Sunday, September 18, 2011

Patriotism and Pragmatism Prevails at 2011 Nederburg Auction


With producers across the board feeling the pain of recession, Distell MD Jan Scanell is hopeful that yesterday's buoyant bidding at the Nederburg Auction – which saw sales pass R6m – is an early harbinger of a much needed recovery. This achievement more noteworthy by the fact that it was off 19% less wine which also resulted in no unsold lots.

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Guest speaker and Washington DC blogger David White ( http://terroirist.com ) spoke of the imminent demise of gatekeepers and ├╝ber critics like Robert Parker Jr and the rise of peer and consumer review in social media and on sites like www.cellartracker.com