Chai Consulting

The most trusted name in wine collection management.

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Chai Consulting is the most trusted name in private wine collection management in the world. Founded by renowned wine expert, Maureen Downey, in 2005, Chai Consulting has built, liquidated and currently curates several of the most impressive wine collections in the world.

Whether you are just starting a collection, need to liquidate or thin out excess inventory or have amassed a collection that has become a job, the expert team at Chai Consulting work with you to determine the best services and path based on your individual needs and goals.

“The world’s foremost expert on counterfeit wines.”
– Decanter

About Us

Chai Consulting
is a wine collector
services firm founded by
Maureen Downey in 2005.

Selling, Sourcing & Buying

Our team can help find the bottles you want or sell the bottles you are looking to for top dollar.

Collection Management

Our experts can set up systems the collector can maintain themselves.

TCM® Wine Authentication

Whether you have concerns about a single bottle of wine, or an entire cellar full of them, we will help to determine the authenticity of your investment.

Appraisal Reports & Expert Witness

Maureen Downey is internationally recognized as an authority in global wine markets, wine valuation, and wine authentication and wine fraud.

Private Trainings

Our team of professionals have conducted trainings both private and public around the world.

Affiliated Sources & Education

With Authenticators around the globe, we have storage locations wherever you need it.

Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Wine
– The Drink’s Business

Chai Consulting’s bespoke services offer enthusiasts and collectors the world over the security of authentic purchases and holdings, up-to-date inventories and unparalleled sales results.

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