Many people when they think wine, thin The Antique Wine Company. This a name that has a rich history in the wine industry. Ever since their beginnings more than 25 years ago,, the company has grown to have a very impressive resume over the years. When you have 20,000 clients and your cellars hold more than 10,000 bottles of some of the best in vintage wines, you are obviously doing something right. The company has earned a reputation for holding record breaking wine collections. Also, a lot of the services that are offered are sourcing rare wines, providing private wine master classes and finally cellar planning.
The company was founded more than twenty-five years ago by Stephen Williams. Before he was the owner of one of the largest wine merchants in London, Williams had a career in banking. Over the course of the last few decades, Williams has worked to make the company not only a leader in the wine industry, but the leader for all things wine related. From their headquarters in London and their two locations in Asia, AWC provides fine wines to a number of the world’s finest hotels and restaurants along with a number of private individuals.
Stephen Williams is the oldest of three children where he was raised in Ripley which was a town that was largely industrial in Derbyshire. It was here that Williams‘ father sold cash registers. At the age of ten, his parents separated and he was from this point forth raised by his mother. It was in these years that Stephen Williams learned a lot of the lessons that helped him see that selling life insurance or banking was not going to be the path that he needed to pursue. It was in the 1980’s that he founded The Antique Wine Company
AWC who has teamed up with Focus Wine Cellars to help a person plan and design their ideal wine cellar. Many people who have experienced the end results of their wine cellar design have said that if you can dream it, then they can build it for you. This is one of the many things that have gone on to help make AWC the leader in all things wine related. In general, the company is seeing their best times ever and the best is still yet to come.