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How to sell wine at auction? (Part 2)

My bottle of Château Cheval Blanc 1988 arrived at the Sylvie's auction house. There, it is carefully examined by professionals. They examine the color of the wine, the level of wine in the bottle (the wine evaporates over time), the condition of the capsule and the label. If in doubt, they check if the bottle is not a counterfeit. A few days later, I receive a report.

Every week, wine journalist Bruno Vanspauwen answers pressing questions about wine in his column WineWise in De Standaard. This time he shines his light on the next question: How to sell wine at auction?

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​How to sell wine at auction? (1)

People who inherit a wine cellar ask me this question regularly, as do clients who have bought far too much wine, people who have lost the love for certain wines or people that succumb to the sharp rise in prices in the market place. What is the value of their wines today?  

Every week, wine journalist Bruno Vanspauwen answers pressing questions about wine in his column WineWise in De Standaard. This time he shines his light on the next question: How to sell wine at auction?

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The hunt for counterfeit fine wines

Fine wines are counterfeited more often than you think, but there are new, high-tech gadgets to check their authenticity. Here's where apps and chips come in.

The wine market is bombarded with fake fine wines, particularly from China. Estimates go up to something like 20 per cent of the supply.

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Five Questions About Investing in Wine

The price of top wines is still not back to the level of six years ago, yet we've had five good years. Investing in wine for dummies.

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The experts at Sylvie's Wine Auctions auction wine with passion

The company sells more than 150,000 bottles of wine a year, for a total of approximately 12 million euros. It has buyers and wine lovers from all over the world on its books, but strangely enough Sylvie's Wine Auctions is still relatively unknown to the general public in the Netherlands.

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