UKV PLC Explains How Important Region Is To The French Wine Industry

The French wine industry has a number of important traditions that take place each and every day of the year that take place in and around the way fine wines are labelled and marketed to the public. In the majority of nations across the planet wines are marketed and sold by their grape variety, but in France the region a grape is grown in is seen as just as important as the variety of grape used in creating a specific wine.

In a recent article, the experts at UKV PLC explained the reasons why the French wine industry looks to differentiate between different regions, including the fact the country of France is known around the world as the leading wine producer; UKV PLC went on explain the terroir system plays a key role in the labeling of wine that sees the soil conditions and weather conditions of a specific region add to the success of the wine produced regardless of the grape used in each wine.

Buying fine French wines is the main concern of UKV PLC and its customers who can take advantage of the many different options and services provided by one of the world’s leading wine merchants and vintners. Over the course of the life of UKV PLC the company has built a number of important partnerships between itself and vineyards, wine merchants, and wineries across Europe; based in London the partnerships between UKV PLC and many of Europe’s best respected vineyards have been built to such an extent the top wines costing tens of thousands of dollars and upwards are consistently available.

The impressive team created UKV PLC has been created over a number of years to include experts in wines from across the planet. Despite being well known in various parts of the world, UKV PLC has always refused to leave behind its independence that has been guarded so carefully to make sure the needs of customers are always placed front and center by one of the world’s top wine merchants.

The Antique Wine Company

Based in London, this amazing wine merchant has more than tripled in reputation since it was founded by Stephen Williams in 1982. In truth, it has over 20,000 clients in 70 countries. The Antique Wine Company is renowned for record breaking collections and fine wine events. Currently, they have over 10,000 bottles of the world’s premium vintages in their many cellars.

Since their launch, The Antique Wine Company has specialized in extraordinarily fine wine. As well, they are well known for their vast range of services such as cellar planning, tracking down rare wines and private wine master classes.

Other Endeavors

The Antique Wine Company is also known for the creation of their Grand Chateau Series. With the help of cabinet maker Viscount David Linley, the company handcrafted a unique series of architectural wine cabinets.

Moreover, every cabinet contains 18 bottles from the corresponding estate from the 20th and 21st centuries. The Château d’Yquem model alone is currently said to be valued at £1m. It is a vertical collection of 141 successive vintages starting from 1868. What is more, in 2006 the company sold a 135-year vertical collection for $1.5 million. It is one of the highest prices ever paid for a single lot of wine and contained every vintage from 1860 to 2003.

Another outstanding collection purchased by The Antique Wine Company in November 2011, is the La Pièce de la Président. It consists of 460 liters of Corton red wine from the Clos du Roi Grand Cru vineyard and was sold for €110,000 ($124,745 USD).

World Record Wine

The most valuable bottle of wine was sold by The Antique Wine Company in July 2011. It was a bottle of 1811 Chateau d’Yquem that was sold to former wine steward (sommelier) Christian Vanneque for £75,000 ($85,053 USD).

About Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams is the oldest of three children. He was born in Ripley, England, a township of Derbyshire. At the age of 10 his parents separated and he was then raised by his mother. Although the family struggled, Williams learned to be somewhat independent at a young age.

Mr. Williams began his career in banking at Barclays Bank. After banking he worked in the insurance industry for two years. Oftentimes Mr. Williams entertained clients to establish more business. It was during these parties that he developed a passion for fine wine. Soon afterwards, Mr. Williams recognized a gap in the market for selling fine wine. It was then that he started selling to individuals. Since the launching of The Antique Wine Company, Stephen Williams has established an outstanding brand name.