Important Information

AUCTION NO: 14389

AUCTION FORMAT: LIVE ONLINE
This is a live online auction with an auctioneer.  Bidding is available online, by telephone or commission (absentee) bids. If not bidding online, please contact Dreweatts to register all commission bids or telephone bids by 12 noon GMT the day before the auction ie on Wednesday 24 November. For a guide to bidding in a Live Online Auction, click here.  

AUCTION LOCATION:
The auction will take place at Donnington Priory, but please note all wine and spirits are stored off-site at LCB Vinotheque (see below).

Dreweatts
Donnington Priory
Newbury
Berkshire RG14 2JE

REGISTRATION:
We advise clients to register at least 48 hours in advance of the auction as you may be asked to provide documents to verify your identity. Registration for new clients will close at 12 noon GMT on Wednesday 24 November.

BUYER'S PREMIUM:
Buyer’s premium is charged per lot at 17.5% of the hammer price (21% including VAT) up to and including £150,000, and 15% of the hammer price (18% including VAT) in excess of £150,000.

WINE IN THIS SALE: 

Category

Lot Numbers

Champagne

1 to 23

Port & Madeira

24-43

Cognac

44-52

Whisky

53-73

White Burgundy

74-85A

Red Burgundy

86-193

Red Bordeaux

194-392

Sweet Wines

393-404

Rhone

405-423

French Country Wine

424-425

Germany

426-430

Italy

431-452

Spain

453-462

USA

463-472

New World

473-486

Lebanon

487-488

 

IN BOND LOTS:
Bidding will be at duty paid prices other than for those lots marked 'IN BOND/β'. Dreweatts Wine Department will contact buyers who have purchased wine 'IN BOND/β' to ascertain if the wine is to be removed from bond or transferred to a bonded account. Buyers of wine to be removed from bond will be invoiced duty and vat on the hammer price at the prevailing rates. VAT will also be added to the buyer’s premium on lots purchased whether or not they remain ‘in bond’.

VIEWING / CONDITION: 
All wine and spirits are stored off-site. Images of lots for the purposes of condition can be viewed online and should be referred to prior to bidding. It is the responsibility of potential buyers to obtain any additional information (if any) on lots on which they intend to bid. Catalogue descriptions are for reference as to the contents of a lot and should not be relied upon as a statement as to the condition of a lot.  Please note that Dreweatts are unable to give verbal condition reports for any lot, and all condition reports will be given in writing via our website.

No returns will be accepted. Each lot shall be at the Purchaser's risk from the conclusion of the auction until payment and collection are made. 

DESCRIPTION OF THE LOTS: 

  1. Descriptions, ullages and conditions of wines are described as correctly as possible at the time of the publication of the catalogue. Purchasers of old wines must assure themselves regarding ullage levels, labels etc. No returns will be accepted.
  2. Vintages: Where a vintage cannot be ascertained from a label, it may still be noted based on cork branding, cellar records or other corroborating evidence including other lots from the same source.
  3. Bottle sizes are 75cl unless otherwise stated in the lot description.     

ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE CATALOGUE:  
OWC: Original Wooden Case
OC: Original Case

Abbreviations used in relation to the level of wines for Bordeaux style bottles:
Into Neck (IN)
Base of Neck (BN)
Very Top Shoulder (VTS)
Top Shoulder (TS)
High Shoulder (HS)
Mid Shoulder (MS)
Upper Shoulder (US)

DUTY RATES - EFFECTIVE FROM 1 FEBRUARY 2019 
Duty per 75cl bottle
Still Wine 15% - £2.23
Champagne/Sparkling Wine - £2.86
Wine over 15% - £2.98 

Duty per 6 x 75cl or equivalent
Still Wine 15% - £13.39
Champagne/Sparkling Wine - £17.15
Wine over 15% - £17.85

Duty per 12 x 75cl or equivalent
Still Wine 15% - £26.78
Champagne/Sparkling Wine - £34.30
Wine over 15% - £35.70 

PAYMENTS: An email with an invoice (including any additional charges for delivery and in bond lots) will be sent to you wiithin 48 hours of the conclusion of the auction.  Please note, we cannot accept payment by telephone for lots bought by first time bidders.   For details on other payment methods, please see our website here.

STORAGE:
Wine and spirits offered for sale via Dreweatts are stored at Vinotheque in Burton-on-Trent:

Dreweatts
c/o Vinotheque
Derby Road
Derby Turn
Burton-on-Trent DE14 1RY 

Storage charges will apply for any lots not collected within 10 days of the sale: £2.50 per lot fixed charge and £0.20 per week or part week thereafter. Please note for large consignments there may be additional charges. These charges will be the sole liability of the purchaser and will be billed directly to them by Dreweatts.  To arrange long term wine storage with Dreweatts, please contact the Dreweatts Wine Department.

COLLECTION:
"Click-and-Collect" collection is possible from Newbury or LCB Vinotheque in Burton-on-Trent and wine can be delivered to a UK agent for onward delivery.  If you are planning on shipping wine to the EU, we kindly request you to make your own shipping/courier arrangements.  For all other international shipments, please do not hesitate to contact the Wine Department.  Please do not arrange to collect items without having paid online or by bank transfer beforehand.

Collection from Vinotheque, Burton-on-Trent
Collections can be made 5 days following the sale, Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm.  Written notice is required 72 hours in advance of a collection, all collections are subject to payment having been received by Dreweatts.  Please contact the Wine Department to arrange.  Please note that Vinotheque are not able to deal with customers directly so all enquiries need to be referred to the Dreweatts Wine Department. 

Collection from Dreweatts, Hambridge Lane
Collection from our Hambridge Lane warehouse is available 7-10 days following the sale and subject to a £2.50 per lot charge.  Collection can be made Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. 

DELIVERY AND TRANSFER
Lots can be delivered to buyers via Vinotheque’s delivery service at very competitive rates. Warehouse transfers can also be made within the LCB network and to all other UK warehouses. Delivery arrangements should be confirmed when settling your account.  Please contact Dreweatts Wine Department to obtain a quotation.  

For further details, please see details in SHIPPING tab under each lot, or click here.  

THINKING OF SELLING? 
We are now welcoming consignments for our forthcoming Wine and Spirits Sales.  For further details or a free auction valuation, please contact: 

Dreweatts Wine Department
Mark Robertson | Dianne Wall
Direct tel: +44 (0) 1635 553 527
Main tel: + 44 (0) 1635 553 553
E-mail: wine@dreweatts.com 

BIDDING INCREMENTS FOR LIVE ONLINE AUCTIONS:
The online bidding increments prior to the live auction are listed below.  Please note during the live auction, the bidding increments shall be at the auctioneer’s sole discretion.

From

To

Increment

 

0

£200

£10

 

£200

£300

£20

 

£300

then £320

then £350

then £380

ie. London bidding

£400

then £420

then £450

then £480

ie. London bidding

£500

£1,000

£50

 

£1,000

£2,000

£100

 

£2,000

£3,000

£200

 

£3,000

then £3,200

then £3,500

then £3,800

ie. London bidding

£4,000

then £4,200

then £4,500

then £4,800

ie. London bidding

£5,000

£10,000

£500

 

£10,000

£20,000

£1,000

 

£20,000

£30,000

£2,000

 

£30,000

then £32,000

then £35,000

then £38,000

ie. London bidding

£40,000

then £42,000

then £45,000

then £48,000

ie. London bidding

£50,000

£100,000

£5,000

 

£100,000

£200,000

£10,000

 

£200,000

£300,000

£20,000

 

£300,000

then £320,000

then £350,000

then £380,000

ie. London bidding

£400,000

then £420,000

then £450,000

then £480,000

ie. London bidding

 

LOT DESCRIPTION SYMBOLS GLOSSARY:

† - Indicates that VAT is payable by the purchaser at the standard rate of 20% on the hammer price as well as being charged on the buyers’ premium.

Ɵ - Indicates that the lot is a zero rated item and therefore subject to buyer’s premium of 25% exclusive of VAT (0% VAT). 

‡ - Indicates that the lot is being sold whilst subject to temporary importation and that VAT is due at the reduced rate (5%).

Ω - Indicates that the lot has been imported from outside the UK and is liable to the standard rate of Import VAT currently 20% on the hammer price.

β - Indicates that the lot is offered in Bond. This applies to wine. Bidding will be at duty paid prices other than for those lots marked ‘IN BOND/β’.

Please see our Symbols Glossary and Terms & Conditions for more information.