About Bid for Wine
Established in 2008, Bid for Wine hosts a growing community of over 20,000 members interested in buying and selling fine wines and collectible spirits. Sitting at the heart of Bid for Wine is a Marketplace where users trade wine with each other through self-listed offerings. Listings are time limited and bidding takes place exclusively online using our proprietary timed bidding software.
Complimenting our users' Marketplace self-listings, Bid for Wine's specialists curate fortnightly Featured Auctions on behalf of sellers as an alternative to self-listing. Both selling formats are presented within the Marketplace which is free for buyers to use. Sellers are charged a commission on their sales.
Our industry-beating low commission charges and easy to use system make Bid for Wine an excellent way to sell single bottles or a whole wine cellar. Since launching in 2008 Bid for Wine has hosted over 100,000 user listings, underlining our objective to offer both consumers and collectors a serious alternative to traditional auctioneers and wine brokers.
Alongside the Marketplace and Featured Auctions, Bid for Wine periodically offers traditional Live Auctions held in a salesroom and conducted by an auctioneer. These more traditional events also offer members the opportunity to buy items online using our proprietary Bidstream simulcast live bidding software.
It is free to join Bid for Wine's fast growing community and we are confident that new members will find buying and selling both straightforward and rewarding.
Fundamental to the Bid for Wine ethos is our commitment to de-mystifying the sometimes confusing world of wine trading nomenclature. We offer a simple to use service both for valuing wines and facilitating their sale.
Valuations and Selling Advice
We appreciate that not all users of Bid for Wine consider themselves adequately qualified to understand the pricing of their items for sale or which selling format best suits their needs. Our specialists are always on provide measured and informative advice. We suggest you use either the Value My Wine button on the top left of the website to initiate a conversation.
Selling a Large Collection
Whilst a large number of Marketplace listings present individual bottles, Bid for Wine offers an extremely competitive and fully managed service for clients wishing to sell large collections. This involves us inspecting, valuing, cataloguing and photographing your wines prior to managing the entire sales process.
More assistance with selling on Bid for Wine can be found on our How to Sell pages.