sale that’s expected to attract bids as high as $35,000 for rare fine wines that include names like a 1982 Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Latour and Montrachet.

The online-only auction dubbed Signature Cellars will include a curated collection of 300 bottles that range from top Bordeaux and Burgundy to rare Bandol wines in France and the Napa Valley.

The sale, which opens in August, will be the first in a series of online-auctions which will run parallel to the company’s traditional on-site auctions.

Last year, Christie’s also held an online-only auction for a collection of Elizabeth Taylor jewels which fetched €120.7 million in sales.

Bidding for Christie’s Signature Cellars opens August 6 and closes August 20.

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