There is never a charge for an initial consultation, but when you discuss your requirements it would be helpful to know:

  • What is the purpose of the appraisal?
  • Is there an existing inventory of the wine or spirits, or will one need to be made?
  • Roughly what kinds of wine/spirits are included and what is the approximate quantity?
  • Has the wine been stored in temperature-control?

In most cases it will be possible to quote the exact amount an appraisal will cost. Wine appraisal pricing is based on the type of wine being appraised, whether or not the inventory is in computer-readable form, and determining how many singletons are on the list.

If an inventory needs to be made we can arrange to have it done anywhere in the U.S., in many cases by local wine experts. If wine has to be tasted to determine if storage has been adequate, tasting notes can be prepared or if shipping has to be done, detailed packing instructions will be provided.

Most appraisals can be completed promptly, and expedited service is available.

The appended qualifications show a list of recent business clients, and references are available on request.