The Antique Wine Company is a noted merchant of fine wines and spirits. The London, United Kingdom-based company began operations in the 1980s, when it was founded by former banker Stephen Williams. Williams has been the company CEO since its inception. The Antique Wine Company has a highly global presence. Although the merchant’s head office is in Marylebone, London, it has a pair of branches located in Asia, too.
The merchant name suggests a love of antique fine wines. The people behind The Antique Wine Company are indeed antique wine enthusiasts. Despite that, most of the wines they trade are contemporary. The idea behind the company is to trade high-quality wines and spirits that will likely someday be vintages in their own right.
The team at The Antique Wine Company is acknowledged around the world for their expertise in fine wines. This is why the merchant’s services and available fine wines are coveted by many. They regularly offer their fine wine expertise to the professionals who run wine cellars in private homes, chateaux, luxury hotels and restaurants. People and businesses regularly turn to The Antique Wine Company for their assistance in wine cellar operations, wine cellar design and safe wine storage.
The merchant doesn’t exclusively trade wines and spirits that come from one specific part of the world. Their offered wines originate in many countries and regions across the planet. The company’s very own wine cellars house more than 10,000 respected antique wines. The Antique Wine Company sells wines, Armagnac and spirits that were made in regions all across France (the Loire Valley, Provence, Bordeaux, etc.), Spain, Germany and Italy. Their offered products don’t just come from European soils, either. The merchant trades American, New Zealand, Argentinian and Australian fine wines, too. The merchant’s customer base is just as diverse and scattered as the nations that produce their fine wines. Their clients (approximately 20,000 plus total) reside in 70 nations around the world.
Fine wine education is a prominent aspect of The Antique Wine Company, too. The company created the AWC Wine Academy in 2011. People who are searching for master classes in wine often rely on the pros involved in the Wine Academy. These master classes are generally run by acclaimed Masters of Wine and winemakers. The AWC Wine Academy conducts its business out of the merchant’s London base. The academy is equipped with modern visual and audio systems.