To sake drinkers, vintage sake is something out of the ordinary, possibly even extraordinary. Why? Quite simply because, unlike wine, vintage sake is the exception that proves the rule.
To Buy Or Not To Buy, that is the question, as Hamlet nearly said. And the answer? Wine auctions are essentially trading hubs offering wines for sale ostensibly at market prices.
“Age cannot wither her,” says the narrator Enobarbus in Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra. He could just as easily have been talking about the longevity of fine wine as Antony’s infatuation.
As a fledgling wine collector, or even a seasoned master with a good number of rare, aged bottles in your portfolio, you'll understand that beginning and nurturing a quality wine collection can be a complicated business.
The act of wine collecting can be compared to a great assemblage of artwork. Both fine wine and art attract a great deal of public attention, command enormous prices and, unfortunately, are often faked and sold as the real deal.