Trotter Wine Falls Off Back of Truck


If you downloaded the catalog from Charlie Trotter's wine auction at Christie's when we linked it the other day, you might want to keep the red pencil handy. An entire palette of wine mysteriously vanished en route from Chicago to Christie's in New York, reports Eater. From the description Trotter provided, it's hard to know if the thieves were particularly picky— he says about 10% of it was very high end, but that may have just been luck of the draw. Christie's says nothing like this has ever happened (probably not true, but still, this would be an especially brazen example) and they apparently will make good to Trotter at fair market value, though as he says, "Isn't the point of an auction to get more than fair market?" [Eater]