A luxurious and rare-wine merchant, The Antique Wine Company was founded in London by Stephen Williams during the early 1980s; since then, it has grown to be extremely successful, with over 20,000 customers in dozens of countries across the world. Since its inception, the business has focused on creating fancy wines; today, they have over 10,000 bottles of this planet’s most amazing, quality wine in its cellars. Indeed, The Antique Wine Company is renowned for its events and ground breaking collections. A versatile company, they specialize in the sourcing of scarcely found wine, personal wine master classes and wine cellar arrangements.
In recent years, the wine company broke the worldwide record for the most expensive bottle of white wine ever to be purchased. Sold to Christian Vanneque at what amounted to an astounding $125,000, the wine – an 1811 Chateau D’Yquem – was exceptionally old and of the highest quality. Currently, one of the priciest of all alcoholic drinks is on display in one of Vanneque’s restaurants in Bali, the SIP Sunset Grill. Even so, the man has told interviewers that he eventually plans to enjoy the wine for himself; after all, he is a wine professional, – also known as a sommalier – and as he points out, wine is made for drinking.
Alongside Viscount David Linley, – a famous furniture maker – the business created some of the most luxurious wine cabinets called the Grand Chateaux Series. Handcrafted by Linley himself, they were modeled after several of the chateaux in Bordeaux, and each of these magnificent works of craftsmanship have eighteen bottles of wine from each estate respectively held inside of them. One of the models is even based on the Chateau d’Yquem, and it’s accompanied by one hundred and forty vintages wines, dating back from 1868. Not only this, but the collection also comes with multiple letters and antiques from inside the castle; arguably the most valuable collection in the world, it is said to be worth over one million dollars.