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John Kapon is CEO of Acker Merrall & Condit. Since joining the Company in 1994, Mr. Kapon, the third generation of his family to lead Acker, has brought a uniquely personal approach to an industry often viewed as conservative and cold. In the ensuing years, under his direction, Acker has provided a newly personable and pleasurable experience of wine, gaining the trust and confidence of a loyal, ever-growing global community of fine and rare wine collectors, many among the most prominent in the world.
Founded in 1820, Acker Merrall & Condit is America's oldest fine wine merchant and the world's largest wine auction house. With affiliates in New York, Chicago and Hong Kong, the companies hold more than fifteen auctions a year, including Internet auctions. They are devoted to helping their customers buy and sell the best wines, and also to sharing with them the experience of enjoying wine. In recent years, the company has greatly expanded its services to education, tastings and the formation of wine clubs. Starting out as a family business, three generations of the Kapon family have been dedicated to bringing the best from the vine to their customers.