Robert Mondavi is quoted to have called Ursula Hermacinski, “truly an exceptional auctioneer.” As author of The Wine Lovers Guide to Auctions: The Art & Science of Buying and Selling Wines” her exceptionally reknown career at Christie’s in New York in 1984 began as an “expert in quality.” In 1994, Ursula established Christie’s New York wine department along with their original auction partner Zachys, the Scarsdale, NY fine wine mega-retailer. The Zachys-Christie’s New York wine auctions set new standards for the American wine auction market. Ursula left Christie’s at the end of 1998 and jumped into the high adventures of the dot.com arena. Her pioneering interest in online wine auctions prompted Wine Spectator to profile Ursula in its article “The Changing Face of Auctions.” Website: The Gavel Gal;
 
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