Bud Cuchet (left) and Mark Bedini (right) at the Queens Award by Jason Andrews
Founded in 1994, FINE+RARE has grown into one of Europe’s largest fine wine merchants. Having started with just three men, an idea and a small office in West London, our offices in London and Hong Kong now hold more than 60 staff, speaking thirteen different languages, selling wine to all corners of the globe. Founding directors Mark Bedini (Chairman & CEO) and Bud Cuchet (Buying Director) still remain very much at the heart of what, and who, we are.
WHY CHOOSE FINE+RARE?
Our pricing model is radically different to most merchants. Rather than holding and financing stock, we create a unique marketplace by sourcing from thousands of different suppliers – direct from growers, from private collectors and trusted trade suppliers with prices constantly being matched to the industry.
Private client reserves on sale exclusively through us means that thousands of wines are immediately available, while a further £150m+ of wines are available to ship to order from the wider international marketplace.
This provides our customers with the broadest choice available anywhere – all at competitive market prices. Plus, with no stock of our own to ‘push’ or finance, we are completely impartial in our selections and recommendations. As well as an unmatchable range, our marketplace offers transparency and supreme agility. We can move quickly to find the next big thing, or that impossibly obscure Italian wine that no-one else can offer.
F+R's reputation and success relies on our integrity and the good quality of the stock we supply.Wines are condition-checked on arrival in our warehouse for signs of poor storage, defects or forgery, but customers should read our Terms of Sale taking special note of Clause 8.
For customers looking to value or sell their own wine, it means exposure to an established, active international customer base for virtually any fine wines in case lots or single bottles at current market prices.