An initiative launched by Amorim South Africa three years ago to offer a service whereby rare old wines are re-corked to give them a new lease on life has led to Amorim being selected to give recorking support for wines that are to feature at two premier local wine auctions.
The Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction was announced recently to replace the Nederburg Auction and will introduce exciting changes, including moving from Nederburg Estate to the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch. This will also entail a new selection process for rare and premium wines. The final wine selection will be curated by a panel of expert judges with strict criteria focussing on quality, rarity and collectability as the main drivers. The Auction organisers will select old wines deemed worthy of re-corking to increase their value and provenance to bidders.
And recently art auction house Strauss & Co announced that it has entered a joint venture with online wine merchant Wine Cellar to launch a fine wine auction programme. This endeavour aims to provide a transparent auction platform that introduces prospective buyers to a selection of South Africa’s finest wines.
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