THE MILLING ROOM, NEW YORK CITY
Photographs by Roman Makhmutov
The second round of Heritage Auctions’ Blind Wine Challenge attracted 65 contestants from the New York area. Co-sponsored by The Intelligent Collector magazine, the event was hosted at the Milling Room on the Upper West Side.
“Contestants blind-tasted eight different wines across the major ‘collectible categories’ and received points for each correct answer pertaining to country of origin, region, appellation, vintage, grape and producer,” says Amanda Crawford, Heritage Auctions’ director of fine and rare wine. The top finishers were David Roady and Scott Perkins, with Gil Bauer and Tony Prioletti tied for third. They will advance to November’s grand finale in Las Vegas, where they will compete with top finishers from Los Angeles, Dallas, Hong Kong and Chicago.