Fine Wine & Rare Spirits Director
At Leland Little, Mark Solomon runs the largest fine wine & rare spirits auctions in the Southern United States. He has served on the national executive board of the Cercle de la Future, which is part of The Commanderie de Bordeaux aux États-Unis d'Amérique. Mark Solomon practiced as a clinical neuropsychologist for 12 years prior to changing careers in pursuit of his passion for fine wine and developing the Fine Wine & Rare Spirits Department for Leland Little.
When someone says "old world wine," most of our minds turn immediately to France. But while storied French winemakers pick, ferment, and bottle in the old, time-honored ways year in and year out, history marches on.
Odysseus, Shackleton, Sir Edmund Hilary, A.H. Hirsch Reserve Whiskey. Intrepid adventurers all. Where the first three battled monsters and mountains, A.H. Hirsch took on decades of oblivion and ownership shuffles to emerge victorious as the rarest of rare, the most covetable brown liquor of them all.
One look at any of the scotch distilleries perched picturesquely on the shores of Islay serves as a reminder of their exposure to the elements. The relentless environment in which scotch is made has long been part of its charm, but with climate change intensifying, environmental concerns are quickly becoming production hurdles.
Whisky (yes, and whiskey) is having a moment.
"Apricot, quince, pineapple, almond, verbena, fig, rose, lychee, grapefruit, bitter orange, vanilla, saffron, roasted coffee beans... The smells of an entire market are concentrated in a glass of Yquem." – Chateau d’Yquem
Leland Little is delighted to host our second annual Sporting Art Fair (SAF) on Saturday, February 26th, 2022. Although hosted on the grounds and within the galleries of Leland Little, this is a community event brought forth by a group of partners who are personally and professionally invested in the world of sporting art. The Sporting Art Fair is for everyone.
There can be no question that drinking a great old wine is one of life’s great pleasures. And, there is nothing in the world like a great old Red Burgundy! – The Underground Wineletter
If you can't wait for our next fine wine auction, you're in luck. You don't have to.
Moonlighting as an academic journal, this clever box is hiding a prohibition era whiskey. Watch this unboxing video and learn more. Bid on this rare whiskey, without a prescription, on Friday, June 10th at noon.
Watch as Fine Wine & Rare Spirits Director, Mark Solomon and Chloe Ghillani of the Content Team discuss the Portuguese sweet wine, Port. Enjoy first reactions, personal stories, and so much more in the first episode of this new series.
Elvis has not left the building...
We believe this whiskey to be unique...like an antique enhanced by age, nature has mellowed this bourbon to a memorable perfection. It has been reserved and bottled for a connoisseur. - Very Old Fitzgerald Label
Explore the lesser-known side of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti.
With aromas of ginger, saffron, and beeswax, this rare Hungarian wine is so sweet it is best enjoyed by the spoonful.
Wine for now, wine for later
Born of pure passion and a wishful dream -SQN
Dinner Party Inspiration
The Celebrity Wine
More Reasons to Celebrate
Round Out Your Cellar
The Intersection of Art Deco and Cognac
Wine for the Changing Seasons
Everything BUT Champagne
"It [Taketsuru Pure Malt Whiskey] stands as a pinnacle in the world of whiskey showcasing the excellence that can be achieved through dedication and expertise in the craft" - Fine Wine & Rare Spirits Assistant Director, Lynne Millies
A Few of My Favorites
The Champagne of Choice for the Glamorous and Iconic
A Time To Indulge
Wine for January
All You Need Is Love... And Wine
"It is an absolutely, outrageously great wine." -Robert Parker
Dreaming of Spring