So, as a part of healthy eating most people are adding red wines to their diet. Rich in antioxidants, they are also an ideal way to unwind after a hard day, and make for a tasty treat to have before you go to bed in the evening. However, you have to have a high quality wine. Yes, there is a huge difference in how these taste. Antique wines tend to have a bit more of a robust flavor. Something that you can truly appreciate, and that’s not just worth drinking for fun, it’s an experience. That’s what led me to the AWC page on Twitter, and in turn their official website. Really happy with what I’ve found out about the company.
The Antique Wine Company (AWC) is an excellent resource for rare and fine wines. It was the Antique Wine Company that sold a wine from the comet vintages, an 1811 Chateau d’Yquem in 2011 and an even older bottle of 1787 Chateau d’Yquem in 2006. Both bottles sold for more than $116,000 each. They even sold the Bordeaux’s greatest white wine, the Chateau d’Yquem vertical collection for a million dollars in 1995.
The Antique Wine Company earned its position as a top wine merchant by orchestrating the purchase and sale of great vintages of wine. Caterers know to use the AWC to supply rare vintage libations for significant events, such as Paramount Pictures’ celebration of Titanic’s receipt of the Academy Award in 2007 and President Bush’s 70th birthday in 1994. They master the art of acquiring rare spirit collections. AWC acquired the Dalmore Constellation Collection composed of 21 releases of vintage single malt whiskey from this historic Highland distillery. This practice of finding the best privately owned liquors and offering them to the buying public has catapulted AWC into the position of premiere wine merchant.
They repeatedly secure this position each time they participate in a celebration of one of the great wineries, such as the Three Centuries of Chateau Lafitte-Rothschild celebrated in Nice, France in 2007. AWC even runs the largest Wine Academy in the United Kingdom fostering the education of future fine wine connoisseurs. Master-classes and presentations from leading wine makers give students an outstanding opportunity to learn how to appreciate the nuances of wine.
AWC has the ability to offer the world of wine and liquors to its students with access to the products from every region and appellation in France, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Rhone Valley, the Loire Valley, Jura and Provence. AWC also offers exciting atypical wines from the U.S., Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Its worldwide coverage allows AWC to find those secret gems hidden away in private wine cellars like their recent acquisition of three bottles of 1882 Graham’s Ne Oublie Port offered for only £3750 each. The buyer of this unique piece of history is sure to enjoy its taste, reminiscent of “…curling, intense, like bitter orange peel and carmelised clementines…with rich dried fruit and toasted almonds”-The Telegraph’s Victoria Moore. AWC students aren’t likely to get a chance to taste a vintage of this caliber, but they acquire the skills to begin to appreciate its complicated palate, which is what has sommoliers on Facebook so excited.
The Antique Wine Company is a renowned international merchant of fine wine and spirits with headquarters stationed in major centers across the globe: the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Established more than 25 years ago by its founder and CEO Stephen Williams, it continues to capture more and more market share as it continues to expand its reach by encouraging consumers to invest in wine and educating students in the appreciation of wine. In addition to selling spirits, AWC insures wine, buys wine from private collections and stores wine for owners. By offering so many desired and useful services, AWC is revered, appreciated and is assured continued growth and prosperity, and has an employee base that couldn’t be happier to serve.