WINE CELLAR MANAGEMENT
Our cellar consulting team is, at its core, a curatorial service. They have been assisting new and established collectors understand wine and organize their collections since 2003. Clients value answers to seemingly simple questions: “What should I be buying, selling and drinking?” The team researches, sources and provides pricing analysis while navigating the inefficiencies, commissions, fees and transportation costs inherent in much of the wine trade.
The first service we offer is still the most requested among our clients. Domaine is here to help you inventory and organize your cellar at home or in the cloud for optimal enjoyment and access. We track delivery or outstanding purchases, arrange shipments, unload the trucks, unpack and break down boxes and inventory and barcode your cellar.
WINE CELLAR MANAGEMENT: INVENTORY
You should know the value of your wine collection. Verifying its exact contents is step one. We will work through the cellar to inventory and catalogue using a dozen categories. Among them: location, bin, vintage, Domaine, grape, cuvee, quantity and size. Once catalogued, searching the collection by any of the aforementioned categories will give you a greater sense of next steps: drink, sell, hold, buy, move or donate? You will never lose track of a bottle again, and your cellar will be much easier to navigate.
THE DOMAINE WINE CONSULTANT ORGANIZES WITH CELLARTRACKER
Access your wine inventory from anywhere in the world. The wine cellar technology we recommend most frequently is CellarTracker. CellarTracker is web-based, mobile-accessible, flexible, scalable and feature-rich and boasts the largest repository of tasting notes in the world. It’s powerful content channels allow us to import scores, notes and drinking ranges from Robert Parker, Wine Spectator, Steven Tanzer, Burghound, Jancis Robinson, Vintage Tastings and an ever growing list of wine critics and voices.
THE DOMAINE WINE CONSULTANT: A DAY’S WORK
Formerly Cellar Advisors, the Domaine wine consultant team is the leading wine cellar management service in the country, offering collection consultation, disaster assistance and organizational expertise to fine wine collectors around the globe – no matter how large the scope. A few jobs we have considered to be most rewarding:
- Emergency evacuation of 600 cases from South America, shipping via refrigerated container to California before managing their sale at auction.
- Transporting a wine collection from upstate New York to Hawaii by way of refrigerated cargo plane; meeting the plane with a refrigerated truck, transferring from plane to truck by hand, then unpacking and organizing into the home cellar.
- Representing a client in one of the most rare and valuable single parcels of wine ever traded. It involved two helicopter rides, three currencies and an enormous amount of heavy lifting.
- Rescuing a flooded cellar. Overseeing the damage and appraisal reports, packing and moving the entire collection into storage, sourcing replacements for damaged bottles and re-installing the entire collection.
Our experience allows us to assist with projects of all types; we would be privileged to use our global network to benefit your incoming or outgoing collection.
For more information, please contact our Private Cellar Advisory Manager at 314.667.5328 ext. 1201, or click the button below to submit an inquiry and we will get back to you within one business day.CONTACT US