The Antique Wine Company is a London-based purveyor of fine and rare wines, established in 1982 by Stephen Williams. Originally working as a company that staged wine tastings in people’s homes, the Antique Wine Company is now a multi-million pound business headquartered in Marleybone, Central London, that has more than 20,000 clients in 70 countries and specializes in selling rare vintages. In addition to its main office, AWC has two offices in Asia to help supply the growing worldwide demand for fine wines from private individuals, hotels and restaurants.
Beginning in 2013 with the formation of AWC Global PLC, an amalgamation of the company’s trading entities, AWC embarked on a multi-year, global programme of expansion into traditional and emerging fine wine and spirits markets. To that end, the company announced two senior appointments to its international sales and management team, tapping Stuart Young as sales director for AWC’s London headquarters, and Jean Philippe Guillot as Asian sales director in the company’s Hong Kong and Manila offices. The move is part of AWC’s commitment to increase its management team by more than 100 percent over the next two years.
Williams, who is now AWC’s managing director, has indicated that his company intends to continue delivering an extraordinary level of expertise and individualized attention to its international clients, particularly in the Asian market that has comprised about 40 percent of the company’s sales during the past several years.
AWC offers a variety of services to its clients, including exclusive online deals for purchasing bottles along with a dedicated purchasing team to service individuals who wish to sell bottles in their collection to make room for new wines. Dedicated insurance through AON to protect investments in individual bottles or entire collections is also available through AWC. Services include delivery of wine and spirits along with storage.
For individuals or entities with large wine collections, AWC offers cellar design and management. AWC’s VIP services include supplying wine for large events such as weddings, special events and other large parties. Clients can also request concierge packages, expert-led masterclasses and sommelier services for any event along with a selection of corporate wine services. Visit their Twitter page for more updates/ news.