Wine Auctions Return to Ontario

TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadian auction house Waddington's announces their first online fine wine and spirits auction November 23 to 26, 2015.

Waddington's presents over 400 lots of fine wine and spirits in its first online auction under the authority of the LCBO. This online auction features an array of vintages of Classed Growth Bordeaux, including all the first growths, Grand Cru and Premier Cru Burgundy, Vintage Champagne, Cult California 100 point classics, stunning Italian Super Tuscans and rare Spanish gems, as well as Vintage Port from superb vintages.

The Toronto-based, Canadian-owned auction company was awarded an exclusive contract to provide fine wine and spirit auction services in Ontario under the authority of the LCBO, a first for an Ontario auction company. Waddington's conducted the LCBO's Vintages Fine Wine and Spirits auctions from 2009 until 2013.

Waddington's will also conduct their inaugural live fine wine auction on December 12, 2015 at Waddington's Toronto gallery.

Canada's pre-eminent wine auctioneer and Waddington's Vice President Stephen Ranger notes that collectors are eager for the return of wine auctions to Ontario. "Ontario wine enthusiasts will now be able to better manage their cellars of fine wines and spirits with this connection to the enormous world wine market." Ranger adds, "Auctions are an excellent way to build a fine wine portfolio. Auctions provide an opportunity to buy wines that aren't available through other channels and allow restaurants to build world-class wine lists." Details about the auction are available at http://finewine.waddingtons.ca/

Waddington's online auctions are conducted via the company's secure and confidential online auction platform. For more information on how to register and bid online visit: http://onlineauctions.waddingtons.ca/FAQ.aspx

About Waddington's

Waddington's is Canada's largest and most diversified provider of auction services, offering live and online auctions of fine art and luxury goods including Asian, Canadian, Contemporary, Inuit, and International Art, as well as Decorative Arts, Jewellery, and our latest addition, Fine Wine and Spirits. Waddington's international network of clients and contacts ensures our auctions and services reach the broadest possible audiences.

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CONTACT: Tess McLean, Communications Specialist 416-504-9100 tm@waddingtons.ca Waddington's Auctioneers 275 King Street East Toronto, Canada, M5A 1K2 (416) 504-9100 http://waddingtons.ca/

Source: Waddington's