Important Conditions of Sale
Viewing by appointment only.
CONDITION OF WINE
Goods are described as accurately as can be ascertained by The Wine Auction Room at the time, however Buyers of older wine must make appropriate allowances for natural variations of ullage and the condition of corks and labels. The Wine Auction Room has made every effort to describe any bottle that is not in excellent condition. Each Lot is sold by the Vendor with all faults and defects (if any) and with all errors of description and shall be at the Buyer’s risk on the fall of the hammer and neither The Wine Auction Room nor the Vendor shall be accountable for any deficiency, damage or loss which may arise thereafter.
CONDITIONS OF SALE FOR BUYERS
Please refer to www.wineauctionroom.com for The Terms and Conditions For Buyers. The Terms and Conditions For Buyers can also be viewed in The Wine Auction Room’s sale room.
All bids and price estimates are per bottle (excepting sets), not per lot. For example, if you make a bid of $10 per bottle on a lot containing 12 bottles you are making a total bid of $120. All prices are in New Zealand dollars. Successful buyers shall pay to The Wine Auction Room a buyer’s premium of 17.5% of the hammer price plus GST on the premium.
Bidding is per bottle and you must take the entire lot on offer unless the auctioneer states otherwise. All wines are checked prior to consignment. Phone bidding is by prior arrangement. Absentee bidding is available for registered bidders.
You can also bid online during the auction if you have registered with us.
Payment is Cash, Bank Cheque, Credit Card, or Money Transfer. We accept Visa and MasterCard for all wine purchases with an addition of 3%. Payment must be cleared prior to collection of wine and is due five days after the completion of the auction at the latest. This includes all buyers either Absentee Bidders or those present on the night.
Wine is not stored on-site. To collect your purchases from The Wine Auction Room, please contact the team at least 24 hours prior to your preferred collection time.
We have used ratings from a number of well-known wine writers. RP (RobertParker.com), WS (Wine Spectator), ST (Stephen Tanzer), JS (James Suckling), AG (Antonio Galloni), TA (Tim Atkin MW), JH (James Halliday), JO (Jeremy Oliver), HH (Huon Hooke) , JCL (Jeannie Cho Lee MW), BC (Bob Campbell MW) and BH (Burghound) scores are out of 100. JR (Jancis Robinson MW) and D (Decanter) are scores out of 20.
Ullage is the term that refers to the gap between the bottom of the cork and the fill level of the wine. All wines are listed in the catalogue have Ullage level “IN into neck” or higher. If the level is lower, it is stated in the catalogue.
TS (Top Shoulder) A good level in any wine 20 years or older.
US (Upper Shoulder) Indicates slight natural reduction through easing of the cork and evaporation through the capsule
MS (Mid Shoulder) Indicates some weakening of the cork and therefore some risk. This is not unusual in wines over 50 years old and estimates will take this into account.
LMS (Low Mid Shoulder) indicates high risk and will attract low estimates.
OC Original Carton
OPB Original Presentation Box
OWC Original Wooden Case
IN Into Neck
TS Top Shoulder Fill
US Upper Shoulder Fill
MS Mid Shoulder Fill
LS Low Shoulder Fill
TC Torn Capsule
OX Oxidised Capsule
NC No Capsule
CC Corroded Capsule
RL Replacement Label
FL Faded Label
TL Tattered Label
TOL Torn Label
STOL Slightly Torn Label
HSL Heavily Stained Label
BSL Bin Stained Label
TSL Tissue Stained Label
SOL Soiled Label
* indicates a representative of The Wine Auction Room or a Trade vendor.