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I have 3 bottles of wine and I was wondering how much they are worth.  They all say Collector's Reserve and Celebrity Cellars on the label.  The first bottle is Kiss This (from the band Kiss) and the back of the bottle states "This Eition is 800 cases, 1995 California Cabernet Sauvignon."  The second bottle says the exact same thing except it is a Dean Martin bottle of wine.  The third bottle is Crosby Stills and Nash and that one is also the same as the previous except it says the Edition is 400 cases, not 800.  I'd like to be able to sell them, but I have no idea how much they are acutally worth.  I've seen a little bit of information online, but only from the 1996 bottles.  I haven't found anything from 1995.  Is there a difference?  Thank you for your help!
Sincerely,
Kelly

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Hi Kelly

These are wines that might be of interest to fans of rock and roll....but wine connoisseurs are not going to value them very highly.  Because they were produced anonymously (no winery or winemaker takes credit) wine collectors are a little suspicious of wines like these.  

So the bad news is that you won't get wine-lovers to buy these for high prices. that doesn't mean the wines aren't good--they are probably delicious--but it means that you'll have to find and expert on rock and roll memorabilia to see if you sell them for more money.

Sorry I can't give you more exciting news

Paul Wagner

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Wines of the world, wine a food matching, wine and food service questions. I currently teach Wine courses at Napa Valley College, am an international wine judge, written many articles for publication, and have been a guest speaker at way too many wine conferences to remember. 25 years in the business. With Liz Thach and Janeen Olsen, I authored the definitive book on wine marketing: Wine Marketing & Sales, Strategies for a Saturated Market by The Wine Appreciation Guild, which won the Gourmand International Award in 2008 for the best wine book for professionals! With Rick Kushman of Capital Public Radio, I host a radio show and podcast called Bottletalk at rickandpaulwine.com, where I answer questions about wine and food on the air.

Experience

30 years in the business.

Organizations
Society of Wine Educators, Academy of Wine Communications, American Wine Society

Publications
Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine, Fine Wine Journal, les Amis du Vin Journal, Society of Wine Educators Journal, and more.

Education/Credentials
I have taught at Napa Valley College for the last twenty years.

Awards and Honors
Spanish National Wine Fair: A lifetime dedicated to wine award. Espaderino della Castelania di Soave in Italy.

Past/Present Clients
Wineries include Caymus, Wente, Parducci, Shannon Ridge, Paul Dolan Wines, Vigilance, and others. Wine regions include the Union des Grand Crus de Borcdeaux, Union des Grands Crus de St. Emilion, Consorzio di Chianti CLassico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Consorzio di Franciacorta, Rioja Alavesa, and others.

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