Lcbo Introduces Live Online Bidding For Hong Kong Customers At Vintages Fine Wine Auction November 1

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LCBO Introduces Live Online Bidding for Hong Kong Customers at Vintages Fine Wine Auction November


TORONTO, Nov. 8 /CNW-AsiaNet/ - -

The LCBO and Waddington's Auctioneers are inviting wine enthusiasts from around the world, and new customers

from Hong Kong, to bid live over the Internet during this year's Vintages Finest and Rarest Wines Auction being

held November 12-14 at Waddington's Galleries in Toronto. 

"The addition of Internet bidding to our already popular phone and absentee bidding puts this annual auction on par

with the world's best," according to Barry O'Brien, LCBO Corporate Affairs Director and a chief organizer of the


The Internet bidding is facilitated through web provider Collectors can also bid in person at

Waddington's Galleries at 111 Bathurst Street, in writing or by phone, fax or email.  All shipments to customers

from Hong Kong will be received by Crown Wine Cellars. 

More than 2,300 lots of rare wines valued at $3.1 million will be up for bid at this year's auction. The selection will

feature many first-time offerings, including top Burgundy vintages, such as Domaine Romanée-Conti, in 1,500 mL

bottles, and highly-prized vintage Bordeaux in their original wood cases. There are also rare pre-World War II

vintages and classic Champagnes. 

All wines consigned to auction are stored in temperature and humidity-controlled conditions.


"The popularity of collecting wine as an investment grows every year," notes O'Brien. "Most wines offered at

auction will appreciate in value, especially rare and acclaimed vintages so auctions are an excellent way to build a

wine portfolio. This is also an opportunity to buy wines that aren't available through any other channels."


The Vintages auction features three bidding sessions, the first one starting at 6:00 p.m. EST on November 12 and

running until bidding closes.  On November 13 and 14 sessions will start at 10 a.m. EST and last until bidding


"We are pleased to work with the LCBO to present this world-class auction," says Waddington's President Duncan

McLean. "Our experience with fine art and our network of international clients provide an excellent basis for this



receive complimentary copies.  For questions and registration contact Vintages Auction Co-ordinator John Yoxall at

1-416-864-6821 or by e-mail at 

The LCBO is Canada's largest retailer of wine, beer and spirits with more than $4.3 billion (CDN) in sales in fiscal


Waddington's is a Toronto-based, Canadian-owned and operated company that has been in the auction and

appraisal business since 1850, and is considered Canada's largest purveyor of international calibre fine art. 



   CONTACT: Chris Layton


            Media Relations Co-ordinator

            Tel. +1 416 864-6772; Cell: +1 416 587-3729 


            Barry O'Brien



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            Corporate Affairs

            Tel. +1 416 864-6821; Cell: +1 416 627-7055


            Vince Ciarlo

            Ciarlo Communications (representing Waddington's)

            Tel. +1 416 763-3783; Cell: +1 416 458-5090



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