- Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Aug 7, 2010.
Where you can sell it depends on where you live. The price is dependent on the bottles condition and history.
Fair retail value of a well stored bottle would be between about $600 and $1000 depending on where you live and what the market is like in your area. Figure something on the order of 1/2 to 2/3rds of that price as the value.
Some areas allow retailers to buy from private sellers, then there are on-line auction sites that either accept consignments or allow for person to person auctions.
- Reply by Girl Drink Drunk, Aug 7, 2010.
How was it stored?
- Reply by dmcker, Aug 7, 2010.
You will need to provide detailed info regarding the bottle's condition (including clear photos), and proof of how it's been stored while you had it, and who had it before you did. Champagne that aged is a very specialized market, even more so than for red wine.
Have you considered drinking it yourself, on a special occasion with someone or ones else who would appreciate the opportunity? Without clear evidence of provenance you will only get a fraction of the amount Greg mentioned, if you're lucky, and you will likely take a long while doing so....
- Reply by ChipDWood, Aug 8, 2010.
Agreed with Dmcker: Don't expect the high.
Major keys in assessing the value would be:
1) The level of the wine in the bottle- how far is it below the cork?
2) What is the color of the wine- is it clear or cloudy?
3) With regards to one bottle especially, I agree that after auction fees, possible damage during shipping (especially during summer- flirting with disaster there, especially with a 'sparkly') shipping charges, insurance charges, taxes on profit (if sold), buyers premiums, etc- it would most likely be at its greatest value to you at a special occasion with family &/or friends.
Speaking from auction experience, those would be my thoughts.