Age Matters!

Does the age of a wine matter as much now as it did fifty years ago? Certainly the modern winemaker has infinitely more control over the final product than his or her predecessors would ever have thought possible. A poor vintage may never be completely redeemed, but it is now rarely the potential disaster of…

Why should I buy my wine at auction?

I was asked this question recently and it struck me that with a plethora of alternatives available to the wine buyer it deserved some consideration. My first tip is that there is always the opportunity to pick up a bargain. Our wine auction is very much geared to the private buyer with most lots being…

Spring Wine Auction

The most recent wine sale took place on Thursday 7th March. With over 160 lots this was our biggest sale in over twelve months achieving a 100% sold rate and with consignments from our private vendors all exceeding their estimates. Highlights were the performance of the assorted vintage ports and the classic Bordeaux wines including…

ARE YOU A PRIVATE EXECUTOR?

It is a fact of life the we are all going to die eventually and while not a pleasant topic of conversation it is my experience that those that talk and then plan for this inevitable moment reduce the difficulties that their surviving family will have to face. Arguably, a will is the most important…