There is Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and that ubiquitous bubbly variety known as Champagne. Surely I can now dispense of my fancy descriptors, as one has undoubtedly uncovered the common variable within my cryptic game and ascertained what I am referring to…WINE.
They are reds, whites, and blushes and can be found at practically every grocer and corner store imaginable. But, wait!!! The wine to which I speak of is not the garden variety that is scarfed down at an average family meal or that mandatory business cocktail event. It is unlikely that casual wine drinkers such as those are discovering a minty aroma or picking up on undertones of eucalyptus, let alone uncovering the broad range of affects on the palate.
The wines to which I am referring are those procured by select drinkers with a discerning taste for reputable vintages. These are the wines available at the Antique Wine Company (AWC)! Stephen Williams, the company’s CEO, puts a painstaking amount effort into selecting only the finest wines for his business. Beyond the more standard offerings, Williams takes particular pride in being able to deliver rare vintages to some of his more exclusive clientele. When asked about his business model, he definitively stated– “Our business is driven by sourcing the wines.”
…And sourcing he has done. When director James Cameron required a rare 1912 Bordeaux, he knew that if anyone would be able to deliver, it would be Stephen Williams. This ability to track down rare finds and continuously stock other exclusive inventory, has earned him some 45,000 clients worldwide–and growing.
It is commonly said that “fine wines get better with age,” yet AWC is proud to primarily stock contemporary vintages. As an authority on fine wines, Williams knows how to find that modern gem before it becomes the rare antique of the future. His clients recognize this ability, so they buy not only for the uncompromising quality, but for the inherent upside potential.
It is likely no mystery why AWC’s largest market is now China, as they recognize the power of long-term investment. For the same reason so many Asian investors came into the U.S. to buy up prime real estate during its recession, they likewise turn to AWC for its future returns. While that rare 1912 Bordeaux may be cost prohibitive now, chances are they have its modern day equivalent just waiting to be discovered.