The Antique Wine Company boasts a wide range of contemporary vintage wines. They have a passion for antique wines, as the name suggests, but instead of collecting old bottles they are investing in “antique wines of the future.” AWC believes that one day their collection will have the title and rarity of today’s most precious bottles.
If anyone can make this claim, it is the Antique Wine Company. AWC is known internationally as an expert on fine wines. They supply wine to private collectors, hotels, and restaurants. They even provide for the Global Wine Trade. They are based in Marylebone, London but also have two offices in Asia.
AWC has a reputation for great customer relations and stocks that goes further back than 1994. That year they were asked to supply 70 year old wine for the 70th birthday of George H.W. Bush. A year later they broke the sales record by selling their Chateau d’Yquem vertical collection for a million dollars. They still own one bottle. A white wine from 1787 is their greatest treasure. At 55000 pounds it is the most valuable bottle of wine in the world.
Antique Wine Company CEO Stephen Williams has had many opportunities to meet and collaborate with other big names in the industry. Once of the world’s most famous wine company’s is owned by the Rothschild family. In 2007 they co hosted Three Centuries of Château Lafite-Rothschild, a weekend event near Nice, France. Guests visited the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat to taste antique and contemporary wine from only the best vintages.
Williams spent four weeks last year touring the wine markets of south east Asia. More than 50% of his company’s revenue is from Asia. He found this Eastern World market to be more vibrant than the European one he was used to and stated in an article that he is proud of the globalized market that fine wine sales has become. Williams wrote the article himself. In it he describes the finer points of his trip and the way that it influenced him.
One of the things Williams noted about the modernized industry is that it reaches out to places that used to be ignored or underestimated. Companies are now hosting fine dinners in places like Japan or Rio.
The goal of The Antique Wine Company is to serve only the best wine, in every region that desires antique elegance.