Wine Auc­tion­eer

Ush­er­ing in a new era of buy­ing and sell­ing fine wine

Decanter - - INTERVIEW -

Newly launched in Au­gust 2017, Wine Auc­tion­eer is an on­line auc­tion spe­cial­is­ing in fine, old, rare and col­lectable wines. Brought to you by the team be­hind Whisky Auc­tion­eer, one of the world’s largest and most suc­cess­ful on­line whisky auc­tions, this new ven­ture brings wine lovers, the world over, a more ac­ces­si­ble way to buy and sell ma­ture wine.

Whisky Auc­tion­eer’s de­ci­sion to launch the new site came in re­sponse to the grow­ing di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion of their whisky auc­tions. As founder and Managing Direc­tor, Iain McClune ex­plains, ‘over the past 4 years we have seen a big in­crease in con­sign­ments of wine, port and other spir­its to our auc­tions. It be­came clear that there was a de­mand for an easy to use on­line auc­tion plat­form within the fine wine com­mu­nity. With our es­tab­lished rep­u­ta­tion as spe­cial­ist auc­tion­eers and our in-depth knowl­edge of the drinks in­dus­try it was a nat­u­ral move to launch a ded­i­cated website to meet this de­mand’.

The team is headed up by wine ex­pert Stuart Camp­bell, who has over 15 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the wine in­dus­try in­clud­ing as the owner direc­tor of Fyne Wines, an in­de­pen­dent wine mer­chant.

Com­ment­ing on the auc­tion, Camp­bell said: “We’re all re­ally ex­cited by this new ven­ture. Wine Auc­tion­eer her­alds a move­ment away from the tra­di­tional bricks-and­mor­tar auc­tion house to­wards a plat­form that meets the needs of a mod­ern global au­di­ence of buy­ers and sell­ers. We are the fine wine auc­tion for the 21st cen­tury.”

In ad­di­tion to the pub­licly-re­leased wine, port and other spir­its auc­tioned from the premises, Wine Auc­tion­eer will also auc­tion bot­tles held in-bond.

For in­ter­ested sell­ers, a free val­u­a­tion ser­vice is of­fered along with ad­vice on how best to get bot­tles to the premises. If based within the UK, sell­ers can take ad­van­tage of a reg­u­lar bot­tle col­lec­tion ser­vice, and if out with the UK, courier col­lec­tions can be ar­ranged. Once con­signed for auc­tion, bot­tles will be of­fered to an ex­ten­sive and es­tab­lished global user base.

Buy­ers will have ac­cess to a com­pet­i­tive auc­tion en­vi­ron­ment of­fer­ing a wide and di­verse range of fine, rare and iconic wines, fol­lowed by a prompt world­wide ship­ping ser­vice on close of auc­tion.

Wine Auc­tion­eer is ded­i­cated to pro­vid­ing a fair, trans­par­ent and un­com­pro­mis­ing ser­vice to all. Their users will ben­e­fit from a sim­ple, clear and com­pet­i­tive fee struc­ture, along with an in­tu­itive and user-friendly website that has been tried and tested over the past 4 years of sell­ing whisky.

Wine Auc­tion­eer’s in­au­gu­ral auc­tion will be live from Fri­day 10th un­til Mon­day 27th Novem­ber. The dead­line for con­sign­ing en­tries to the auc­tion will be Mon­day 3rd Novem­ber. You can reg­is­ter for free on the website - en­abling you to buy and sell your own fine and rare wines, whether for in­vest­ment or con­sump­tion. More in­for­ma­tion about this ex­cit­ing new auc­tion plat­form can be found at www.wineauc­tion­eer.com

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