Acker Raises Over $300K for United Sommeliers Foundation!
 
USF Auction
ACKER RAISES OVER $300K FOR
UNITED SOMMELIERS FOUNDATION
Domaine-Direct & Private Contributions Bring Bidders Out for Charity
   
Lot 15922: 1 bottle 1990 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux
Lots 16163-16166: 1 magnum each 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Opus One
16056: 2 magnums Dujac Clos de la Roche in OWCs
Three of the top lots in Acker’s USF Web Auction:
Lot 15922: 1 bottle 1990 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux
Lots 16163-16166: 1 magnum each 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Opus One
16056: 2 magnums Dujac Clos de la Roche in OWCs
NEW YORK – June 3, 2020 – Acker, America’s oldest wine shop and the largest fine and rare wine auction house in the world, held an auction benefitting the United Sommeliers Foundation late into the night on Sunday. As a response to the furlough of wine professionals due to COVID-19, Acker partnered with the United Sommeliers Foundation to host an auction raising money for the foundation’s robust grant program, which provides immediate financial assistance to sommeliers in serious need. The auction, composed of lots generously donated directly from many of the world’s greatest wineries and private collectors, raised $325,000 to directly support this worthy cause, with less than ten percent of those proceeds going to a similar organization in France, the Union de la Sommeliere Française.
Over the course of this charity auction, 122 New World Records were set both by Domaine-direct lots and bottles donated by individuals, an impressive 57.5% of the non-mixed lots in the auction, highlighting the generosity of wine buyers. From Burgundy, the top two lots of the sale were single bottles of 1990 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux and 1993 Echezeaux from the personal collection of renowned importer Martine Saunier, which realized $18,600 and $10,540 respectively. Domaine-direct offerings that also made a splash include two magnums of 2009 Dujac Clos de la Roche that sold for $6,200, a Methuselah of 2007 Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes at $4,340, and magnums of 2016 Domaine Meo Camuzet Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux and Richebourg, realizing $3,720 and $3,472 respectively. Cherished California names lead the leger in as two bottles of 2002 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon brought in $5,208, a 3 Liter of 2006 Colgin Red IX Estate sold for $3,224, and an exceptional experience lot from Lokoya, including magnums of the 2012 vintage, realized $3,224. Other notable numbers from the sale included a series of vintages from Chateau Le Pin, with single bottles of 1982, 1998, and 2009 selling for $8,680, $3,968, and $3,968 respectively alongside record setting figures from a bottle of 2018 Keller G-Max, a magnum of 2009 Louis Roederer Cristal, and a magnum of 2010 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Ceretta that realized $1,860 $868, and $744 each.
“It was very moving to see so many people in the wine world, both collectors and wineries alike come together for this worthy cause,” said Acker Chairman, John Kapon. “To raise such significant amount for our friends in the hospitality industry is very satisfying, and we hope this will provide some much-needed relief for many sommeliers in serious need as so many restaurants remain closed through the summer months. Wine is truly the beverage that brings people together. At its heart, the business of wine is about people, about bringing people together, and about sharing, and we are thrilled to be part of that mission.”
Donations to the United Sommeliers Foundation will continue being accepted, with plans to auction lots as part of Acker’s weekly web auctions the last week of every month. Donation and bidding inquiries can be directed to Acker’s Auction Department at auction@ackerwines.com. To learn more about the United Sommeliers Foundation and their cause, visit www.unitedsommeliersfoundation.org.
The auction season continues for Acker with a “live online” two-day sale in Hong Kong on June 11th and 13th and in New York on June 24th and 25th. Acker is always accepting wines for consignment. Weekly web auctions are closing every week. Acker is hosting Virtual Vintage Tastings with John Kapon on Zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm ET and Fridays at 12:30pm ET with some of the food and wine world’s most interesting guests. For more information, email info@ackerwines.com.
Highlights from Acker's USF Web Auction
LOT QTY/FMT WINE PRICE (USD)
15922 1 Btl 1990 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux  $18,600
15921 1 Btl 1993 H. Jayer Echezeaux  $10,540
15882 1 Btl 1982 Chateau Le Pin  $8,680
16056 2 Mags 2009 Dujac Clos de la Roche in OWC  $6,200
16016 2 Btls 2002 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon  $5,208
16057 1 Meth 2007 Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes  $4,340
16088 1 Mag 2016 Meo Camuzet Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux  $3,720
16116 1 Dbl Mag 2006 Colgin Red IX Estate  $3,224
15944 10 Btls 2010 Roulot Meursault Premier Cru  $2,480
16019 6 Mags 2004 The Napa Valley Reserve Red  $2,356
16084 1 Btl 2018 Keller Riesling G-Max  $1,860
16167 6 Mags 2016 O'Shaugnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain  $1,612
16164 1 Mag 2003 Opus One  $1,488
16183 1 Dbl Mag 2010 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello  $1,116
16171 1 Dbl Mag 2017 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon  $1,054
16112 1 5 Liter 2006 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate  $930
15962 1 Mag 2009 Louis Roederer Vintage Champagne Cristal  $868
15987 1 Mag 2010 G. Conterno Barolo Ceretta  $744
Upcoming Auctions
Hong Kong: Thursday & Saturday June 11th & 13th, 2020 - "Live Online"
New York: Wednesday & Thursday June 24th & 25th, 2020 - "Live Online"
   
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