Famous Wine Merchant Goes Worldwide
The Antique Wine Company is a leading source of fine and rare wines. From its founding in London, in 1982, Robert Williams has guided his enterprise into a global niche position in fine wines. It holds a leading position in an expanding international market for rare and fine wines. Three areas of extraordinary leadership and growth are rare and fine wines, wine education and culture, and wine presentation and storage.
According to founder Stephen Williams to The Sunday Times, rare and fine wines are the main endeavor of the company. It began as a unique participant in the European rare wines niche by acquiring historic and treasured labels and rare auction items. The company established a leading role as a source of the world’s fine and rare wines. While it continues to purchase, source, and sell historic vintages, the company also creates markets for current vintages of fine wines. These may become the treasured and rare wines of future generations. Through its global market research, the company assesses leading producers from every wine growing region. They include old European estates from the traditional wine growing regions in Amsterdam, Italy, France and Germany. They also include new world sources in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. The company investigates the best from every developed and emerging market, and it offers an unparalleled level of sophistication and service to its customers.
The company bases education programs in the wine academy which offers short and longer term programs to introduce consumers to the extensive knowledge base. Wine education includes the history and the elements of creating fine wines. One can choose a wine event as a corporate or other business or social function that will combine tasting with wine appreciation. Bringing together experts and eager learners, the academy can provide a range of programs. From master level education to hosting successful private events, people of all interest levels and needs can find solutions in the wine academy. It offers annual events such as the Annual Pinnacle Tasting and Gourmet Dinner and special sessions like the Vintage Fortunes 2015 featuring the founder, Stephen Williams.
Wine cellars have become central features in home design aimed at revealing the wine treasures for viewing and consuming pleasure. Wine rooms can be bold, bright, technologically advanced, and integrated into furnishings and entertainment centers. Some exceptional examples include manor and estate scale rooms that house thousands of bottles and display them with customized layouts.