Wine-Searcher.comIf you are trying to locate an online source for a wine of interest, or wish to determine the value of a collectible wine, there is no better place to look than Wine-Searcher.com. Based in London but with a worldwide reach, Wine Searcher's extensive database makes it possible for you to plug in the name and/or vintage of the wine you seek, and will return hotlinks to online wine shops around the world that have the wine, ordered by price. The entry box at upper right will take you there, opening your search results in a new window while this window remains open on Wine Lovers' Page. Give it a try!
Wine Price File
Vinfolio's Wine Price File (www.wineprices.com) is a semi-annual compilation of wine auction results from auctions conducted over the past eight years (including Christie's, Sotheby's, Zachy's and Acker Merrall). It's an excellent tool for determining current market values of fine collectible wine, and is an invaluable resoruce for anyone buying wine at auctions or valuing their own collections for selling, insurance or estate planning. Available by paid subscription, the print edition is $49.95 per copy or $79.95 for an annual two-issue subscription (plus shipping and handling). You can also access the entire contents of the Wine Price File online, updated as auctions occur, via VinCellar, Vinfolio’s online cellar management software (www.vinfolio.com).
Chicago Wine Co.
Another way to estimate the value of your "collectible" wine is to compare it with the prices of similar wines sold at auction in recent years by the respected U.S. wine-auction house, Chicago Wine Co. (TCWC). Wine Lovers' Page is pleased to host a full "hammer price" database of TCWC auctions online in our searchable database.
Finally, Acker Merrall, an established and highly regarded New York wine company and auction house has a strong online presence, and its auction prices are also available in an online database that you can use to find comparative prices for wines like yours. They also welcome inquiries about wines and wine sales.