of the risks are:
Wine that has not been cellared correctly.
Wine that has been traded a number of times, so the
wine may have been exposed to light, heat and vibration. All of which would affect
the final quality of the matured wine and more importantly, its value.
The wine may be fake or counterfeit, and so of no
value. There have been many occurrences of wine of dubious origin in the marketplace.
It is said that of some vintages of a very famous French property that there are
more bottles in the world today that were actually released by the property. There
is even a marketplace for empty bottles from great vintages from restaurants.
One can only guess what they may be used for!
The wine is overpriced on purchase.
The wine may be "just over the hill", and
just starting to show the signs of decline. The marketplace is very sensitive
to reports such as described and a wine that was a must
have is all of a sudden one that no one wants.
The wine should be inspected on purchase especially
if it is over 10 years old. A condition report should be sought detailing all
the respective parameters before the wine is accepted by the client as in good
The wine is not insured to full replacement value
Fine Wines undertakes as its primary objective to make sure that none of the factors
detailed occurs. We source only the best wines, from the best of vintages and
only purchase on your behalf from impeccable sources.
do not have a relationship with a wine merchant, broker or supplier that would
influence us to purchase from that particular source other than to do the very
best for our client. We are independent within the marketplace, which is our strength,
and we strive to protect it.
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