United Kingdom Vintners, otherwise known as UKV PLC, is a company that has a team of fine wine consultants who advise their clients on wine and champagne choices for both drinking or as an alternative investment.
UKV PLC, which is a privately held company headquartered in Croydon, Surrey, can source wines and champagnes from many supply chains so they are able to obtain wines that other suppliers do not have access to. The company also has a showroom in London where their clients can meet the staff face to face. Alternatively, the company can send a wine consultant to the clients home or business location if that is the client’s preference. UKV PLC also offers a brokerage service for clients to sell bonds that hold investment-grade wine.
UKV PLC offers a storage service through London City Bond which provides a controlled climate of humidity and temperature at optimal conditions for the long-term storage of wine. The wine consultants at UKV PLC can also, free of charge, provide clients with a valuation of their wine collection. The valuations that they offer are based on things like current global demand for the wines, current local availability, and international availability.
Among the types of wine that UKV PLC offers for sale are Italian, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Spanish, and Champagnes. Some of the investment grade wines they sell include an Ausone 2000 for £11,800.00, and Haut Brion 2009 for £6,950.00, and a Lafite Rothschild 1982 for £37,500.00.
UKV PLC maintains an active page on Facebook where they share news and tips about wines and champagnes. One of their recent posts shared an article on the top 5 French wines. Another post shared a news story about how the Canadian government is supporting The Wine Square which is wine storage equipment that uses clean technology.