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Buying, Selling, & Sourcing Wine

Selling a Wine Collection or Selling off to Pare-Down Inventory

Maureen Downey believes taking a multi-pronged approach to match bottles to target markets to ensure they are offered to those that will pay the most, with the most favorable sales terms, be that a retailer in California, an auction house in New York, or a casino in Macau. Working with clients, we help determine strategies to sell in the best possible venue, or venues, to maximize return. Our extensive network and unparalleled reputation for representing nothing but top quality wines ensures that you will achieve higher prices than you could attain on your own.

Chai Consulting receives preferred terms and superior oversight of consignments at major, reputable international wine auction houses which ensures best placement, marketing and hammer prices achieved. Our experts simplify the process, comparing offers and terms, negotiating on your behalf to ensure you have the best possible auction packages, typically with zero seller’s fees or expenses incurred by our clients, and manage the consignment for you to ensure best results.

Buying Wine

Maureen Downey is recognized one of the foremost global experts in wine investment in the world. She can advise clients on purchasing wines of top provenance for enjoyment in the short term, in decades to come, or to be enjoyed by future generations. She is also incredibly adept at being out ahead of wine markets and making sound purchases, or purchase advise for investment purposes.

Sourcing Rare Wine

Maureen Downey has fostered close relationships with many top producers and vendors such that she can source the many of finest and rarest wines in the world direct from producers and importers, ensuring perfect provenance for her clients.