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Monterey Sales Wrap Up: Auction Houses Report $343.4 Million | Classiccars.com

Monterey Sales Wrap Up: Auction Houses Report $343.4 Million | Classiccars.com

Posted on August 31, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in Cars, News

With a few post-block sales still pending, the five auction companies conducting live in-person bidding last week on the Monterey Peninsula in northern California officially have... Continue reading »

Can the Old Masters Be Relevant Again? The New York Times

Can the Old Masters Be Relevant Again? The New York Times

Posted on August 31, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in Art, News

At a time when contemporary art is all the rage among collectors, viewers and donors, many experts are questioning whether old master artwork — once the most coveted — can... Continue reading »

Top 10 Pitfalls of Collecting Fine Wine | The Drinks Business

Top 10 Pitfalls of Collecting Fine Wine | The Drinks Business

Posted on August 31, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Wine

Read tps on the art of wine collecting. Whether your motivation is to diversify your investments, delight your friends or simply to have a mature beauty to decant whenever the... Continue reading »

Sotheby’s Institute of Art | What to Look Out for at an Affordable Art Auction

Sotheby’s Institute of Art | What to Look Out for at an Affordable Art Auction

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in Art, News

If you’re new to auctions and unsure where to start, don’t be daunted. Art historian Elizabeth Pergam, Sotheby’s Institute of Art Master’s programs, New York, shares some... Continue reading »

Get a Taste of Sonoma During Wine Country Weekend | The Press Democrat

Get a Taste of Sonoma During Wine Country Weekend | The Press Democrat

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Wine

At the Taste of Sonoma this Saturday, local foodies can learn about some of these classics first-hand from a handful of Sonoma County top toques who will give cooking demos, then... Continue reading »

These Are the Must-Have Amenities for Luxe Wine Cellars Right Now | Bloomberg

These Are the Must-Have Amenities for Luxe Wine Cellars Right Now | Bloomberg

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Wine

When somebody brags about his wine cellar, do you picture a cold, damp, cobwebby underground space that’s so dark you can barely spy bottles by the light of your smartphone? If... Continue reading »

McClendon Wines May Fetch Millions at Auction | Star Telegram

McClendon Wines May Fetch Millions at Auction | Star Telegram

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Wine

The McClendon family is selling off Aubrey McClendon’s wine collection valued at up to $7.6 million...The collection, which includes large format bottles (those massive things... Continue reading »

Vintage Chronographs in Demand at Auctions | The Business Times

Vintage Chronographs in Demand at Auctions | The Business Times

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Watches

Collectors desire exclusivity and vintage watches such as those of Longines (above) and Universal Geneve provide that uniqueness through their rarity, good old days'... Continue reading »

Sotheby’s Takes Irish Art to London  Auction | Irish Times

Sotheby’s Takes Irish Art to London Auction | Irish Times

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in Art, News

A ‘Ballymaloe’ Yeats and a ‘Downton Abbey’-style Lavery are among the highlights... the annual auction in London devoted to Irish art – scheduled for September 13th at... Continue reading »

5 High Jewellery Bracelets: Hands On! | Haute Time

5 High Jewellery Bracelets: Hands On! | Haute Time

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in Gems, News

If you’re a connoisseur of haute watchmaking, chances are you also appreciate the exceptional talent that goes into the creation of haute jewellery, from the selection of... Continue reading »

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph | WatchTime

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph | WatchTime

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Watches

In the world of horology, as in other parts of life, not everything has a story. Not every watch revolutionized the industry, and not every movement changed how people told... Continue reading »

Where Craft Meets Art  | Christie's

Where Craft Meets Art | Christie’s

Posted on August 26, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in Art, News

This auction will give people the chance to bid on some of the most exemplary craftsmanship the UK has to offer. This auction is a celebration of the intelligence and creativity... Continue reading »

Chronicles

Meet the Wine Educator and Personality: Leslie Sbrocco

Meet the Wine Educator and Personality: Leslie Sbrocco

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Wine

Touchinvest recently spoke with Leslie Sbrocco, one of the most entertaining and recognizable commentators in the North American wine community.  Leslie’s passion for the wine business has matured like a quality cabernet blend and her career to date has been both diverse and colorful.    A regular on NBC’s Today Show, Leslie is one of the Continue reading »

Meet the Entrepreneurial Watch Connoisseur: Randy Brandoff

Meet the Entrepreneurial Watch Connoisseur: Randy Brandoff

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Randy Brandoff, Founder of Eleven James, a membership business that is redefining the way that connoisseurs and enthusiasts explore and indulge their passions for high-end watches.  In its simplest form Eleven James provides an opportunity to “try before you buy”, however Randy is always thinking about what’s over the horizon for Continue reading »

Meet the Classic Car Expert: Robert Minnick

Meet the Classic Car Expert: Robert Minnick

Posted on August 15, 2014 by Adam Ford in Cars, Chronicles

Touchinvest recently spoke with Robert Minnick, Senior Managing Partner of Classic Auto Funds (CAF), an innovative platform offering a suite of investment, experience and information for classic car enthusiasts looking to indulge their collective senses in all things beautiful, fast, loud, shiny and rare.  Robert and his partners at CAF are offering “insider access” to Continue reading »

Meet the Swiss Watchmaking Partnership: Morten Linde & Jorn Werdelin

Meet the Swiss Watchmaking Partnership: Morten Linde & Jorn Werdelin

Posted on May 23, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Jorn Werdelin and Morten Linde, the founders of Linde Werdelin, a brand of luxury sports timepieces and attachable precision digital instruments for the skiing and/or diving enthusiast. This partnership, forged as a childhood friendship in Denmark has endured over the decades to bring together their complimentary skills and experience. The result Continue reading »

Meet the Dealer in Beautiful & Collectible Watches: Hamilton Powell

Meet the Dealer in Beautiful & Collectible Watches: Hamilton Powell

Posted on May 21, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Hamilton Powell – Founder and CEO of Crown & Caliber, a young and fresh approach to the timeless business of buying and selling beautiful and collectible watches.  Both Hamilton and his fast growing company are the epitome of the paradigm that Touchinvest is mapping and observing, across the various categories of Continue reading »

Meet the Numismatist: Douglas Winter

Meet the Numismatist: Douglas Winter

Posted on January 23, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles

Touchinvest recently spoke with Doug Winter, founder of Doug Winter Numismatics and raregoldcoins.com about his passion for the rare coin business and the evolution of his business interests.  Doug has been involved in the coin business for over 40 years and has become one of the authorities in his chosen niche of US 18th & Continue reading »

Meet the Swiss Watch Expert: Nathalie Veysset

Meet the Swiss Watch Expert: Nathalie Veysset

Posted on January 22, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Nathalie Veysset, Founder of Eadness – a startup focused on pairing connoisseurs of the world’s finest and most collectible watches with the independent watch brands that are differentiating themselves as the collectibles of the future.  “Eadness” describes the feeling of happiness derived from wealth and luxury and Nathalie is dedicated to Continue reading »

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Stanislas d'Aramon

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Stanislas d’Aramon

Posted on November 29, 2013 by Adam Ford in Chronicles

Touchinvest recently spoke with Stanislas d’Aramon, co-owner of Chateau Figeac, about the upcoming launch of the wine fund he has co-founded (Fine Chateaux Collectors Fund), his life and his deep history in the Bordeaux wine culture.  It was a poetic conversation full of rarified experiences which he happily and generously shared.  Some highlights below. Touchinvest: Stanislas, you Continue reading »

Meet the Art Advisor: Annelien Bruins

Meet the Art Advisor: Annelien Bruins

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Touch Invest in Art, Chronicles

Annelien Bruins is an art advisor, writer and global citizen currently working for Tang Investments, located in New York, Miami, London and Hong Kong. Tang Investments, where Annelien is Chief Operating Officer and Senior Art Advisor, provides clients with transactional advice (private sales, auction representation, sourcing and placing works, price discovery and due diligence) and Continue reading »

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Charles Curtis

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Charles Curtis

Posted on May 11, 2013 by Touch Invest in Chronicles, Wine

Touchinvest met with Charles Curtis over a glass of white wine at Lexington Brass in New York City, in between his trips to Asia and Istanbul, to chat about wine, investing and the prestigious Master of Wine honor. Charles Curtis MW is the founder of a fine wine advisory serving private, trade and institutional clients Continue reading »

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