Selling one’s wines is simple, and anyone can do it, be they professionals or private collectors. iDealwine can sell your wines at auction or fixed-price sale, whether it’s one bottle or several thousand bottles. Selling wines on iDealwine is open to residents of the following countries: France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Holland, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. You can send us your wines by post, or we can come collect them from you.
The range of wines eligible for resale is vast, whether they are collectable wines, rare fine wines or unusual gems. iDealwine is a specialist of sought-after old vintages, rare, specialist wines and organic, biodynamic and natural wines. The classics also sell very well of course. To be accepted for sale on iDealwine, the wines must successfully pass our authentication and condition tests and must be worth over €15.
With almost 20 years of experience reselling wine (created in 2000, iDealwine is one of the first wine e-merchants), iDealwine has established itself as the best site to resell your wine.
iDealwine is the most efficient and professional site for selling your wines in the best conditions. The company is, what’s more, widely recognized by wine professionals for its professionality and rigueur, as the many press articles about us can attest to.
And if you want to know what time of the year you should sell your wines, there isn’t one right answer! In fact, given our international clientele, the season effect is attenuated: when the weather’s great in France and people are spending less time in front of their computers, in Asia, it’s full monsoon season… Moreover, iDealwine adapts its delivery services to the variations in temperature (isothermal packaging, no delivery the day before a weekend or bank holiday so that the wines are delivered as quickly as possible, shipment postponed in case of extreme weather conditions). It’s worth remembering that supposedly ‘slow’ periods (the start of the year and summer) can be a good time to sell; given that fewer wines are for sale, the wines have better visibility and less competition. Finally, some global events play an important role, for instance Chinese New Year, an intense buying period.
The process is simple, fast and efficient on iDealwine. All you need to do is request a free estimation of the wines you’d like to sell then, if you’d like to go ahead with the sale, just choose how you’d like to sell your wine (at auction or fixed-price) and organize the delivery/collection of your wine. Once we have the wines at our warehouse, our team of experts verify the authenticity and condition of the bottles. Your wines will be put for sale three to four weeks (maximum) after this step. You will receive payment within 35 days of the wines being sold. Seller’s fees (which pay for the authentication services, insurance and storage) are deducted from the final auction results. On the other hand, if you choose to sell your cellar to us at fixed-price, you will receive payment straight after the wines have been checked by our team. If your wines aren’t sold during the first auction, we offer to put them back for sale for free. If they don’t find a buyer after three auctions, we contact you to suggest modifying certain prices or to split up big lots.
To succeed in selling your wines, we suggest following the advice given by our team of experts, who will recommend starting prices which correspond to the market and how to organize your lots. It’s often judicious, for instance, to put some lots for sale at a slightly lower price than their estimate, creating a “buzz” among bidders. We also advise selling single lots where possible, and not selling too many of the same wines at the same time.
Many wine enthusiasts, having sold their wines on iDealwine and made space in their cellar, see a good opportunity buy new bottles that are better-matched with their current tastes – there’s something for everyone!