UKV PLC buys and sells investment grade wines, catering to individuals building a wine cellar or individuals buying a bottle of wine as an investment product that they will sell later on for a financial gain. At UKV PLC, experts help customers select the best wine within their budget to meet their investment objective, or the most suitable wine for a special event.
The company maintains offices in London and Surrey; individuals may book an appointment to meet with a wine consultant in person or the wine merchant’s consultants will travel to customer’s homes or offices if requested. While all investments are speculative, UKV PLC studies Robert Parker’s scoring system and the market before recommending one of their wines from Europe’s preeminent vineyards.
Since UKV PLC recommends that clients hold on to their wine for at least five years to maximize their return, they use bonded warehouses with optimal storage conditions to hold the wine for their clients. Individuals can have their wine delivered to them from the warehouse at any time if they wish to consume or sell the wine.
UKV PLC’s Facebook page caters to wine drinkers as opposed to investors, with recipes to use leftover wine, food pairings and the benefits of drinking red wine. The company’s Twitter account is similarly geared toward casual wine drinkers, although they have tweeted about the world’s most expensive red wines and tips for starting a modest wine collection.