Our most frequently asked questions about the wine selling process are below. Please call or email us for any other questions that you may have.
Do you buy all kinds of wine?
We do buy all kinds of wine. Our focus is on premium, collectible wines. We will buy any number of bottles, whether you have one bottle to sell or an entire collection. There is no minimum.
We will not buy wine that is not in good condition or wine that has not been stored properly.
Do you buy other alcoholic beverages aside from wine?
Yes, we do. Please sell us your premium scotch, cognac and other premium liquors.
I’d like to sell my wine. What should I do first?
First and foremost, you should complete our appraisal form listing the wine that you wish to sell. You can find this form at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can call us at (424) 263-5508. Likewise you can email a spreadsheet list of your wines with their vintage years attached and a brief description of their condition to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No matter how you contact us, please provide a phone number so that we can get back to you right away. If you’d like, you can also come by our office in Torrance, CA and bring your wine to us. In some cases, when rarity or value warrants it, we are also happy to come to you and buy your wine outright.
If you agree to our purchase price, you will be paid quickly via bank transfer or a check. While there is no minimum to the amount of wine you look to sell, you will likely get a better price when you sell more bottles of wine. This is simply because buying more wine at a given time saves on labor costs otherwise, so a greater value can be paid out.
How fast do you respond to inquiries?
We strive to answer all inquiries as quickly as possible. Please call us during our operating hours for a quick response.
For online inquiries, we usually respond within a few hours. At the latest, you will hear back within two business days. Waiting that long is incredibly rare.
How long does the whole process take?
If you come by our office in Torrance, CA, you can leave with your check on the same day.
If you ship your wine to us, it will usually take a few days to a week depending on the number of bottles that you wish to sell. Alternatively, when value or rarity warrants it, you may also schedule a day for us to come to you and buy your wine outright. In such cases, payment will be immediate.
Tell me more about your evaluation process.
We are highly experienced in appraising and evaluating wine. When we evaluate your wine we consider a number of variables including its pricing, vintage, name, origin, and current market liquidity.
We are also interested in private wine collections, or wine that is not currently sold on the market.
How do I package and ship my wine? Can you come and pick it up?
We will work with you on shipping your wine to us. If the quote is more than $500, we will provide shipping materials. If it is less than $500 you will need to ship or transport your bottles of wine to us.
If your quote is over $2000 we will pay for shipping and materials to have your wine transported to us.
In cases where rarity or value warrants it, we can even arrange to evaluate and purchase your wine in person as long as you are in the United States.
Do you pay for shipping both ways if you return the bottle?
f you ship the bottle to us and we decide not to purchase it, we will pay for shipping back to you.
However, if we have to return your wine because it is not the bottle, vintage or condition detailed in your appraisal request, we may ask you to pay return shipping. It is extremely rare for us to return the bottles we buy, however.
What is your shipping process? Do you use a certain carrier?
We have a shipping company under contract. If a customer accepts our offer, they would pick up the properly packaged bottles (see above) and ship them to our offices.
How will I be paid?
In most cases, we will pay you via check or bank transfer. In the instances where you deliver the wine or spirits personally or we come to you and buy them outright, an immediate check payment may be available.
In all cases, our payment options are speedy compared to other wine or spirits buyers, where you will often wait weeks or months for payment.