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  • 300 bottle collection of Grand Vin de Lafite Rothschild sold for $540,000 (2011).
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"Only the first bottle is expensive." - French proverb.

"Wine is the most civilized thing in the world." - Ernest Hemingway.

"In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria." - Benjamin Franklin.

"Good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used. " - quote from Shakespeare's play Othello, Act 2, Scene III.

"Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him more pleasing to others." - Samuel Johnson.

"Wine from long habit has become an indispensable for my health." - Thomas Jefferson.

"I drink Champagne when I win, to celebrate . . . and I drink Champagne when I lose, to console myself." - Napoleon Bonaparte.

"Champagne is the wine of civilization and the oil of government." - Winston Churchill.

"My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne." - John Meynard Keynes.

"Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right." - F. Scott Fitzgerald.

"I only drink champagne when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty." - Madame Lilly Bolinger.

WINE is an alcoholic beverage typically made of fermented grape juice. The natural chemical balance of grapes is such that they can ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes or other nutrients. Wine is produced by fermenting crushed grapes using various types of yeast. Yeast consumes the sugars found in the grapes and converts them into alcohol. Different varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts are used depending on the type of wine being produced.

Wine has a rich history dating back to around 6000 BC and is thought to have originated in areas now within the borders of Georgia and Iran. Wine probably appeared in Europe at about 4500 BC in what is now Bulgaria and Greece, and was very common in ancient Greece, Thrace and Rome. Wine has also played an important role in religion throughout history. The Greek god Dionysos and the Roman equivalent Bacchus represented wine, and the drink is also used in Christian and Jewish ceremonies such as the Eucharist (also called the Holy Communion) and Kiddush.

France has various appellation systems based on the concept of terroir, with classifications ranging from Vin de Table ("table wine") at the bottom, through Vin de Pays and Appellation d'Origine Vin Délimité de Qualité Supérieure (AOVDQS) up to Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) or similar, depending on the region. Portugal has something similar and, in fact, pioneered this technique back in 1756 with a royal charter which created the "Demarcated Douro Region" and regulated wine production and trade. Germany did likewise in 2002, although their system has not yet achieved the authority of those of the other countries'. Spain, Greece and Italy have classifications which are based on a dual system of region of origin and quality of product.

A "vintage wine" is one made from grapes that were all or mostly grown in a particular year, and labeled as such. Most countries allow a vintage wine to include a portion that is not from the labeled vintage. Variations in a wine's character from year to year can include subtle differences in color, palate, nose, body and development. High-quality red table wines can improve in flavor with age if properly stored. Consequently, it is not uncommon for wine enthusiasts and traders to save bottles of an especially good vintage wine for future consumption.

CHAMPAGNE is a sparkling wine produced by inducing the in-bottle secondary fermentation of the wine to effect carbonation. It is produced exclusively within the Champagne region of France, from which it takes its name.

Champagne first gained world renown because of its association with the anointment of French kings. Royalty from throughout Europe spread the message of the unique sparkling wine from Champagne and its association with luxury and power. The leading manufacturers devoted considerable energy to creating a history and identity for their wine, associating it and themselves with nobility and royalty. Through advertising and packaging they sought to associate Champagne with high luxury, festivities and rites of passage. Their efforts coincided with an emerging middle class that was looking for ways to spend its money on symbols of upward mobility.

The Romans were the first to plant vineyards in this area of northeast France with the region being cultivated by at least the 5th century, possibly earlier. Wines from the Champagne region were known before medieval times. Churches owned vineyards and monks produced wine for use in the sacrament of Eucharist. French kings were traditionally anointed in Reims and Champagne wine was served as part of coronation festivities. The Champenois were envious of the reputation of the wines made by their Burgundian neighbours to the south and sought to produce wines of equal acclaim. However, the northerly climate of the region gave the Champenois a unique set of challenges in making red wine. At the far extremes of sustainable viticulture, the grapes would struggle to ripen fully and often would have bracing levels of acidity and low sugar levels. The wines would be lighter bodied and thinner than the Burgundy wines they were seeking to outdo.

Contrary to legend and popular belief, Dom Perignon did not invent sparkling wine. The oldest recorded sparkling wine is Blanquette de Limoux, which was apparently invented by Benedictine Monks in the Abbey of Saint Hilaire near Carcassonne in 1531. Over a century later, the English scientist and physician Christopher Merret documented the addition of sugar to a finished wine to create a second fermentation six years before Dom Perignon set foot in the Abbey of Hautvillers and almost 40 years before it was claimed that the famed Benedictine monk invented Champagne. Merret presented the Royal Society with a paper in which he detailed what is now called méthode champenoise in 1662.

Although Dom Pérignon did not invent Champagne, he did develop many advances in production of the drink, including holding the cork in place with a wire collar (muselet) to withstand the fermentation pressure. In France, the first sparkling Champagne was created accidentally; its pressure led it to be called "the devil's wine" (le vin du diable) as bottles exploded or the cork jolted away. Even when it was deliberately produced as a sparkling wine, Champagne was for a very long time made by the méthode rurale, where the wine was bottled before the only fermentation had finished. Champagne did not utilize the méthode champenoise until the 19th century, approximately 200 years after Christopher Merret documented the process. The nineteenth century saw an explosive growth in Champagne production going from a regional production of 300,000 bottles a year in 1800 to 20 million bottles in 1850.

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    Côtes de Provence
  • The Provence wine region, located primarily in the Var department, and the appellations of Provence.
  • Provence wine - Wikipedia.
    • CHÂTEAU Minuty - famous for their CÔtes de Provence 'Minuty' Prestige RosÉ wine.
    • Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé 2012.
    • MIRAVAL - "Mis en bouteille par Jolie-Pitt & Perrin." Wine château in the village of Correns, just north of Brignoles, a village in the Var départment in the south of France. Partowners: Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt. Château Miraval is best known for its outstanding rose called "Pink Floyd." Internationally applauded for its light, flinty and quite unique flavors, Pink Floyd is much sought after. In 2013, Château Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé '12 received a 90 from Wine Spectator magazine.
    Wine Auctions
  • Sotheby's wine auction.
  • 5 of the most expensive bottles of wine ever sold - The Week.
  • A TRUE-CRIME DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE CON THAT SHOOK THE WORLD OF WINE - The New Yorker.
  • Most Expensive Bottle of Wine Ever Sold at Auction - The Wall Street Journal.
  • Most Expensive Bottles of Wine - TheRichest.
  • Most expensive wine sold at auction - Guinness World Records.
  • Rudy Kurniawan - wine collector and convicted perpetrator of wine fraud. Arrested on 8 March 2012 and indicted for selling fake high-end wines at auction. The 2016 documentary Sour Grapes retells the events in the wine counterfeiting story of Rudy Kurniawan. At the end it states that as many as 10,000 bottles created by him may still be in private collections.
  • Sotheby's Sells Record-Breaking $1.6 Million Superlot of Romanée-Conti Wine - Forbes.
  • Sour Grapes - documentary. "With pockets full of cash, charisma and a preternatural memory for vintages, an unassuming young Rudy Kurniawan earns the reputation of a wine savant, surrounding himself with some of high society’s most fervent wine connoisseurs. But when Bill Koch, a top US collector,and, Laurent Ponsot, a Burgundian wine producer, discover suspicious bottles, a humorous and suspenseful investigation begins into one of the most ingenious cons of our time."
  • Sour Grapes review - "Highly entertaining uncorking of counterfeit wine scandal."
  • The great wine fraud - The Guardian.
  • Top 10 most expensive wines sold at auction - The Drinks Business.
  • WINE AUCTION - Wikipedia.
  • Wine Auctioneers - as of March 5, 2019, Wine-Searcher currently lists 436 Wine Auctioneers, Worldwide.
  • wine spectator auction index - "The Wine Spectator Auction Index is a composite of average prices for selected benchmark wines sold at commercial auctions. Updated on a regular basis, the index allows collectors to track the overall rise and fall of the wine-auction market. The index was created in the fourth quarter of 1995, with a baseline value of 100. The index comprises 32 of the most important wines in today's auction market."
    • ACKER MERRALL & CONDIT - since 1820. "The World's Leading Wine Auction House." Online auctions.
    • ARTCURIAL - Paris, France. International auctioneers. One of the leading French Fine Wines and Spirits auction houses.
    • AUCTION NAPA VALLEY - "The American Wine Classic." The Napa Valley Vintners’ annual auction that has supported and enhanced the wellbeing of the community since 1981.
    • Aymeric de Clouet - since 2011. Paris, France.
    • BONHAMS - since 1793. "Wines for sale are mostly held in our own temperature controlled warehouses in London and San Francisco whilst stock in New York and Hong Kong is also stored under temperature control at Western Carriers and Crown Cellars."
    • Brentwood Wine Company - since 1998. "The World's Most Interesting Wine Auctions." Brings you the world’s finest and rarest wine at exciting internet auctions.
    • CHRISTIE'S - since 1766. "With a succession of blockbuster sales and high-profile lots, Christie’s international Wine department once again led the global fine wine auction market by value and frequency of sales in 2013. Over the past year, we achieved wine sales of US$75 million/£48 million/HK$580.8 million worldwide, including all live, online-only and private sales, as well as the annual barrel auction for Hospices de Beaune. With sale centers in Europe, Asia and the United States, our unrivaled international network of consigners and buyers positions us as the global wine market leader."
    • Expertissim - since 2007. French online auction site.
    • Heritage Auctions - since 1976. "The World's Third Largest Auction House." Fine & Rare Wines.
    • La Part des Anges - since 2006. "An auction of top quality cognacs to sponsor various associations."
    • MORRELL FINE WINE AUCTIONS - since 1947. "Now in its third decade, Morrell Fine Wine Auctions was the first company to hold public wine auctions in New York since the repeal of Prohibition. Since 1994, Morrell’s has auctioned nearly $90 million of wine, drawn from the cellars of the world’s greatest collectors."
    • OMEGA AUCTIONS - since 2010. "Fine Wine, Port & Spirits Auctions."
    • SOTHEBY'S WINE - since 1744. "Sotheby’s Wine is both a retail wine merchant and auctioneer, with a store in the lobby of Sotheby’s headquarters building in New York, at 72nd and York. Sotheby’s Wine, which was formerly known as Aulden Cellars, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sotheby’s Inc. In May 2009, we combined our retail and auction wine businesses under the “Sotheby’s Wine” name and now offer a full range of buying and selling services across both channels. With the launch of our retail website, we will be able to offer wine buyers a wider range of wines, available for more immediate delivery (and consumption), in addition to our regular auctions.
    • SPECTRUM WINE AUCTIONS - "Launched in 2009, Spectrum Wine Auctions is the world’s newest live and online auction house of fine collectible wine."
    • WINEBID.COM - since 1996. "The premier online wine auction. Buy and consign fine and rare wines at weekly auctions. We offer collectors complimentary appraisals." ine wine for the privileged many. WineBid is the world's largest online auction for fine wine and trusted new vintages to Buy Now.
    • ZACHYS WINE AUCTIONS - since 1994. "The Zachys Wine Auction experience reaches back to the introduction of wine auctions into New York City in 1994. Our global team of consultants poises Zachys Wine Auctions to reach the ever-expanding worldwide auction market."
    Wine Media
  • Wine magazines - Wikipedia.
    • 23 WINE PUBLICATIONS - subscription channels.
    • Cellar Tracker - "The world's largest collection of wine reviews, tasting notes and personal stories from people who love wine."
    • Decanter - "Decanter magazine is - quite simply - the world’s best wine magazine. Read in over 90 countries, Decanter is required reading for everyone with an interest in wine - from amateur enthusiast to serious collector. Our experts recommend 4,000 wines a year."
    • eRobertParker.com - "The Independent Consumer's Guide to Fine Wines."
    • FINE WINE MAGAZINE - "The World of Fine Wine." ("The first cultural journal of the wine world.", Hugh Johnson, OBE).
    • FINE WINE MAGAZINES - distributing 11 luxury wine magazines in 6 languages to 85 countries.
    • Food & Wine Magazine - "Inpiration Served Daily."
    • GAYOT - "The guide to the good life." Wine tastings and reviews.
    • Glass of Bubbly - since 2011. "Champagne & Sparkling Wine news, views & expert advice website and Global Magazine."
    • Harpers Wine & Spirit - British monthly magazine on wine, spirits, beers and cocktails. For over 135 years, Harpers Wine & Spirit has been the must read publication for the UK wine and spirits trade.
    • Letts of London WBS Wine Cellar & Label Book - since 1812. Includes an introduction to wine collecting, vocabulary, food & region guide, wine score sheets, cellar record pages and varietal tasting notes.
    • NOVUS VINUM - Gayot Publications has expanded its gastronomic empire to include passion for the vine. The definitive site for anyone with an interest in wine, Novus Vinum offers up-to-date information on all aspects of the ever-changing wine world.
    • THE WINE ADVOCATE - since 1978. The independent consumer's guide to fine wine published by leading U.S. wine critic Robert M. Palmer.
    • THE WINE ANORAK - "Jamie Goode's online wine magazine."
    • WINE & SPIRITS Magazine - American wine magazine. Print, digital, and blogs feature tasting notes, scores, Top 100 Wineries and restaurant reviews for enthusiasts and trade.
    • Wine Enthusiast Magazine - since 1988. "The World In A Glass." Lifestyle magazine covering wine, food, spirits, travel and entertaining topics. Its wine ratings, conducted by reviewers in major wine-producing areas of the world, comprise a large section of the magazine. Its website includes additional and original wine lifestyle-related content, and holds a database of 500 spirit ratings.
    • WINE SPECTATOR - since 1976. Upmarket wine and food magazine. "Learn more, drink better: The essentials of wine."
    • WINE X MAGAZINE - offers info on wine, food and "an intelligent slice of vice" for generation Xers.
    • World of Fine Wine - "Named Louis Roederer International Wine Publication of the Year three years running (2010, 2011 and 2012), we – The World of Fine Wine - are an award-winning magazine, website and app speaking to an international readership of discerning individuals who each share a passion for wine. Working with some of the world’s most respected wine writers, we offer authoritative editorial content that is seeing us become the go-to place for the global fine wine aficionado. We are a quarterly publication with subscribers extending across 30 countries."
    Wine Merchants
  • 1855 - since 2010. "One of Singapore's leading specialist wine retailers."
  • ACKER MERRALL & CONDIT - since 1820. "America's Oldest and Finest Wine Shop."
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  • ASC Fine Wines - since 1996. Based in Shanghai, China. Acclaimed as “China’s greatest fine wine importer” by Robert M. Parker, Jr.
  • AUSSIE WINES - "Australian & New Zealand Wines Online Shopping."
  • Berry Bros. & Rudd, 3 St James's Street, London SW1A 1EG, England, U.K.
  • BERRY BROS. & RUDD - established in 1698. Britain's oldest wine and spirit merchant. Sells wine from around the world, including en primeur wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and Italy. The only company to have five Masters of Wine in their ranks.
  • CAVISSIMA - since 2009. "Create The Wine Cellar Of Your Dreams." Online French wine merchant and wine cellaring and management service. Elected France's 'Meilleur Sommelier of 2007'.
  • Chambers Street Wines - "Home of Organic, Natural, and Biodynamic Wine." Opened in June 2001, the product of David Lillie's and Jamie Wolff's idea that New York might support a shop that indulged their love for naturally made wines from artisanal small producers. There are very, very few brand names here. We choose wines that express their origins, the talent and commitment of the growers and winemakers, and the inherent quality of the vintage. Every wine we stock is tasted, retasted, debated.... this is a shop where everyone who works here actually loves wine, drinks wine with food, and knows at least a little bit about what we're selling. Particular strengths here are the Loire Valley, Burgundy and the Rhone, Piedmont, Austria and Germany; we are always working to improve our selection, and your suggestions—especially for the New World—are appreciated.
  • L'Intendant, 2 Allées de Tourny, 33082 Bordeaux cedex, France.
  • DUCLOT - "One of the major wine merchants of the top wines of Bordeaux since 1886, the DUCLOT Group owns a stock of several million bottles and large formats." In addition to our traditional activity as a wine merchant, we also sell wines to private customers in our six stores and two websites.
  • ENVIE DE CHAMPAGNE - "The Champagne specialist since 2004." The first online champagne store with more than 1200 champagnes.
  • FAUCHON - since 1886. The top luxury gourmet store in France. Fauchon cellar: wines, champagnes & spirits online.
  • FORTNUM & MASON - Piccadilly since 1707. Wines & spirits online. "For a lover of wine there can be few better gifts than a box full of the finest wines from around the world. Created with different themes in mind, each one of our wine hampers and gift boxes is a masterclass in excellence."
  • Half Wit Wines - since 2006. "Wines by the Half Bottle." World's simplest wine website. Over 1200 selections Wine & Champagne.
  • 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL, U.K.
  • Harrods - since 1849. 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL, U.K. "Fine Wines & Spirits Rooms." The new Harrods Fine Wines & Spirits Rooms is the ultimate drinks destination for novices and experts alike. Offering only the best luxury products from world-leading brands, expect to be immersed into an experience like no other.
  • Hedonism Wines, 3-7 Davies St, Mayfair, London W1K 3LD, England, U.K.
  • Hedonism Wines - since 2012. 3-7 Davies St, Mayfair, London, U.K. "Located in the heart of London’s Mayfair, Hedonism is a new fine wine and spirits boutique which has already become the most talked about wine project of recent times." Hedonism wines offers a great range of around 2500 spirits and 4500 wines, we have taken the best from each region of the world whilst carefully checking the provenance of every bottle, from classics quirky we have something for every wine and spirits lover.
  • honest grapes - since 2014. "Buy Premium Wine Online. We have had lots of reviews raving about the fantastic services on offer from Honest Grapes." The inclusive club providing exclusive wine, events and experiences.
  • JEAN-PIERRE MOUEIX - founded in 1937. Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix enjoys exclusive distribution rights of over twenty eminent Right Bank châteaux (Pomerol & Saint-Émilion).
  • JUSTERINI & BROOKS - established 1749. "270 years in the making..." For more than 270 years, Justerini & Brooks has looked after the needs of the discerning collector looking for quality wine, expertise and personal service. With over three thousand wines from the world’s greatest Chateaux, estates and domaines, Justerinis’ portfolio offers an unrivalled selection. We are the largest UK importers of fine wines from Burgundy, Barolo and Germany, as well as having long-standing relationships with the most celebrated properties in Bordeaux, the Rhône, the Loire and Champagne.
  • La Cave at Lafayette Gourmet, 1st floor, 35 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France.
  • LA CAVE AT LAFAYETTE GOURMET - since 1912. "La Cave at Lafayette Gourmet is the destination of choice for Parisian and international wine connoisseurs alike. With 2500 labels, it houses an exceptional range of grands vins from Bordeaux, Champagne and other French regions, world wines and spirits, all the while fostering the spirit of a local wine merchant. Located on the 1st floor of Lafayette Gourmet, La Cave spans some 450 sq m, in addition to part of its selection also available within the Butchers, Seafood and Dairy sections of Gourmet." World's largest Bordeaux wine store in Paris flagship luxury department store Galeries Lafayette, 1st floor, 35 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France.
  • LAVINIA - since 1999. "Find the widest wine selection in Europe from Spain, France and other countries. Delivery direct to your door."
  • Le Clos' flagship store in Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3.
  • Le Clos - since 2008. "Finest Wines & Luxury Spirits." Our buying team has brought together a range of the finest wines available from every corner of the globe. Whether you're after classic vintage claret or a new world revelation there is something to suit all tastes in our extensive collection. Flagship stores: Dubai International, gate B8, Concourse B, Terminal 3 (winning the world's best wine store prize), Concourse A, Terminal 3 & Emirates 1st Class lounge.
  • Les Caves de Taillevent, 228, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France.
  • LES CAVES DE TAILLEVENT - since 1947. "One of the most impressive wine selections in the world can be enjoyed in the heart of Paris, near the Champs-Elysée." 228, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France.
  • L’Intendant, 2 Allées de Tourny, 33082 Bordeaux cedex, France.
  • L’Intendant - 2 Allées de Tourny, 33082 Bordeaux cedex, France. "A mythical ascent in the world of Bordeaux wines." The ground floor offers a wide selection of half bottles and delicious affordable wines. Then, the higher you go up the stairs, the higher up you get in the Bordeaux pyramid : after a selection of red and white wines at less than 20 euros on the first steps, you will find the crus bourgeois and second wines. Then you come to the classified growths of the Medoc, great red wines of Saint-Émilion, Pomerol and Pessac-Léognan, followed by magnums. Finally, a true sanctuary, the fourth and last floor contains a unique offering of large format bottles (double magnums, jeroboams, imperials) but also older vintages.
  • LØGISMOSE VIN - since 1965. Danish online wine shop.
  • MILLÉSIMA - "Bringing fine wine to you." Millesima is the leader of fine wine and futures wines since 1983. Buy wine online and enjoy access to 2,500,000 bottles in our cellars from the very best vintages produced in Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone Valley, Alsace, Champagne... Always trying to find the best wine in every region can be a difficult task. At Millesima, we specialize and take pride in sourcing the best wines and Champagne from around the whole world for you, so that you are able to find them all at once and buy wine online from one single fine wine merchant. Over the last 20 years, Millesima have made more than 300,000 deliveries to its 90,000 customers worldwide. Our fine wine and sparkling wine selection is all a matter of passion and whether you want to buy wine online or from our NYC wine store, we will always guarantee provenance and our wine expert team will always be availble for personalized wine advice.
  • NICKOLLS & PERKS - since 1797. "Independent Wine Merchants." Nickolls & Perks are Wine & Spirit Merchants consisting of a small, dedicated team including three third generation family members. Quality merchandise: Bordeaux, Champagne, Vintage Port & Whisky are our main specialist areas, we keep a particularly close eye on new developments in these areas. New vintages are assessed regularly and improvements in winemaking and wine makers at certain Chateaux and Domains are recognised as early as possible.
  • PlumpJack Wine & Spirits on 3201 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA.
  • Plump Jack - since 1992. PlumpJack has two wine stores located in San Francisco. Each location is unique in their offerings, but both pride themselves on offering the same PlumpJack expertise and hospitality. "PlumpJack is about demystifying the wine buying experience and removing the intimidation factor, two elements that were in short supply in the wine world in 1992 when the store opened. Suddenly there was a place where consumers could learn about wines in a friendly, helpful atmosphere, where they could feel free to ask questions, where the selection was large and the prices fair."
  • SCHNEIDER'S OF CAPITOL HILL - since 1949. "Capitol Hill's favorite wine & spirits store. Amazing collection of old & rare wines. Free shipping on 1000's of items." Unlike many of its compatriots, Schneider’s does much of its own importing and stocks its own private labels. Its owners often travel abroad to visit wineries and distilleries. As a result, the store has an unusually large range of products, each of which is has been carefully selected for its quality. They are stored in a 20,000 sq. ft., temperature-controlled warehouse.
  • SHOPPERS VINEYARD - since 1994. "Discount Wine & Spirits." Committed to providing you with the finest selection of unique wines and quality spirits available.
  • SOTHEBY'S WINE - since 1744. "Sotheby’s Wine is both a retail wine merchant and auctioneer, with a store in the lobby of Sotheby’s headquarters building in New York, at 72nd and York. Sotheby’s Wine, which was formerly known as Aulden Cellars, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sotheby’s Inc. In May 2009, we combined our retail and auction wine businesses under the “Sotheby’s Wine” name and now offer a full range of buying and selling services across both channels. With the launch of our retail website, we will be able to offer wine buyers a wider range of wines, available for more immediate delivery (and consumption), in addition to our regular auctions.
  • TANNERS WINE MERCHANTS - "Independent family shippers of estate wines, since 1842."
  • tasting room - since 1996. "The new Tasting Room is the world’s first personalized wine club focused on you - your tastes, your preferences." Tasting Room is more than just a wine club. We're an international collective of winemakers, dedicated to bringing our members the best wines from across the globe, at a price everyone can toast to. We offer a wide variety of wines originating from numerous countries around the globe. We work with partners in the top wine-producing regions, including France, Italy, Argentina and Napa Valley. Our partners are some of the biggest names in the industry. By bringing the wine directly to our members we’re able to pass along incredible savings — up to 60% off MSRP.
  • TAYLOR & NORTON WINE MERCHANTS - since 1994. "An early pioneer of wine retailing on the internet, Taylor & Norton Wine Merchants offer fine wine and rare wine, via a diversity of selection spanning over a hundred and fifty vintage years. We are Located in Sonoma, the heart of California's fine wine country. Taylor & Norton Wine Merchants carries not only the finest California wines, but also fine wines & rare wines from around the world."
  • The Accidental Wine Company - since 2007. "Excellent Wines for Everyday."
  • The Finest Bubble - since 2014. "Prestige Champagnes & English Sparkling Wines." Same day Champagne delivery.
  • VANQUISH - since 2003. "London’s leading Luxury Drinks Specialist to the UK on-trade, international institutions and private clients, focussing on the sale of champagne, premium spirits and fine wine."
  • VIN MALIN - since 2007. French online store.
  • VSF - since 1994. "Fine wines for fine yachts. We actually hold stocks of tens of thousands of bottles of the world’s best wines. We offer an unparalleled provisioning service with wine and food to luxury yachts in the Mediterranean area." We pride ourselves on our list which we feel truly reflects the best wine that the world has to offer. It is through our close relationships with suppliers that we are able to stock everything from the most famous Champagnes, to rare vintages from the most sought-after names, in our warehouse just outside Antibes. The leading supplier of fine wines and spirits to the superyacht industry in the Mediterranean and beyond!
  • WAITROSE Cellar - since 1904. "Wine by the case with a diffrence." More than 1200 interesting & exclusive wines, sources by expert buyers.
  • WALLY'S WINE & SPIRITS - since 1968. "Quality and Service Since 1968." #1 Wine Retailer in Los Angeles. Stocking over 2,500 wines.
  • WINE.COM - since 1998. "The #1 online wine store." San Francisco based online wine retailer that offers the largest selection of wines in the world. Wine.com sells over 2 million bottles per year, with a stock of more than 17,000 different bottles of wine, shipping throughout the United States.
  • WINE HOUSE - "Melbourne's Home of Premium Australian Wines." Old & Rare Wines. Huge selection of old and rare wine, and spirits.
  • Wine Monger - since 1999. "Winemonger.com is for this reason rather different from the average online wine store. Winemonger imports all of our wines directly from the small, mostly family-managed estates that produce them, in nearly every case the sole and exclusive importer for these estates." Austrian Wines, Italian Wine, German Wine, Champagne and California wine from cold-climate areas you don't know. Zalto wine glasses, too.
  • Wine Palace Monte-Carlo, Yacht Club de Monaco, Quai Louis II, La Condamine, 98000 Monaco - More than 2300 references of wine & spirits.
  • WINE PALACE MONTE-CARLO - since 2015. "More than 2300 references of wine & spirits. The most comprehensive selections of fine wines, champagnes and spirits from everywhere in the world. As a key wine merchant dedicated to private individuals, yacht owners, businesses and shipchandlers alike, Wine Palace Monte-Carlo offers a comprehensive and dedicated VIP service. We offer wines and spirits from the greatest producers, at competitive prices and with excellent provenance. Through our excellent relationships and sommeliers, our superior access to fine and rare wines enables us to source directly from producers and well-kept cellars. As purchases are exclusively made from the producing estates and stored in our own cellars, we guarantee the quality and the authenticity of each bottle sold and furthermore allows us to keep it in its ideal storing conditions until needed.
  • Wine Vip - since 2004. "Handcrafted wines directed from the winery." At Wine VIP we enable foreign wineries to ship their wines to you and you can buy them at the same price you would pay standing in the winery's tasting room.
  • WINEANDCO - since 1999. "The finest selection of wines and champagne on the Internet." 800 châteaux et domaines et 5000 vins, champagnes et spiritueux. French online store.
  • WINEBID.COM - since 1996. "Fine wine from the world's top wine-producing regions." WineBid has made it possible for wine enthusiasts and collectors to acquire fine and rare wines on the Internet. Today, WineBid is the largest Internet wine auction with more than 82,000 registered users worldwide. Our weekly auctions start every Sunday and include the world’s finest and most collectible wines - Bordeaux, Cult Cabs, single bottles and case lots.
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  • Traditional wine cellar.
  • £2 billion wine bunker: Disused WWII munitions dump under Wiltshire fields is used to store investors' pricey vintages - Daily Mail.
  • 9 Best Wine Coolers and Fridges, According to Sommeliers and Winemakers - New York Magazine.
  • 45,725 Wine Cellar Design Photos - since 2009. "For avid wine collectors, there comes a point when a collection calls for more than your average wine rack. In such cases, graduating to a full home wine cellar provides an abundance of storage as well as an interesting way to entertain friends. Whether you're storing a dozen bottles, or a hundred, wine cellars range from small fridges to walk-in coolers, so consider the following tips before diving head first into any new wine cellar design."
  • CELLAR TRACKER - since 2003. "Wine Reviews & Cellar Management Tools."
  • HOW TO CREATE A MODEST WINE CELLAR ON A BUDGET - Matching Food & Wine.
  • Letts Wine Cellar & Label Book.
  • LETTS WINE CELLAR & LABEL BOOK - includes an introduction to wine collecting, vocabulary, food & region guide, wine score sheets, cellar record pages and varietal tasting notes.
  • STORAGE OF WINE - Wikipedia.
  • WINE CELLAR - Wikipedia.
  • WINE PACKAGING AND CELLAR - Wikipedia.
  • Wine Storage Cabinet Reviews - Wine Turtle.
  • WINE STORAGE DESIGNS - Lyla Blue (Pinterest).
    • Amazon Wine Cellars - "Welcome to the Wine Cellars Store, where you'll find great prices on a wide range of different wine cellars for your home." Built-In Wine Cellars; Freestanding Wine Cellars; Wine Cellar Cooling Systems.
    • APEX WINE CELLARS - since 1985. "Custom Wine Cellars."
    • Avanti 12 Bottle Thermoelectric Counter Top Wine Cooler - Best Coutertop Wine Cooler.
    • BUBEN & ZÖRWEG - since 1995. "Real Values Stored in Befitting Security..."
    • CAPLE - since 1995. "Now you’re talking. This is lifestyle kitchen at its best and most fun. However, while a dedicated space for wine may seem wonderfully decadent, it has a vital role to play. Wine is fussy about how it’s housed, and will be at its drinking best if it’s been properly looked after. Caple’s wine cabinets ensure your wine is kept at the optimum temperature and humidity, with UV-proof glass, the right level of air circulation and low-vibration technology (so the wine isn’t disturbed until you’re ready to pour it). Learn more about Caple’s wine cabinets."
    • Copenhagen Joinery - since 2006. "Handmade Furniture."
    • EdgeStar 36 Bottle Built-In Dual Zone French Door Wine Cooler - Quietest Wine Refrigerator.
    • EuroCave - since 1976. "Wine cabinet. Cellar conditionner. Cellar layout." EuroCave offers long term, premium solutions for wine preservation and service that respect the wine maker’s intentions and enable faithful communication of these same intentions to demanding and discerning consumers. EuroCave has become the world’s gold-standard for maturing and serving wine.
    • HOTPOINT - since 1911. Wine Cooler Fridge.
    • Kalamera 15-inch Wine Cooler - 30 Bottle Built-in or Freestanding with Stainless Steel & Double-Layer Tempered Glass Door and Temperature Memory Function.
    • LIEBHERR - since 1954. "Dream conditions for fine wines." A wine’s temperature determines its flavour, and hence affects enjoyment. To prevent factors such as temperature, humidity and light influencing the wine's quality, Liebherr wine cabinets offer perfect, protective storage conditions. Interior humidity levels are high and innovative technologies ensure protection against UV light and vibrations. In addition, the temperature can be adjusted according to whether the wine is to be enjoyed in the near future or whether it is to be stored longer-term.
    • MIELE - since 1899. "The quality is in the storage." A perfect wine made by master winemakers deserves the perfect space to unfold. Discover under which conditions a great wine matures - and how to unfold its full potential at home. Miele wine fridges.
    • MONOGRAM - since 1905. "Whether you’re entertaining or relaxing, Monogram wine reserves and beverage centers fit right in. Enjoy quick access to cold drinks and favorite wines, even when space is limited. Monogram wine reserves and beverage centers offer abundant capacity and versatility, yet fit the same opening as a standard dishwasher."
    • Octavian Vaults, Corsham Cellars, Eastlays, Gastard, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9PP, England, U.K.
    • Octavian Vaults - since 1989. "Fine Wine Storage." Octavian's premium cellarage services provide a peerless storage environment, offering everything your fine wine needs when laid down to mature - making it safer, finer and ultimately worth more. 10,000 private collectors, investors and wine merchants from 39 countries choose investment grade storage for their collections at our Corsham Cellars, some 100 feet below the Wiltshire Hills, U.K.
    • Phiestina 24 Inch Built In Dual Zone Wine & Beverage Cooler with French Door - "Showcase your collections: With tempered glass french door, cool blue LED lighting, adjustable shelves, the cooler will add style to your kitchen."
    • Rosendahl Winetube Wine Rack: US$110.
    • Rosendahl WINETUBE WINE RACK - since 1994. "The Winetube wine rack has been designed for a simple look that lets your wine collection come into its own on the wall. The wine rack holds up to 12 bottles. Hang the rack in the kitchen to ensure you always have a good bottle of wine at your fingertips."
    • Smallbone of Devizes - since 1979. "Smallbone of Devizes is a global purveyor of bespoke fitted cabinetry from the rich context of British craft. For decades its craftsmen have evolved a deeply diverse portfolio of immaculately executed custom-made furniture for individual spaces." Wine rooms & storage.
    • Spiral Cellars - since 1981. "Wine Cellars Less Ordinary." We’re passionate about giving you the perfect cellar experience. With 35 years of knowledge and expertise under our belts, we have created more than 3,800 luxury wine cellars in the UK alone and numerous others across the globe. Our portfolio of cellaring options is unrivalled, including bespoke walk-in wine rooms, state of the art wine walls, elegant wine cabinets and of course, our eponymous underground Spiral Cellars.
    • SUB-ZERO Wolf - since 1945. "Sub-Zero wine storage units are more than just coolers; they are guardians against heat, humidity, vibration, and light—the four enemies that can rob wine of its complexity, character, and taste."
    • VIKING - since 1987. "The Professional full-height wine cellar provides horizontal storage for up to 150 bottles of your favorite vintages. The exclusive TriTemp Storage System features three separate temperature zones to preserve different types of wine at their optimum serving temperatures. Full-width shelves pull out for easy access to standard, magnum, and half-size bottles."
    • Vin de Garde - since 1959. "Our sommelier-designed wine cellars provide connoisseurs around the world with the opportunity to store their collections beautifully and efficiently, eliminating the boundaries between proper wine storage environments and contemporary design aesthetics." Wine cellars, custom cellars, cooling units, wineracks.
    • VINOTEMP - since 1985. Full-service manufacturer of custom wood wine cabinets and racking. Wine cellars, wine cabinets, wine coolers, beverage coolers, wine racks, wine cooling units, wine accessories, and other appliances. Since 1985, we have sold over 1,000,000 wine cellars in the U.S. and overseas.
    • Vintage View - since 2001. "Moving Wine Storage Forward." VintageView is a modern, innovative metal wine storage system designed to display wine bottles label-forward, making it easy to showcase collections and find the perfect bottle of wine for any occasion. Metal wine racks (wall mounted); Acrylic wine racks (freestanding and wall mounted (Floor-to-ceiling); Framing Systems (floating wine walls); Custom Wine Storage Solutions.
    • WINE CELLAR INNOVATIONS - since 1984. "The sky is the limit with our custom wine cellar racks that highlight your personal style. From a variety of living spaces, we can create a modern wine cellar or traditional storage in a variety of mediums from wood, metal, or even acrylic. In 2019, many popular trends have continued over the years but we love some of our modern glass wine cellar examples and the minimalistic whitewash or graywash stains with tasteful decor. Glass or acrylic are highly attractive materials to work with since it can amplify the inherent beauty of other elements. When mixing it up with wood, metal, or other pieces, you can conjure so many stunning combinations. Contact us to create a free design for you today." Wine racks, wine cellars, custom wine cellars, wine cellar doors, commercial wine racks, commercial wine displays, wine refrigeration, wine cooling units, wine art, wine cellar interior furnishings.
    • WINE HARDWARE - since 1973. "You've got the wine, we've got the hardware." Whatever your budget, whatever the size of your collection, Wine Hardware carries the very best in refrigerated wine cellars and cabinets. Wine Hardware is dedicated to providing our customers with the finest wine storage solutions available. We specialize in custom wine cellars, wine racks, wine storage cabinets and a wide range of accessories: corkscrews, glassware, books, etc.
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