Waddington's Announces Fine Spirits and Fine Wine Auctions - February 2016

TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadian auction house Waddington's announces two auctions in February 2016 that will be sure to please fine wine and fine spirits enthusiasts.

A Fine Spirits Online Auction February 22 - 25, 2016 will feature 57 lots of excellent examples of rare and collectable fine spirits. Highlights of the auction include the World Whisky Awards' Best Whisky of the Year – 2013: Ardbeg Galileo Space 1999 (four lots offered); a Glenrothes 1968, 32 year old Signatory Bottling; a Macallan 30 year old oak sherry cask; and three lots of the rare Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 20 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Waddington's will also conduct their inaugural Live Fine Wine Auction on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10 a.m EST at Waddington's Toronto gallery. Presenting 437 lots of fine wine, featured lots include:

Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin 2010 Grand Cru (2 bottles / lot);
Château Pétrus 2008 in original wooden case (six bottles / lot);
Jacques Prieur Musigny 2005 (3 bottles in the lot);
Comte Georges de Vogüé 2006 in original wooden case (3 bottles / lot);
Château Rayas 2007 (6 bottles in the lot);
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 in original wooden case (3 bottles / lot).

The auction also includes multiple lots of rare Rhone wines from exceptional vintages and highly rated Grand Cru Burgundy.

Canada's pre-eminent wine auctioneer and Waddington's Vice President Stephen Ranger is pleased that Waddington's is able to assist Ontario fine wine and spirits collectors. Ranger notes, "Auctions are an excellent way to build a fine wine portfolio and provide an opportunity to buy wines that aren't available through other channels. Auctions are also a great way to help restaurants build world-class wine lists."

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 had previously conducted the LCBO's Vintages Fine Wine and Spirits auctions from 2009 until 2013.

Waddington's online auctions are conducted via the company's secure and confidential online auction platform. For more information about our auctions, and how to register and bid online visit: https://finewine.waddingtons.ca

About Waddington's

Waddington's is Canada's largest and most diversified provider of auction and appraisal services, offering live and online auctions of fine art and luxury goods including Asian, Canadian, Contemporary, Inuit & First Nations Art, 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.

Waddington's Auctioneers
275 King Street East
Toronto, Canada, M5A 1K2

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CONTACT: Tess McLean 416-504-9100 tm@waddingtons.ca

Source: Waddington's