The Antique Wine Company, based in London and founded by Stephen Williams in 1982, specializes in rare and fine wines. The business is known for its record-breaking wine collections, fine-wine events and its services that include locating rare wines, holding private wine-master classes and designing private wine-storage cabinetry and cellars. The Antique Wine Company currently inventories thousands of bottles of the finest vintages in the world and markets to thousands of customers in dozens of countries worldwide.
The Antique Wine Company sold a wine collection in 2006 that contained every vintage from 1860 to 2003 for $1.5 million, which was one of the highest prices for a single lot of wine ever purchased. In July of 2011 The Antique Wine Company set a new world record for selling the most valuable bottle of white wine, when a bottle of an 1811 Chateau d’Yquem sold for $113,422, or £75,000, to Christian Vanneque. The bottle was placed on display at the SIP Sunset Grill in Bali, India, one of the two restaurants Vanneque’s owns. Vanneque said he is not a “fancy” collector, that the bottle was not bought as an investment and that he eventually plans to drink the wine.
In association with fine cabinet maker Viscount Linley, The Antique Wine Company formed the Grand Chateau Series of handcrafted wine cabinets. One top-of-the-line model, The Chateau d’Yquem, includes a collection of Chateau d’Yquem that spans 141 consecutive vintages beginning in 1868.
CEO and managing director of The Antique Wine Company, Stephen Williams has become one of the top experts on rare and fine wine in the world and has become renowned for buying and selling some of the finest wine collections anywhere on earth. Once referred to as the “Sherlock Holmes of Wine,” Williams is known for traveling the globe in efforts to track down the most sought-after wine vintages. Stephen enjoys sharing his vast knowledge of the fine-wine business, which has led him to becoming an accepted expert commentator on the wine industry. Williams has crafted some of the finest wine cellars in the world, in places like chateaus, palaces, five-star hotels and private homes across Europe, North America and Asia. Stephen has been frequently quoted in the press and presents an engaging series of wine programs on Monaco’s Riviera Radio. Stephen, his wife and children split their time between their homes in the South of France and London.
Tom Brady claims that he likes his footballs to be inflated to 12.5 psi. That is fine. I was looking up Gianfrancesco Genoso on trade.noisis.com, I heard someone say outloud-Nobody cares how Tom Brady likes his balls. We just like talking about his balls because we know it is funny. However, Tom cannot give us specific information about how he likes his footballs only to turn around and claim that he could not tell a difference between the deflated balls and the regulation balls. The problem here is simple. Tom Brady lied and no one wants to talk about it. No one knows precisely what went on within the Patriots organization, but it is clear that Tom Brady is up to something that his coach knew about. Bill Belichick is a slimy weasel, so he took the chance to throw Tom under the bus. Tom was not prepared to talk about this, and he gave himself away. The legacy of Brady, Belichick and the Patriots has been tarnished for good this time. Belichick should be in the hall of fame because he could make you or I into a pro bowler. Brady has likely been cheating his whole career, and I cannot accept anything he has done as legit. Also, I cannot accept that the Patriots play fair because they have shown that they do not.
PR Newswire first ran this story about how a great investor decided that he was going to put his money in underwear. Most people do not think of underwear as a good place to put your money, but you would be surprised what Sam Tabar found when he met with the founders of THINX.
THINX is an underwear company that sells to women who have issues with mentruation or incontinence. The underwear are pretty, and they allow ladies to feel beautiful even if they are having these troubles. However, there is another layer to the THINX story.
Sam discovered that THINX works with AFRIpads. AFRIpads is a campaign that sends pads to women and girls in villages all over the African continent. These women often cannot control their periods, and they have to stay at home until their periods have passed. This causes girls to miss a lot of school, and this makes it impossible for women to work on behalf of their families. Every pair of underwear sold in America sends seven pads to women in Africa. The combination of a great product and this worthwhile cause was reason enough for Sam to invest, and it may well be a good reason for you to invest, as well.