In an effort to make wine auctions more accessible, Hong Kong auction house Aeos Auctions has launched, offering daily online auctions, live seasonal auctions and community workshops on wine in the city.
Led by Simon Tam, former Head of Wines at Christie’s, the new Aeos Auction aims to create a next-generation auction house that welcomes wine lovers of all skill levels.
In addition to collectable wines, the auction house also offers ready-to-drink wines at various prices. Tam and his team are passionate about demystifying the auction process and the wine industry at large, in hopes of fostering a community of “like-minded people who can come together to share and grow their knowledge. on wine”.
The auction house hopes to set itself apart from typical industry players by offering shipments of ready-to-drink wines from established and emerging winemakers alongside shipments from serious wine collectors.
Prestigious names from the Grands Crus Classés of Bordeaux and Grands Crus of Burgundy as well as well-known names from Napa Valley and Margaret River have already matured in the bottle, ensuring that the wines offered for auction can be tasted immediately. Additionally, collections of unique pre-owned wines from famous terroirs and historic estates will also be available.
When it comes to auctions, the team wants to create an efficient, fully automated online auction platform with week-long rolling auctions with new wines added daily so buyers are always seeing something new. The online system is designed to help bidders win the wines they want at the lowest possible price.
The daily online auctions are personally hosted by Simon, who shares his expertise to ensure bidders know what they are paying for and have fun doing it, providing wine appraisal enhanced by his knowledge of the true price of wine. , based on factors such as provenance, rarity and condition. The team wants to help buyers choose wines that really suit their needs and let them know what they are really buying.
Aeos Auctions’ first live auction will be held on January 22, 2022 at Bacchus Wine & Restaurant and will feature a single private owner’s collection of pioneering Burgundy wines from the famed Domaine René Engel. This auction will include grands crus from Domaine René Engel Clos du Vougeot Grand Cru and Grands Échézeaux. For more details, please check the website.