Why Buy Fine Wine at Auction?

Taversham’s offers clever Retail, Merchant, Broker and Trade Wine buyers a modern alternative to source wines at investment level quality.

Sourcing Fine Wines directly from winery cellars or on the open market has become more challenging. Pricing is becoming more and more transparent too.

Many retailers only require premium additions to their range, without the commitment of buying large quantities of full cases.

Meanwhile, private clients are looking to liquidate or consolidate their personal cellars of wine and are choosing to sell through auction.

Under Bond or Duty Paid?

Taversham’s specialise in Fine Wine, between us we’ve got over 50 years experience in the wine industry. We know how important wines held Under Bond are to the Fine Wine market.

The opportunity to buy under-bond Fine Wines at auction isn’t as common as you’d think, privately held wines are often offered duty paid.

We utilise our network of Private Clients to keep a range of wines offered at auction Under Bond. We then work closely with bonded warehouses to make sure that buying is as simple and efficient.

Wines bought Under Bond can easily be transferred to any other bonded storage facility in the UK.

We’ve got a impeccable range of wines, all offered in the their original wooden cases or original cardboard case and that’s how they’ll stay. We’re pleased to offer most of our wines as full cases rather than single bottles.

Our platform is swift and mobile optimised, we personally curate and compile the auctions. We take pride in making sure that we offer a broad range of wines with great provenance and in excellent condition.

Find out more by viewing our Buyers Guide

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Buy Directly from Chateaux

We are also capitalising on our links with Bordeaux Chateaux. For example, in March we’re offering £100,000 worth of wines, shipped directly from the cellars of Chateau Gruaud Larose.

This Gruaud Larose collection features an impressive range of large formats, including older vintage Magnums, Jeroboams & Imperials, most of which are not currently available on the UK market.

You can always expect to see wines that aren’t anywhere else except from Taversham’s. We’ll be replicating similar offers with fantastic wineries in our future auctions,

Plus, the winning bids at auction include shipping from Europe and the wines are them made available, offered Under-Bond from our UK Bonded storage. 

Swift Invoices & Delivery

After the Auction, you’ll receive one single invoice for all your winning bids. To get your wines moving as quickly as possible, all our invoices have a ‘Pay Now’ link for immediate payment. You can also choose to pay by bank transfer.

Winning bids are released for collection once payment has been received. Wines held under bond are released for collection from our Wine Tunnels account within London City Bond. Lots that are duty paid are available from our Head Office in Suffolk.

We offer competitive delivery rates across the UK, let us know if you’d like us to arrange delivery.

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