Meet Roy Welland who is selling $15 million of wine

roy_wellandRoy Welland is a big-time collector. It’s well known that his collection served as the core of the restaurant CRU, which he owned. But it’s not well known that his collection also helped out Alinea when they first opened.

That’s one of the many interesting tidbits I learned when I talked to Welland before the first part of his two-part auction. That first tranche fetched $6.6 million versus an estimate of $5.3 million. The second portion hits the block today and tomorrow in LA. So it’s a good a time as ever to point you to the piece I contributed to wine-searcher.

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  1. I think it would be fun to have a TV or blog series on Obsessions, and have one on people who are obsessed with wine.


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