Hi there fellow members.
The reason for the post is to seek your advice. A relative of mine has a wine collection amassed by her late husband and she wants to know its value. I’ve catalogued it and used Winesearcher and some of my knowledge to give an amateur view, but it needs a pro to corroborate and/or correct my assumptions, and in particular give a proper view on what the value might do over time, and what to sell and keep etc.
She approached a merchant before but felt he was taking advantage, so I’ll like to have a recommendation from people in the know, and who can be trusted. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
The collection is heavily biased to red, with Bordeaux, USA and Australia the majority of the collection. It’s in Wiltshire so that may be relevant too, as I’d assume a valuer would want to see some of the wines at least to check cellar conditions and authenticity.
I’d be very grateful for any advice from WS staff and other contributors.
Many thanks in advance.