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HI

i have 8 bottles of Chateau Bel Air 2006 Bordeaux from Schroder & Schyler.

Can you advise the value of this and if / where I could sell it . I bought this as an investment a few years ago.

Many Thanks

Sharon

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Hi Sharon

This is a nice, and it should be drinking very nicely these days.  I've seen it rated a highly as 91 points, and as low as 87 points.  Most of the reviews suggest that it is showing well now, and will continue in this vein for another 5-10 years.  

The pricing I have seen is about $75 to $100 per bottle, but that is the asking price in the US.  UK prices tend to be lower, and this is not the selling price. You'll have to consult with a fine wine auction house like Christie's to sell this on the open market.  They will, of course, take a commission on the sale.  

Hope that helps

Paul Wagner  

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Wines of the world, wine a food matching, wine and food service questions. I currently teach Wine courses at Napa Valley College, am an international wine judge, written many articles for publication, and have been a guest speaker at way too many wine conferences to remember. 25 years in the business. With Liz Thach and Janeen Olsen, I authored the definitive book on wine marketing: Wine Marketing & Sales, Strategies for a Saturated Market by The Wine Appreciation Guild, which won the Gourmand International Award in 2008 for the best wine book for professionals! With Rick Kushman of Capital Public Radio, I host a radio show and podcast called Bottletalk at rickandpaulwine.com, where I answer questions about wine and food on the air.

Experience

30 years in the business.

Organizations
Society of Wine Educators, Academy of Wine Communications, American Wine Society

Publications
Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine, Fine Wine Journal, les Amis du Vin Journal, Society of Wine Educators Journal, and more.

Education/Credentials
I have taught at Napa Valley College for the last twenty years.

Awards and Honors
Spanish National Wine Fair: A lifetime dedicated to wine award. Espaderino della Castelania di Soave in Italy.

Past/Present Clients
Wineries include Caymus, Wente, Parducci, Shannon Ridge, Paul Dolan Wines, Vigilance, and others. Wine regions include the Union des Grand Crus de Borcdeaux, Union des Grands Crus de St. Emilion, Consorzio di Chianti CLassico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Consorzio di Franciacorta, Rioja Alavesa, and others.

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