News Briefs for June 3, 2019June 3, 2019
•Christie’s, New York will auction 74 bottles of rare whisky valued at $250,000-$350,000 on June 7. One intriguing offering is the full Springbank Millennium Set with miniatures. The set contains bottles of Springbank bottled in 5-year age brackets from 25 to 50 years old. The Macallan is the most represented Scotch in the sale, including a Macallan Select Reserve 1948 (est. $15,000-$20,000) and four bottles of Macallan Gran Reserva from 1979-1982 (est. $10,000-$15,000). Other highlights from the auction include labels from Bowmore, Laphroaig, and Glenmorangie. Whisky Advocate has all the details.
•Wine Spectator’s annual Bring Your Own Magnum Party has been hosted every year since 1988 as an unofficial kickoff to Auction Napa Valley. It’s a chance for winemakers and industry members to relax and rub shoulders during an evening of food and wine. This year’s event was held May 29 at the Pavillion at The Estate in Yountville, adjacent to Bottega Ristorante. The event welcomed wine country vintners, including Joel Peterson of Once & Future and Morgan Twain-Peterson of Bedrock, the father and son team recently featured on the cover of Wine Spectator’s June 30 issue. Also in the crowd were David Duncan of Silver Oak, Jean-Charles Boisset, Joey Wagner of Copper Cane Wine and Provisions, Bill Harlan of Harlan Estates, and Tom Klein of Rodney Strong. Wine Spectator has a full recap.