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Antique Wine Company: An Outstanding Vintage Wine Merchant

Founded in 1982 by Stephen Williams, The Antique Wine Company is an exceptional wine merchant that deals with only rare and fine wines. It is a private enterprise situated in London and currently serves over 20,000 clients in seventy countries. It has been specializing in exceptionally fine wine since it first opened its doors in London, and it now holds more than 10,000 bottles of only excellent vintage in its cellars. The AWC is popular for record breaking collections of wine as well as the best wine events.
Stephen Williams is a self-taught and highly motivated wine connoisseur. He has managed to drive The Antique Wine Company into a world class wine merchant through his unique skills of efficiently tracking down wine for his clients. Sourcing the wines has been the backbone of his business. He concentrates mainly on Bordeaux and a bit on Burgundy since Bordeaux has been the historic market for UK wines. He has maintained a stellar reputation for selling fine and rare wines all over the world, and this has seen him and his company attain several major awards.
One of Stephen’s significant achievements was assembling each and every consecutive vintage between 1860 and 2003. This collection was sold to the highest bidder; The Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, in 2007. His most recent coup was achieving a sale of an 1811 bottle at a record 75,000 Euros. Stephen is so good at what he does such that he can tell about a wine’s authenticity just by looking into the eyes of the seller. Other than that, he is the leading inventor of scientific experiments used for dating wine.
Most of the wine at The Antique Wine Company is sourced directly from chateaux or through secondary markets. Most sellers prefer selling their wines to this company due to the high reputation it has in running its business. Similarly, Stephen might opt to buy wine at auctions since here collections are sold in lots.
The Antique Wine Company is always dedicated to meeting each and every need of its clients. At times, you might find that a customer needs a whole wine cellar; as a result, it becomes the company’s obligation to spend millions building one. Marketing the wine is always crucial and, for this reason, the company introduced the Grand Chateau Series; a limited edition cabinets of wine. These cabinets are crafted from only fine woods like ash, sycamore and rosewood and are architectural models of nine the most celebrated chateaux in Bordeaux. They contain 18 bottles of the best vintage from the corresponding estate produced in the last 100 years.