The Antique Wine Company is based in London and is one of the better known wine merchants in the world. The company was founded by Stephens Williams in 1982 and has grown as one of the larger merchants, with over twenty thousand clients. It carries exceptionally fine wines that are sold for over a million pounds. Most of the wine inventory includes very rare fine wines that are exceptional and difficult to find.
The AWC carries some of the world’s finest vintages in its cellars, and it is recognized as a fine wine collector. Its management hosts popular fine wine events and offers a range of consumer services, including serving as a source of rare wines that can not be found elsewhere. The company offers private wine master classes that may be entered by a public client participant. It offers a cellar planning service that helps its clients set up an appropriate wine cellar facility for any wines that are purchased through the Antique Wine Company.
The wine merchant has several offers that are not found with a mainstream wine merchant company. The Antique Wine Company offer a Grand Chateau Series that is presented to the public in conjunction with a cabinet maker Viscount David Linley. This Chateau series of wines includes its own handcrafted wine cabinet. Each handcrafted cabinet is an architectural model of the top nine chateaus in the Bordeaux series, and each contains eighteen bottles from a corresponding estate produced during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
A Chateau d’Yquem is one model of wine that is accompanied by a collection from the Chateau d’Yquem vintages. Another collection that is offered includes several letters and memorabilia from the Chateau archives. Each of these wine collections are rare and include exquisite wines that can not be found elsewhere.
A world record wine came from The Antique Wine Company. This wine is the most valuable bottle of white wine ever sold. This white wine was a bottle from the 1811 Chateau d’Yquem collection of rare wines. The exceptional wine bottle is now on display at the restaurant owned by its buyer. A Hospices de Beaune lot of wines was bought at an auction in France and was a part of a wine collection presented by the famous wine merchant The Antique Wine Company. The company offers rare wine sourcing services that no other modern wine merchant has available.