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    • NewFoundGlory
    • By NewFoundGlory 28th Jul 08, 4:47 AM
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    Where to sell a bottle of vintage champagne?
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    • 28th Jul 08, 4:47 AM
    Where to sell a bottle of vintage champagne? 28th Jul 08 at 4:47 AM
    Hi, I don't know if this is the right section to post this in so please move it if not...

    I have a bottle of 1986 Dom Perignon Rose Champagne in excellent condition (unopened)...I know it is worth alot of money as I have checked online wine merchants etc however where can i sell it to make the most money from it? Ebay doesn't seem to be the right place but I can't think of anywhere else!

    Any ideas greatly appreciated
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  • Saucepot
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    • 28th Jul 08, 9:17 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 9:17 AM
    Drink it............
    • maninthestreet
    • By maninthestreet 28th Jul 08, 9:49 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 9:49 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 9:49 AM
    You can't sell acoholic drinks without a license. If you try to sell it on Ebay, it will probably get withdrawn. You can, however, sell raffle tickets with the bottle of champagne as the prize.
  • frannyann
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    • 28th Jul 08, 9:57 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 9:57 AM
    I'll give you 5 for it
    Ahahah got my signature removed for claiming MSE thought it was too boring
  • robpw2
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    • 28th Jul 08, 9:58 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 9:58 AM
    i would suggest you take it to auction you will have to pay commission


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    • NewFoundGlory
    • By NewFoundGlory 28th Jul 08, 10:15 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 10:15 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 10:15 AM
    Drink it............
    Originally posted by Saucepot
    Ahaha I'm too poor to drink it

    You can't sell acoholic drinks without a license. If you try to sell it on Ebay, it will probably get withdrawn. You can, however, sell raffle tickets with the bottle of champagne as the prize.
    Originally posted by maninthestreet
    I did look at the ebay rules and regs and there is a way around it, like because its a vintage collectors piece you can sell it for the value of the bottle (rather than what it contains)

    i would suggest you take it to auction you will have to pay commission
    Originally posted by robpw2
    Still the commission might be worth it if it's going to get a high enough price...i'll look into that one
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    • Clive Woody
    • By Clive Woody 28th Jul 08, 11:27 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 11:27 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 11:27 AM
    Hi, I don't know if this is the right section to post this in so please move it if not...

    I have a bottle of 1986 Dom Perignon Rose Champagne in excellent condition (unopened)...I know it is worth alot of money as I have checked online wine merchants etc however where can i sell it to make the most money from it? Ebay doesn't seem to be the right place but I can't think of anywhere else!

    Any ideas greatly appreciated
    Originally posted by NewFoundGlory
    Has this been stored correctly and can you show evidence of this?

    You could try contacting a few posh restaurants to see if they would be interested or maybe a few of the online fine wine shops.

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    • NewFoundGlory
    • By NewFoundGlory 28th Jul 08, 9:42 PM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 9:42 PM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 9:42 PM
    Has this been stored correctly and can you show evidence of this?

    You could try contacting a few posh restaurants to see if they would be interested or maybe a few of the online fine wine shops.

    Originally posted by Clive Woody
    Its been stored in a pub cellar in a wooden box...don't know how to prove this as such though?
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  • arealbasketcase
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    • 28th Jul 08, 9:52 PM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 9:52 PM
    I might be the bearer of bad news here, I have been told by a really good wine merchant that keeping champagne is a really bad idea. I have found a link to a website that pretty well says what the wine merchant said to me http://www.champagne-house.co.uk/faq.php. The most you are likely to get is 100 unless it's a rose (200 ish then).

    I'm with saucepot on this one, except I would already have drunk it - I loooooove champagne.
    If anything I say starts to make sense, PANIC!
    • NewFoundGlory
    • By NewFoundGlory 28th Jul 08, 10:16 PM
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    I might be the bearer of bad news here, I have been told by a really good wine merchant that keeping champagne is a really bad idea. I have found a link to a website that pretty well says what the wine merchant said to me http://www.champagne-house.co.uk/faq.php. The most you are likely to get is 100 unless it's a rose (200 ish then).

    I'm with saucepot on this one, except I would already have drunk it - I loooooove champagne.
    Originally posted by arealbasketcase
    200 would be okay

    I think it would be wasted on me...I used to work in a bar where we tested the champagnes and I couldnt tell the difference between the dom perignon, the bollinger or the cheap house sparkling
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  • arealbasketcase
    You mean there's a difference, I drink Cava (in the bath),
    so long as it sparkles it gets my vote.
    If anything I say starts to make sense, PANIC!
  • robpw2
    £200 would be okay

    I think it would be wasted on me...I used to work in a bar where we tested the champagnes and I couldnt tell the difference between the dom perignon, the bollinger or the cheap house sparkling
    Originally posted by NewFoundGlory
    smacks this poster accross face with his empty bottle of cristal and says in a very gay voice " how very dare you"

    you so can tell the difference between a bottle of bollinger and a bottle of dom perignon. and has for cheap -what cheap there is no mse way of drinking champange


    Prehaps i could suggest that you sell said bottle of champange and buy yourself a bottle of weesorry Cider -Value cider is availble.


    Please note the following for anyone who does not understand what cristal is
    http://www.wines-and-spirits.com/champagne/cristal-roederer/



    The House Louis Roederer, founded in 1776, is one of the last Champagne Houses to be completely independent and owned by the same family since its creation. Its primary aim is to produce great wines. Its main asset is the diversity and the quality of its 200 ha of vineyard located entirely in the Grands and Premiers Crus of the three Champagne regions. The volume of wine produced is strictly controlled in order to produce nothing less than top-quality Champagne.

    The first prestige vintage of this House (and in the world of Champagne as well) is the most famous Cristal cuv!e created in 1876 for Alexander II, tsar of Russia. The design of this crystal glass bottle has not changed since and the care given to this cuv!e has remained the same in order to offer this legendary cuv!e, embodiment of elegance and purity, to Champagne connoisseurs.

    Champagne Louis Roederer are full-bodied and opulent wines with intense fruits flavours and a rich, toasty finish.
    Last edited by robpw2; 31-07-2008 at 6:44 AM.


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  • robpw2
    You mean there's a difference, I drink Cava (in the bath),
    so long as it sparkles it gets my vote.
    Originally posted by arealbasketcase
    er yeah - slight difference , overall taste , cost , and location of where its made.

    Champagne is only made in the Champagne region of france


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  • robpw2
    can i ask you to forward this bottle of "rare" chapagne to me,

    Dom perrignon is highly saught after brand of the moet et chandon group and is named after a famous monk
    whilst champange is expensive certain varieties are well worth investing in

    In 1999 this bottle according to one website i have looked at was worth $404 us dollars now today that would be work about 204.00 however champagne increases in value based on its age .


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    • NewFoundGlory
    • By NewFoundGlory 31st Jul 08, 8:35 AM
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    and has for cheap -what cheap there is no mse way of drinking champange
    Originally posted by robpw2
    There is too..when you are 'testing' it for free as part of your job
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  • arealbasketcase
    For the record I DO know the difference, having lived withing striking distance of Reims for a couple of years I have been lucky enough to tour the vinyards and cellars of more than one champange producer.

    So don't get all uppetty and Crystal, it's only bubbles for heavens sake, lovely bubbles (she says sipping her rose cava) but still only bubbles.

    OH's job is taking him back there too from September so lots of the stuff and great prices - who's a lucky girl then??????
    If anything I say starts to make sense, PANIC!
  • Nanny2Nurse
    Hi, I don't know if this is the right section to post this in so please move it if not...

    I have a bottle of 1986 Dom Perignon Rose Champagne in excellent condition (unopened)...I know it is worth alot of money as I have checked online wine merchants etc however where can i sell it to make the most money from it? Ebay doesn't seem to be the right place but I can't think of anywhere else!

    Any ideas greatly appreciated
    Originally posted by NewFoundGlory

    Can I ask if you managed to sell this online and if so, where please?

    I have a bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 1988 which I am looking to sell.
    (buy.thewineblokes.com/uk/product/17/40/Louis-Roederer-Cristal-Ros!-1988.html)

    Thanks
    Last edited by Nanny2Nurse; 27-09-2010 at 12:45 PM.
    • OnceUponADream
    • By OnceUponADream 27th Sep 10, 1:47 PM
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    Can I ask if you managed to sell this online and if so, where please?

    I have a bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 1988 which I am looking to sell.
    (buy.thewineblokes.com/uk/product/17/40/Louis-Roederer-Cristal-Ros!-1988.html)

    Thanks
    Originally posted by Nanny2Nurse
    Try ebay
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Louis-Roederer-Cristal-2000-Vintage-Champagne-/300470629447?pt=UK_Collectables_Breweriana_SM&hash =item45f571f447
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  • Nanny2Nurse
    Try ebay
    Originally posted by OnceUponADream
    Thanks but I think I'm correct in saying that selling Champagne isn't permitted, hence that bottle being listed under 'Wine Glasses'.
    • OnceUponADream
    • By OnceUponADream 27th Sep 10, 1:58 PM
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    Thanks but I think I'm correct in saying that selling Champagne isn't permitted, hence that bottle being listed under 'Wine Glasses'.
    Originally posted by Nanny2Nurse
    You could list it under collectables.....not sure of ebay rules regarding vintage collectable champagne.
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