We work with bonded, secure, well-maintained warehouses in Bordeaux that securely store wines after purchase and prior to shipment.
If needed, THE WINE INVESTORS arranges the storage of all purchased wines in facilities at these warehouses or other locations on behalf of our clients. The fees for storage and insurance are subject to additional fees invoiced from the wine investor.
Wines stored with merchants or in professional storages other than the place of Bordeaux could be worth 20-30% less than wines that have never left Bordeaux.
For instance, many of the top auction houses are reluctant to accept wines that have been stored in Asia. Although it is true that there are some very good wine storage facilities in Asia, the perception of the merchants/buyers in the US and Europe is that the quality of the wine cannot be guaranteed once it has been shipped out.