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Wine-Auction House Rumble in Chicago

You'll be seeing them more in Chicago.
You’ll be seeing them more in Chicago. Photo: courtesy of Facebook

Ready for a wine showdown? We were honestly surprised to hear a few weeks ago that Hart Davis Hart, the Chicago-based wine-auction house, ranked first in U.S. wine sales last year. While other companies focused on profits in Asia, the company expanded here, which is currently the second-largest wine market in the country. But New York-based Acker Merrall & Condit hopes to change all that, as the company bulks up its Midwest operations by purchasing Lake Forest’s Edward Roberts International. Hopefully this makes drinking well in the “Second City of Wine” even easier. [Crain’s]

Wine-Auction House Rumble in Chicago