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Interview: John Hart On The State Of The Auction Business

John Hart, owner of three different Chicago-based fine wine businesses over the past 40 years, retired as chairman of retailer and auction house Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. (HDH) this past July. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 22, 2016

News Briefs for August 26, 2016

•Indiana beer and wine wholesaler Monarch Beverage has won a round in its ongoing battle to secure a spirits distribution license for affiliated company Spirited Sales LLC. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 26, 2016

News Briefs for December 17, 2015

•An auction composed of highly collectible wines sourced exclusively from Rudy Kurniawan might seem like an oxymoron. But that was the goal of a three-week, Internet-only sale of more than 4,700 bottles, all seized from the convicted wine counterfeiter, that ended December 15. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 17, 2015

News Briefs for November 23, 2015

•U.S. district judge Jeffrey T. Miller has denied a motion by Fifth Generation, parent company of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, to block a proposed class action suit over Tito’s labeling. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 23, 2015

U.S. Wine Auction Market Enjoys Banner Year As Hart Davis Hart Again Takes Top Spot

In what amounted to a banner year, live wine auction sales in the United States increased 32% in 2014 to reach $156.5 million, with Chicago-based Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. (HDH) leading the live wine auction market with $42.8 million in gross volume. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 15, 2015

Rare Offering Of Rye Whiskey Far Surpasses Pre-Sale Estimates At Chicago Auction

In an unusual offering, the Chicago auction house Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. last weekend sold a case of 24 pints of Dougherty’s Private Stock Pure Rye Whiskey, distilled in 1917 before Prohibition and then bottled in bond in 1930 at the Philadelphia-based Dougherty’s as a medicinal spirit, for $19,120. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 2, 2014

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