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Sotheby's New York Dinner Raises More Than $300,000 for Bordeaux Cite du Vin

May 2, 2016

Sotheby's New York raised more than $300,000 for Bordeaux's new Cite du Vin at a charity dinner April 28, according to an e-mailed statement from the auction house.

A lot entitled the "Petrus Experience," including a 6-liter Imperial of 1995 Petrus and lunch for two at the Moueix family home prepared by 3-star Michelin chef Michel Guerard, fetched $40,000 while the Chateau Mouton Rothschild experience sold for $38,000 and the Chateau d'Yquem Experience sold for $26,000. Lots offered by Domaine Clarence Dillon, owners of Chateau Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion, went for a combined $41,000.

The auction was to support the naming of the Thomas Jefferson Auditorium at the new Cite du Vin visitor center, which opens June 1. 

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