Wine, Port, Champagne & Whisky


Wine, Port, Champagne & Whisky

01568 611122

Wednesday 12th June at 11am

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Our Wine consultant Paddy Shave has more than 25 years’ experience in the Fine Wine Industry. If you would like any further information on purchasing, selling or on how the auction process works, please get in touch. Paddy Shave: 07974 929487 or

17th April Sale Report:
Wines from private cellar achieve over £50,000

A significant private collection of Wine, Port and Madeira came under the hammer at Brightwells’ recent wine sale which took place on Wednesday 17th April.

Fine Wines and Ports from as far back as the 1920s and Madeiras as far back as the 1870s attracted bidders from Hong Kong, France and Scandinavia as well as all around the UK and Ireland.

The owner of the wines sadly passed away last year. He populated his cellar with the greatest wines from every vintage and was well known for presenting dinner guests with exceptional wines from their birth year.

Highlights from the Bordeaux section included 5 bottles of Petrus (sold at £4,150) and a 12 bottle case of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1972 (£1,900). A lively battle for 6 bottles of Chateau d’Yquem finally ended with the hammer falling at £2,000.

The Burgundy section featured many wines from the iconic Domaine de la Romanee Conti: 6 bottles of La Tache 1970 achieved £2,100 and 4 Grands Echezeaux made £1,000.

There were some strong prices in the Port and Champagne sections, including £1,500 for a Salon ‘Le Mesnil’ 1971 and £1,500 for 5 magnums of Fonseca 1970.

The Whisky and Cognac section included a number of ultra-rare bottlings: the top price on the day was £3,150 for a 1938 Louis XIII Cognac from Remy Martin.

The sale total was just under £140,000 with an excellent clearance rate of 94%.

Our Auctions

Wine auctions have been held at Brightwells since 2008, the catalogue typically contains 500-600 lots. We sell Wine, Spirits, Port and Champagne on behalf of private individuals, merchants, dealers and shippers.

Brightwells hold Wine auctions four times a year. Wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone Valley and Champagne form a large part of each sale, complemented by a fine selection from Spain, Italy and the New World. Vintage Ports are popular with our buyers, as are fine Cognacs and Malt Whisky.

Our fantastic saleroom facilities provide a perfect environment for purchasers to view the sale and attend our tasting days.

The sales attract national and international interest and the catalogue is widely distributed to brokers, dealers, merchants, restaurateurs and avid private collectors.

Purchasing at a Sale...

Buying is easy, we have multiple methods of purchase available. If buyers are not able to attend the auction, they can bid via telephone, leave a commission bid or bid online from anywhere in the world.

Viewing: Monday 8.30am - 5pm and Tuesday 8.30am to 7pm
Wine tasting on selected lots 3pm to 7pm on Tuesday prior to sale and on morning of the auction (selected tasting available).

Buyers Premium 17.5% + VAT

We value anything from single bottles to entire cellar collections - please call 01568 611122/07974 929487 or email


Paddy Shave
Antiques, Fine Art & Wine

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