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Selling Wine and Whisky in the current COVID-19 environment explained.

COVID-19 Operational Information For Sellers

Wickman’s have always been an online marketplace for the buying and selling of fine wine and whisky, technologically equipped to operate under a variety of situations. Our servers are fully hardened and scalable to be able to handle any likely stress scenario.

Our staff have always used the latest technology and techniques to value, catalogue and prepare your wine and whisky for auction.

If you have wine or whisky to sell, specialist auctions offer you, the seller, a targeted audience to achieve the best possible outcome in this challenging environment. Auctions offer the most reliable way of leveraging the highest value from any goods.

Remember, whilst there may be a glut at present, bottles of wine and whisky are eventually opened and consumed, decreasing the volume available whilst increasing the perceived value. Good, popular wine and whisky will always maintain market value while it is drinkable.

To get a valuation please fill in the form on the selling wines page.

PLEASE NOTE: Whilst we are managing different shifts and schedules for our warehouse to comply with changing COVID-19 directions there may also be a temporary, minor change of days when the auction opens and closes. We apologise in advance if this causes any inconvenience.

And of course there is always the disruption that is caused through snap lockdowns and we ask for your patience and understanding if this happens at a crucial time during the inspection and auction cycle.


Opinion; The changing landscape of wine & whisky values during a Pandemic

Updated 25th July 2021

A major segment of auction buyers in the hospitality and travel industry are suffering repeated, major blows since the emergency began. The entire supply chain from wineries & distilleries through to distributors, bars, restaurants, events, casinos and through to the consumer and private collector remains in chaos.

The easing of restrictions around Australia increased confidence in the overall market for both buyers and sellers but setbacks with the vaccine and the introduction of various lockdowns have upset any perceived recovery. Only time will tell how demand and values shake out over the next year.

Mark Wickman
Wine and Whisky Auctioneer