How We Can Help You Buy Wine at Auction


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How We Can Help You Buy Wine at Auction

The fall auction season is upon us, and even at this early stage, I am looking at a stack nearly 8” tall on my desk of auction catalogs, with more coming almost every day. It’s an embarrassment of riches and overwhelming at the same time. I’m sure many of you feel the same way. We know that auctions are imperfect with so many variables impacting what sells and for how much, but simply put, they are often the best and sometimes only way to find wines you are looking for. This is especially true for back vintages. At the same time, the older a wine is the more careful we must be about researching its condition and provenance before deciding what to pay or placing a bid.

Some of our clients have relied on us to help both ongoing and periodically for our entire history. We realize far more of you would like to participate in auctions but are held back by many reasonable concerns. The most common of which are below.

1. How do we tell good bottles from bad and avoid common mistakes and pitfalls?Image of Auction

2. Who has time to review photos or inspect lots before bidding?

3. How do we decide what market price really is, when catalog estimates can vary so much from house to house or sale to sale?

4. There are too many sales on the same day or close together. How do we deploy bids and capital in a conservative and rational manner?

5. Dealing with payment and shipment is a hassle, each house has different procedures

6. Reconciling what is received and verifying conditions asap is time-consuming and daunting

7. What if there is a problem at delivery? Who can handle discrepancies and condition issues for me?

The good news is that we are here to help. For a very modest cost, we can develop a bidding strategy, provide objective pricing data based on thorough review of historical results, offer insight when we know the back story on a collector, consignment or particular bottle and make sure your winnings are safely inbound to your storage or home cellar. We attend many auctions in person and even more online or by phone. Most importantly, since we are spending your money, we never get auction fever and never exceed bid limits. Even if you enjoy attending auctions, let us do the preparation before and cleanup work after. All you need to do is enjoy the show!

To learn more or join us at an upcoming sale, please contact us and let us know. It’s that easy.

Cheers,

Marc

Have any questions or comments about the auction process? Comment below, we’d love to hear from you.

You can now buy Domaine’s superior wine packing boxes online!


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You can now buy Domaine’s superior wine packing boxes online!

Packing, moving and storing wine can take a toll on the boxes protecting your collection. Over time, we have tweaked and updated our cardboard boxes for superior durability and to accommodate a wide range of bottle shapes.
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Domaine Featured in Feast Magazine


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Domaine Featured in Feast Magazine

Special thanks to Feast Magazine for interviewing Marc Lazar and featuring Domaine Storage! You can read the interview here.

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Wine Lending: How to Increase the ROI of Your Collection

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Store Your Craft Beer with Domaine!


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Store Your Craft Beer with Domaine!

We enjoyed this Denver Post article  about craft beer enthusiasts choosing to cellar and age their collections in wine storage facilities across the country.  All Domaine Storage facilities are able to store and ship beer. To our beer enthusiast brothers and sisters: welcome!

Domaine is Hiring a Marketing Manager!


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Domaine is Hiring a Marketing Manager!

We are hiring for a new position, Marketing Manager, based out of our Domaine St. Louis location! Do you know a marketing professional who would be a good fit for Domaine Storage? Please send resumes to careers@domainewinestorage.com.

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Domaine Chicago is Hiring a Warehouse Associate!

We are hiring for a new position, Warehouse Associate, based out of our Domaine Chicago location! Do you know a wine professional who would be a good fit for Domaine Storage? Please send resumes to careers@domainewinestorage.com.

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Two Snowy Wine Feats in DC!

Kudos to our Cellar Advisors and Domaine Wine Storage team for accomplishing two major fetes this week in Washington DC, despite the snowy conditions…
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Domaine Transit is Hiring!


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Domaine Transit is Hiring!

We are hiring for a new position, Domaine Transit Logistics Associate, based out of of Domaine New York location! Do you know a wine professional who would be a good fit for Domaine Transit? Please send resumes to careers@domainewinestorage.com.

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A Notable Auction Nov 21-22


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A Notable Auction Nov 21-22

In over 10 years of advising clients on acquisitions, auctions and selling their collections, we have very rarely posted about upcoming auctions. Today we are posting to discuss the Roy Welland Collection. His first sale delivered eye-popping results in September. The second half of that auction is coming up on November 21 and 22, also with Wally’s, but in LA instead of New York. Roy has stored with us for many years, and the provenance of this cellar is impeccable.
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