IRVINE, Calif., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectrum Wine Auctions, one of the new leading players in fine and rare wine auctions, announced today the hiring of Amanda Crawford as auction director and lead specialist. Crawford, who previously served in the wine department as assistant vice president and lead specialist at Christie's, brings extensive experience in securing domestic and international consignments, assessment of rare bottles, and working with a broad range of multinational clients. Her hiring is part of a sequence of recent high profile appointments which includes the hiring of renowned wine authority Kevin A. Swersey as senior consultant and strategic advisor this January.
"Our top priority since launching Spectrum Wine Auctions in 2009 has been to assemble the industry dream team," says Spectrum Wine Auctions President Jason Boland. "Amanda's understanding of the evolving global wine market, combined with her dedication to serving client needs will benefit us greatly."
Crawford is a member of the faculty at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan and a frequent instructor on wine. Her extensive wine related travels have taken her to Burgundy, Bordeaux, Germany, Piedmont, Napa, Oregon and Eastern Europe in addition to her work as a harvest intern in Tuscany. Prior to her tenure at Christie's, Crawford was an assistant wine director at 'Inoteca and a manager of Astor Wines in New York. She graduated from Wellesley College.
Spectrum Wine Auctions Upcoming Live Auction Calendar:
March 12-13, 2011, The Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, Hong Kong
June 25-26, 2011, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
For more information on Spectrum Wine Auctions, please call at 949.748.4845 or visit www.spectrumwine.com.
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