I contacted the London Wine Cellar following the inheritance of some whiskey. At first I was unsure if this would be of interest to them. However having made contact with London Wine Cellar via WhatsApp and I asked for a valuation. I sent then a few pictures of the whiskey and gathered some constructive feedback and from the moment I made that contact I had a really positive level of communication with Tim. And within 48 hours he was at my property and incredibly professional in his approach. He was honest throughout and gave me valid reasons for the valuation, explained the process and the market for whiskey and transferred the purchase price over within the hour of arriving at my property. Despite the fact I had numerous bottles of whiskey, Tim was exemplary in his approach and made a daunting process very accessible for a complete amateur. I would recommend anyone with whiskey in their possession and looking to sell to contact Tim and his team as they provide an outstanding service. Thank you for all your support.
The whole process from start to finish was handled in a most professional way. Prompt communication, fair price and fast payment. Great company! Thank you especially to Jack, for his friendly, helpful and outstanding service.
Fast, expert and pleasant service. I only sold two bottles, but I was as courteously treated as though I had a whole cellar to sell. The whole process was extremely easy and they gave us a good price. Thank you!
Excellent service provided by Tim Block throughout the whole process. Very fast payment made once goods had arrived in the bonded warehouse. Highly recommend this company.
As per all the other reviews a very good experience - Made contact with Timothy on the Thursday for an assortment of wines both by the case and many single bottles. I had a quote on the Friday that I thought was very reasonable. The wines were picked up on the Monday in the time slot I was given and payment was made Today. Much easier than selling wine at auction. Highly recommended.
A great company to deal with, I have no hesitation in recommending them. I dealt with Tim who was very professional. I initially made an enquiry by telephone about selling a bottle of champagne. I was given advice on the champagne and a valuation. I posted the bottle to them and was paid promptly once they had received it. Thank you
Professional, courteous and efficient. A very good offer price for my wine collection which included uplift. I would certainly recommend.
Very prompt response to my valuation email. Good price offered. Courier picked up the wine within an hour of window stated so all good. Payment now in my account. Very good experience
Sold my wine to London Wine Cellar. I had a good price for my wine. Excellent customer service. Kept me informed all the way through until payment. Transfer of funds was done swiftly. Many Thanks to Timothy Bond
Send us your wine list via our quick form above or call
0203 091 0733 for a free, no obligation appraisal. If you are interested in selling your wine, we can provide a quotation and collect your bottles from you.
Our team of expert wine valuers provide a professional service at no charge nor obligation. All you need to do is fill in our quick online wine valuation form. We will get back to you within 48 hours with the subjective value of your wine (providing it meets condition checks).
The London Wine Cellar can offer you some of the most competitive rates on the market. Through our years of experience in the wine trade, we have cultivated relationships with organisations and individuals who buy fine and rare wines, bringing you great value you can trust.
Whether you have been nurturing this investment over the years and feel the time is right to release it, are restructuring your cellar, or have purchased wine from a brokerage that is no longer running (and around to assist with a sale), we can help make the process as profitable and prompt as possible. Simply start with a wine valuation and we will take it from there.
Feeling a bit nervous? Because we know only too well the many wine investment scams out there and the variety of prices that can be offered, we work tirelessly to make the process of selling your investment wine as comfortable and transparent as possible. We pride ourselves on our communication; we ensure you are kept in the loop, know what stage the process is at, and know your capital is safe. If you wish to discuss your options, or indeed process the sale in person, please come and pull up a stool next to the boys in our East London cellar (129 Richmond Road, E8 3NJ).
We have the means to process payments of up to £500,000 in a single transaction, and can facilitate higher amounts in multiple transactions. Once we have valued your wine, we can either pay you upon receipt of the wine, or if your wine is stored at the Burton-on-Trent Vinotheque facility, we can offer a 50% upfront payment arrangement.
If you’ve come across a dusty bottle in the attic, or recently inherited an entire wine collection, it’s worth wondering if you may be sitting on a fortune. With some wines selling for large sums, there’s a chance you might be. But it’s also possible that you aren’t. As is the case with anything, a bottle of wine is worth exactly as much as a buyer is willing to pay for it. And there are several factors that could impact a buyer’s decision.
Many mistakenly believe “vintage” just means old, but older wine is not always more valuable. Research the year your wine was bottled to find out if it is considered a good vintage. Many factors will have an impact on this, including weather conditions such as the amount and timing of rainfall in your wine’s vineyard when its grapes were grown.
Your wine may be of great vintage, but improper storage could have rendered it worthless. When wine is stored incorrectly, air can enter the bottle causing ‘ullage’ — a lowering of a bottle’s fill level. Signs of ullage indicate the wine could have been oxidized and thus turned into vinegar. Poor storage can also make wine expand, causing it to seep through the cork. Again, this could ruin a wine’s flavour. Generally, wine should be stored in a cool (but not too cool) place out of direct sunlight to best maintain its value.
If your wine bottle(s) are in very poor condition, they might be less valuable, no matter the vintage or storage. Wines with label damage, for example, are often viewed less favourably by buyers. The good news is, a bit of general wear and tear is expected of older wines in particular, so a slightly damaged bottle could still be worth selling.
Here at The London Wine Cellar, we pride ourselves on accurate and timely valuations. To live up to our high standards, we need to adhere to the following valuation guideline.
Having your wine professionally valued is the only way to be sure it sells for the right price. Here at The London Wine Cellar, we offer a free wine valuation service with no obligation, which will provide you with accurate quotation for your wine. Once you have this quote we can arrange collection for your wine and pay you directly, provided your bottles pass a quality check, and conforms to the criteria in the aforementioned wine inspection guidelines.
To kick-start this process, simply fill in the form at the top of this page with your details and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours.