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Snooth User: firepeak

Commanderie St John Cyprus Dessert Wine vintage 1927

Posted by firepeak, Feb 10, 2013.

I have a bottle of Commanderie St John - i live in Sydney & wondering what its worth & how to sell it?


Reply by GregT, Feb 10, 2013.

Good luck with that. It's pretty cool wine and having one from back then is even better, but the market for sweet wines is small and the market for those is even smaller. They CAN go for anywhere from say, $150 or so to several hundred a bottle but that's not to say you'll get that. You have to find someone who is interested in sweet wines, then someone who is interested in those particular wines, then someone who is interested in buying from someone they never heard of, then someone who is interested in buying from YOU. 

And that's a problem because nobody will know how the wine was kept, and if you don't have some track record, this will be your first sale. In addition, making things worse, you haven't had the wine for its entire existence and can't, or at least didn't, say you know exactly how it was kept all these years. Those wines can take a lot of abuse, but if it was kept in a garage in Kansas where it alternately froze and boiled, that's not going to recommend it to potential buyers.

I actually like those wines, even tho they're not all that trendy right now. But for the effort you'll put into it, for one single bottle of wine that will probably only sell for a fraction of what it should, I'd just get some friends together and drink it. Even if you were to sell it for say, $400, which is really unlikely, you'll spend a lot of time and effort earning that money! It's different if you have a case or more - then you may as well earn something.

BTW - I've never seen anyone anywhere post a huge headshot as their intro to a forum. Maybe don't do that if you're trying to sell the wine. I'm not sure it helps all that much. It's a little odd and well, maybe if you're trying to sell something, you don't want anything distracting from the product.

Best of luck!


Reply by firepeak, Feb 11, 2013.

Thanks for that Greg. Appreciate the feedback. the head shot was meant to be a thumbnail ooops!

Reply by Snoother 2107146, Sep 26, 2016.

I also have the same bottle of wine 1927 Commanderie St John Cyprus Grape Wine. Did you sell yours and what did it sell for. Would value be different  today?

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 Thank you.

Reply by rckr1951, Sep 26, 2016.

SNOOTHER 2107146 This post 3 years old and it's the only thing he ever did on snooth,  Chances are good he'll not be back.

Reply by GregT, Sep 26, 2016.

Neither will snoother 2107146

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