Fine wine and spirits collectors across Germany, Austria Switzerland and Italy are set to benefit from a dedicated concierge-style service from a leadership team with decades of experience as we invest in the region
In a move that underscores our commitment to global excellence, FINE+RARE has expanded its presence in Europe with the opening of a new entity spanning the German, Austrian, Swiss and Italian markets.
Our renowned trading platform has long connected clients, reservists, producers and agents, a network united in its passion for fine wine, spirits and other luxury collectables. In an increasingly global ecosystem, the time is right to establish a dedicated entity to meet the needs of collectors across this important and intricately diverse region.
The move means our clients and partners in these markets will receive a richer F+R experience. By reducing the distance between us and those we are proud to serve, we will better understand the distinct trends and demands unique to the geography. We will be able to offer better access to the most exciting releases, and bolster relationships with our community of world-renowned makers. Essentially it’s about making what F+R does best even better: connecting those with a shared love of flavour, provenance and collecting.
Establishing FINE+RARE DACH+Italy also marks the first stage in a revolutionary transformation project for the team – and for our clients. In the coming months, we will unveil a refreshed global platform for sourcing, trading and celebrating fine wines and spirits. A multi-language site with local-currency transactions will set the path for a bespoke digital journeys – and continued global expansion. With improvements to the online trading platform and My F+R, our service will shift to a concierge experience. Our authentication and storage operations will see significant global expansion, too.
“Since 1994, we have served our network of private clients, reservists, producers and agents with passion and expertise,” said FINE+RARE’s global CEO Patrick O’Connor. “The love of fine wine and spirits drives us as we connect those with shared interests around the world. I am thrilled that with this new geographic expansion we’ll be equipped to bring clients even better service through, in due course, local currency and language offerings. Our closer proximity also means we can give you greater access to the most prized releases through our in-market allocations.”
Following the expansion into Milan, FINE+RARE offices are set to also open in Munich and Geneva over the coming weeks. The new locations join the increasingly global FINE+RARE network which spans London, Hong Kong and Singapore, supported by a digital excellence hub in Budapest.
For further information, or to start your collecting journey with FINE+RARE across Germany, Austria, Switzerland or Italy, do not hesitate to contact Patrick or reach out to the DACH+Italy team.