Podcast: Fine and rare wines and spirit auctioneer Jamie Ritchie

In this podcast, we talk to Jamie Ritchie, one of the industry’s most respected authorities on fine and rare wines and spirits. 

Jamie worked with Sotheby’s for 32 years and under his leadership, revenues rose to $132 million US dollars. Jamie presided over several record-breaking auctions and he holds the record for selling the most expensive bottles of both wine and spirits ever to go under the hammer. Last July, Jamie Ritchie took a leap and joined the blockchain-backed rare wines and spirits marketplace BlockBar. 

Topics that we explore in this podcast: 

  • Career highlights
  • Buying wine to drink as opposed to buying wine to keep or invest
  • How to choose and look after good wine
  • Beaujolais nouveau – good or bad? 
  • The value of NFTs in this marketplace
  • Why blockchain is great for provenance
  • Trends in the fine and rare wines and spirits industry moving forward

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