Auction season is upon us, and in 2019 it is bigger and better than before. Expect to be flooded with a mind-numbing tsunami of tasting notes, purchase guides and industry hype as everyone in the high-end wine game aims to squeeze whatever discretionary spending power is left in the pulverised economy.

The season opens with the second of the Strauss & Company/Wine Cellar “curated” offerings, generally small parcels of the more collectable local wines.

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