Stephen Williams of AWC is Making Waves

The Antique Wine Company was founded in 1982 by Stephen Williams. They specialize in selling rare and fine wines, and they have thousands of clients around the globe. Based in London, England, their world-wide clients include hotels, restaurants and private individuals.


Stephen Williams is currently the company CEO and Managing Director. Running this company has made him an expert in fine wines, and he has become a widely quoted expert on the subject. He presents his insider’s view of the fine wine industry to readers of his blog and to listeners of a series of radio programs on the subject.


The Antique Wine Company is a fitting name for this business. While they sell some relatively current vintages, they also carry a number that are over 150 years old. Vintages they sold currently stock some of the finest collections and cellars in business and private collections the world over. While based in London, they also have two offices in Asia. This region of the world is becoming a dominant market in the field of fine wine.


In 2011, they also started offering what they call the Wine Academy. Through this service they provide classes in fine wine education and wine-focused corporate events. The company offers a range of corporate hospitality packages that include a London venue for wine tasting events held in their own custom-built facility. These events combine wine tastings with hot and cold food choices as well as an informative wine steward to inform guests regarding any wine and food combination choices. These events have attracted and entertained some of the elite from major global corporations such as HSBC, Aon Insurance and American Express.

The company website offers to buy and sell fine wines. They both seek and offer only wines that reflect the highest quality standards and that are sought after by collectors with refined tastes. They pride themselves on sourcing rare wines. They sell wines from the following categories and nationalities: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Italy, Spain, USA and Australia. If you are looking for the perfect gift for the wine connoisseur in your life, they have a section of their website just for you. If you are looking to buy, sell or just learn more about rare or fine wine, you need look no further than The Antique Wine Company.