‘Once people are buying at auction, it means they’ve achieved a degree of knowledge and understanding of wine and its value,’ says Bonhams global head of wine and qualified sommelier Richard Harvey.
He describes Bonhams’ offering as a ‘very professional service’, focused on its clients in terms of how wines are presented and sold. With specialists in New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, Bonhams gives independent advice to both buyer and seller, as well collections and delivery. The department prides itself mainly on its vintages, from staple auction bottles like Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne to wines from Australia, Lebanon, and Madeira.
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