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Old 28-07-2008, 4:47 AM
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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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Old 28-07-2008, 9:17 AM
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Drink it............
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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 If you try to sell it on Ebay, it will probably get withdrawn.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.
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I'll give you 5 for it
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i would suggest you take it to auction you will have to pay commission


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Drink it............
Ahaha I'm too poor to drink it

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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 If you try to sell it on Ebay, it will probably get withdrawn.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.
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)

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i would suggest you take it to auction you will have to pay commission
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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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
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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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.

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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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.
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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.
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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You mean there's a difference, I drink Cava (in the bath),
so long as it sparkles it gets my vote.
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£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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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/cha...stal-roederer/

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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.


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You mean there's a difference, I drink Cava (in the bath),
so long as it sparkles it gets my vote.
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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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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and has for cheap -what cheap there is no mse way of drinking champange
There is too..when you are 'testing' it for free as part of your job
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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??????
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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

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

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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)

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Try ebay
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Louis-Roederer...item45f571f447
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Try ebay
Thanks but I think I'm correct in saying that selling Champagne isn't permitted, hence that bottle being listed under 'Wine Glasses'.
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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'.
You could list it under collectables.....not sure of ebay rules regarding vintage collectable champagne.
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