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Valuation Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I sell my wine?

    • When it comes to selling your wine there are a few options available. Many auction houses now offer wine and whisky sales, with varying degrees of professionalism and expertise, our advise is to consult a specialist before consigning. Another option for private sellers is to sell directly to a licensed retailer or broker. However it is illegal for someone without an alcohol license to sell directly to a private buyer.

  • How to value wine?

    • Wine value is determined by several factors which are not always easy to quantify, however, broadly speaking value is determined by factors that can be universally applied across other asset classes: Scarcity, supply and demand, reputation (which can be long-standing or newly found), prestige and condition. 

  • How to determine wine value

    • Whilst many references can be found for pricing individual bottles online, these are often wildly inaccurate or, given the volatile nature of the fine wine market, simply out of date. To get an accurate valuation you should always consult an experienced professional. 

  • Wine Valuation UK

    • Morgan Edwards has over a decade of experience in the valuation and dispersal of fine wine and whisky, from single bottles to entire cellars. Our commitment is to our client and we are dedicated to protecting the value of your wine and whisky, and ensuring that a fair price is achieved.

  • Wine Valuers UK

    • Our Head Valuer, Edward, has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the fine wine market, co-curating some of the most successful auctions and cellar clearances in the north of England, running his own wine auction company and acting as a valuer, consultant and buyer for auction houses and independent wine merchants across the United Kingdom. All initial phone consultations are at no cost, no-obligation and our commitment to ensuring the results for our clients is absolute.

  • Wine Valuation Online

    • Online wine valuations are a quick and easy way to determine the value of your bottle or bottles. This can be done remotely via our online valuation service here - or alternatively, please feel free to call Edward on 07584652707.

  • How much does wine go up in value?

    • The fine wine market has experienced unprecedented growth during the last twenty years, driven by demand across the world for the finest and most prestigious wines. However, it should also be noted that growth is by no means a given and wines can fall in value as well as rise. If you are looking to invest in wine, consult a professional you can trust and always look for transparency. 

  • Does wine increase in value?

    • An increase in the value of a wine is strongly linked to the desirability and quality of the wine in question and the rate of increase (or decrease) of an individual wine's value is notoriously difficult to predict. However fine wine is now recognized as a genuine investment opportunity and many merchants and brokers offer investment opportunities and portfolios. Before investing in wine, take the advice of established professionals.

  • What is the most expensive wine in the world?

    • According to the current (07/04/2022) most expensive retail wine in the world is the Musigny Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy with an average price of $43,876 per bottle. However at auction prices can far exceed this, in 2018 a bottle of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée Conti, 1945 sold for $558,000 at Sotheby’s auction house. Read more about the world's highest auction results here, although it is not entirely accurate, the 1787 Chateau Margaux was, in fact, a fake bottle.

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