I'm the founder and CEO of WineByOwner.com A few years ago a couple of my friends needed to downsize their cellars. When they looked around for ways to sell part of their collection, they found their options were pretty limited and quite expensive. After a lot of due diligence and shopping around they ended up selling through a broker and paid roughly 23% in commissions as well as much of the shipping costs. At that point, I knew there must be a smarter (and less expensive) way to sell wines from your own cellar. Since then I have known many others who wanted to sell individual bottles, six packs or even multiple cases of their wines for various reasons including changing tastes, simply having more wine than they could drink and having fine wines that had appreciated significantly in value.
I created WBO for these guys (and ladies) as well as you, me and all other small to medium size collectors out there who want to keep more of the money they get for selling their wine. THIS IS YOUR SITE. This site is also for those of us who are always looking for a certain wine for a special occasion that you simply cannot find down at the local wine shop or the producer. This site will give buyers access to some of the finest collections in the US and the opportunity to purchase these wines without the high broker markup.
I sincerely hope this site saves you money, helps you find that special bottle, enhances your eonological education, inspires you to share your own knowledge, and finally, make a few more friends out there who share this wonderful and wicked passion.