If you are looking for a wine company that is specialized in fine and rare wines, you don’t have to look any further. The Antique Wine Company, based in London is the leading fine wine merchant. It was founded by Stephen Williams in the year 1982 and at the moment the company has more than 20000 clients and serving more than 70 countries.
From the time the company was started, it has been concentrating on making exceptionally fine wine. It holds 10000 bottles of best vintages in its cellars. The company has broken records in its excellent wines collections and in making wine events. Sourcing rare wines, cellar planning, and private wine master classes are among the various services offered by the company.
The Antique Wine company teamed up with the cabinet maker Viscount David Linley to create Grand Chateau Series. They have handcrafted wine cabinets with only fine woods representing architectural models of 9 of the most exceptional chateaux of Bordeaux. These cabinets contain 18 bottles from equivalent estates that were produced in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Chateau d’Yquem is one of the models that is accompanied by a vertical collection that spans 141 consecutive vintages beginning from 1868. The collection has many letters, as well as souvenirs from the archives of chateau, and the value of this collection is 1 million euros. Other châteaux cost 149000 euros. The Antique Wine Company, in 2006, was able to sell 135-year vertical collection. Every vintage contained was dated 1860 up to 2003. The wine cost $1.5 million and is amongst the highest prices paid for a single bottle of wine.
The Antique Wine Company was recognized as a company that produced the best valuable wine in July 2011. The bottle was dated 1811. It was a Chateau d’Yquem and was bought at 75000 euros by a former sommelier named Christian Vanneque. It was displayed in one of his two restaurants in Bali. However, Mr. Vanneque plans on drinking the wine but not reselling it as presumed by most people. According to him, he is a fancy collector; wine is meant for drinking.
The Antique Wine Company bought a top lot at Hospice de Beaune wine during an auction in France. It was known as La de la President; the lot is considered of 460 liters. The president Stephen Williams has succeeded in making the company steer up the success of the enterprise.