Taste and learn with world-class wine experts in these virtual events. Somm Series event registration and access to recordings are free to American Friends members.
At New York: A Conversation with Jamie Ritchie
May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
It is our pleasure to invite you to join one of our esteemed Board of Directors, Jamie Ritchie, for his global perspective as one of the world’s leading wine auctioneers.
Hosted by La Cité du Vin as part of a series of interviews with leading voices in wine, Jamie Ritchie, Worldwide Head of Sotheby’s Wine, will share his expertise on auctions in the wine sector and talk about his career.
La Cité brings the culture and craft of wine to life in Bordeaux and online! These unique online events are an opportunity to meet key figures in the world of wine, all from your own home.
Registration information: after buying your ticket from La Cité’s online ticket office, you will receive an automatic email containing a registration link for the Zoom platform. To make the event accessible to all, the discussion will be translated live and will be available in English or French. You will be able to choose the language in Zoom App.
Jamie Ritchie became Head of Sotheby’s global wine business in May 2016. He joined Sotheby’s in London in 1990 and was responsible for launching Sotheby’s wine auctions in New York in 1994 and in Hong Kong in 2009. Sotheby’s worldwide wine and spirits auction business has sales of around $100 million per year. More recently, Mr. Ritchie was responsible for launching Sotheby’s Wine, a retail store and online wine business, becoming the only major global auctioneer offering fine wines at retail. Sotheby’s Wine has two retail outlets, one at their flagship headquarters in New York and a second location in Hong Kong. The retail business recently launched Sotheby’s Own Label Collection, a range of high quality, affordable wines for everyday enjoyment, and The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia, an indispensable reference book in its 6th edition.
With: Jamie Ritchie, Worldwide Head of Sotheby’s Wine
Hosted by: Mathieu Doumenge, Deputy Chief Editor of Terre de Vins