NEW YORK - Acker Merrall & Condit is proud to announce its official totals for 2011 on the heels of a successful 95% sold, $3.1M+ sale held at Marea this past weekend in New York City, representing its last auction of 2011. The year saw Acker sell a cumulative 32,090 lots and a staggering 242,103 bottles, establishing a spectacular, worldwide, grand total of US$110,454,801 through all of its affiliates, with an exceptional overall sold rate of over 97%. This result has set the record for the highest yearly sales total ever achieved by any wine auction house in the history of wine auctions.

In 2011, Acker Merrall & Condit Companies conducted sixteen live auctions in New York, Hong Kong and for the first time ever, in Chicago. Particularly robust performances were recorded in Asia where live sales totaled US$68,835,590, representing a 8.5% growth from 2010. In New York, $29,817,513 was achieved for live sales, marking a 6.5% increase, while the internet auction fetched US$8,243,995, a 18.5% increase from the previous year. Chicago also made its way onto the Acker scene with a welcome $3,557,703.00 of sales, achieved in just one auction. Total wine auctioned off in the USA was therefore US$41,619,211 for 2011, representing a healthy 19% overall gain domestically.

John Kapon, Acker Merrall & Condit’s CEO, said: “I am proud that Acker Merrall & Condit continues to set the standard for the entire wine auction industry with our remarkable achievements in 2011, contributing significantly to the growth of the global wine marketplace. The magnitude of all we’ve achieved hasn’t quite sunk in. And, in a sense, it may never, as 2012 is already upon us. We live for the moment and for the future, and while we will celebrate the year that we have had, we realize there is still much to do.”

Click the link below to see Acker CEO John Kapon discussing wine as an investment, wine and friendship, the influence of Hong Kong in the rare wine market, and more:

When the clock strikes midnight in New York on New Year’s Eve, Acker Merrall will open the first auction of the year online at with wines located in New York, Chicago and Hong Kong. Two weeks later, Hong Kong will again be in the spotlight on January 13th - 14th with a sale estimated at over HK$80 million representing the last sale of the Year of the Rabbit. Acker Merrall will continue its busy auction schedule in Chicago on January 28th and New York on March 3rd.

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January 13th, 2012
Island Shangri La Hotel

Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road
Central, Hong Kong

January 14th, 2012
Grissini Restaurant

Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1 Harbour Road
Hong Kong




January 28th, 2012
The Elysian Hotel
Sinclair Ballroom

11 East Walton, Chicago, IL 60611



March 3rd, 2012

Marea Restaurant

240 Central Park South,

New York

Online Auction 1st of Every Month




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Shouson Hill,

Hong Kong Island,

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Acker News Flash - 2011 Year-End Results Announced

Acker Merrall & Condit Achieves Triple Crown of Auctioneering

#1 in Asia, #1 in United States, #1 in The World

Total For The Year 2011 Reaches US$110,454,801

Highest Ever Achieved For A Wine Auction House Worldwide




US$110,454,801 Worldwide

US$68,835,590 Asia

US$41,619,211 United States


- Biggest Auction of the Year: HK$112,740,200 / US$14,453,872

- Most Expensive Auction Lot of The Year Worldwide:

DRC Romanee-Conti Collection 1952-2007 Achieves HK$6,344,000 / US$813,333

- Acker Grows Its Auction Business by More Than 12% in 2011

(2010: US$98,495,056 vs 2011: US$110,454,801)