When you submit your wine, port and champagne items, this is your opportunity to get people interested in your lots and encourage them to bid.
Potential buyers are more likely to bid on lots with a good description, all relevant information displayed clearly and, of course, beautiful photos.
To help encourage potential buyers to bid on your lot, you should include a detailed description of your object(s). This should be thorough and honest.
If you are using our website to upload your lots, tips will appear to give you guidance about what information we need to know about your lot. The fields that you fill in help to present the information in a way that’s easy for the buyer to read.
The required information includes:
Do you know any other interesting details about the history of the items? Let bidders know about them and share them in the description field.
Including strong photographs is key to catching buyers’ eyes, ensuring they bid on your lot.
Of course, buying online means potential bidders do not get a chance to see your lot in person, therefore detailed and high quality photographs are very important.
To allow our experts, as well as our bidders, to get the right impression of an item, we require:
- a 360 degree view of the item
- close-ups of important details, according to the guidelines on the next section
- close-ups of the front and back labels
- close-ups of the capsule(s) seen from above and from the side
- Photograph your item in front of a plain and neutral background, preferably a white background.
- Make sure you avoid any distracting backdrops, such as a shop interior or outdoors.
Photos should show only the item(s) you want to put up for auction. Please avoid any self-portraits. We won't accept images in which the object is held by a person.
- Bidders are interested in seeing as many details as possible. Therefore, please always include images of the front label, back label, bottom of bottle, top of capsule, side of capsule and from the fill level. In case of several items, please photograph all offered items together as well as each item separately.
- Provide specific sharp images of details, such as a signature or monogram, any decorative details, a logo, title or inscription(s) and, where relevant, of the inside.
Signs of wear and tear or (minor) damage must be very clearly shown in images. Include sharp detailed images of repaired or restored parts.
Inflatable airbags for bottles are highly recommended, as is the use of thick cardboard boxes. Polystyrene/styrofoam bottle protectors are also suitable.
Use a Track & Trace code for your shipment.
Some countries may have restrictions on importing alcohol. If you are aware of restrictions placed on items going from your country of residence to another, then please mention this in the lot description to help bidders. Example: Before placing your bid, please be aware of the rules your country of residence may apply when importing alcohol.
Imagine guidelines - example lot
Now that you know exactly what you need in order to create a fantastic lot, it’s time to start selling your wine, sweet wine, port and champagne. Start submitting your special objects for auction.
We look forward to receiving your lots soon - our experts can’t wait to see what you have to offer!