With the earliest evidence of its production dating back to 4100BC in Armenia, wine has played a significant part in the cultures and economies of many eras of ancient history. Today, we’re enjoying it in increasing numbers; suffice to say, our interest in wine has longevity, much like the liquid itself.
Wine collecting can therefore be considered one of the oldest pastimes of all. And if you’ve ever thought about building your own collection – whether it be for personal interest or investment reasons – we’ve put together a list of some of the most important things to consider before getting started.
What to collect
Your personal wine preferences will obviously inform a lot of the decisions you make around the varieties and styles of wine you collect. However, if you’re looking for the safer bets, it helps to consider the following:
Why to collect
Particular styles of wine are designed to be aged, because it improves their depth of flavours, textures and overall enjoyment. Additionally, there is something quite romantic about going back in time via a beautiful bottle of wine. From a fiscal point of view, production of each vintage of wine is limited in quantity and with each bottle opened, it becomes rarer still.
Varieties of wine that age well and should therefore be considered for collecting include, but are not limited to, the following:
Fortified and Sweet Wines
How to collect
How you store the wine in your collection is probably the most important consideration of all. If you are collecting wine with the future intention of reselling, it’s essential to record the conditions in which the wine was purchased, transported and stored. This creates a solid case for provenance, while also giving you credibility as a collector.
So think about where and how you will store your wine. Options could include a wine fridge at home, a temperature controlled room in your house or even investing in cellar space with a professional wine storage business like Wine Ark. For the best results, follow these guidelines for good wine storage:
Have you ever wondered if fine wine would taste better if you sipped it from an antique silver goblet?
The AAADA and Wine Selectors will give you a chance to find out at the AAADA Antiques Fair Sydney at the White Bay Cruise Terminal with an interactive talk ‘Silver or Glass? – A Silver Service Wine Tasting’
From 4.30 to 6.30pm on Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th of August patrons will be invited to compare the experience of drinking wine from an antique silver goblet and then a wine glass.
Antique silver expert Tony Lewis will tell you about the antique silver goblet you will be using and wine consultants Shane Harris and Peter Dudley from Wine Selectors will describe two wines that you will be sampling. After sipping the wines from each vessel you will be invited to share your experience of both the wines and the goblets.
There is no charge for the event (other than general admission to the Fair) but bookings are essential as numbers are limited to 6 people per sitting.
Location: Wine Selectors Cellar Door at the AAADA Antiques Fair Sydney, White Bay Terminal, 2041 James Craig Road, Rozelle NSW 2039
Friday 17 August
4.30pm, 5.00pm, 5.30pm, 6.00pm
Saturday 18 August
4.30pm, 5.00pm, 5.30pm, 6.00pm
To secure your spot please book online here or call the AAADA Office on 0498 059 661. Please note you must have a valid entry ticket into the fair to attende the talk.
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To find out more about how to collect, store and enjoy wine, join the Wine Selectors sessions, running all general admission days at the AA&ADA Antiques Fair, which is taking place in Sydney from August 16–19 at White Bay Cruise Terminal. For more information and to book your tickets visit aaada.org.au/sydney.
Fair tickets can be purchased online, or at the door. Buy your tickets online before the 13th of August and you will go into the draw to WIN $1,000 voucher to spend at the AAADA Antiques Fair Sydney and an hour with an Antiques Expert Personal Shopper. (All admission tickets purchased online are automatically entered. For eligibility check our terms and conditions.)
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AAADA ANTIQUES FAIR SYDNEY
16 – 19 August, 2018
White Bay Cruise Terminal
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