Buy Fine Wine and Spirits with Confidence at Waddington’s
We take great pride in the wines and spirits we are able to offer, and go to extraordinary lengths to maintain the trust you continue to place in us. Here are a few reasons to buy wine and spirits with confidence at Waddington’s.
We vet the provenance and storage conditions of each consignment prior to accepting them for auction. This results in us rejecting hundreds and sometimes thousands of bottles a year from consignors.
Each bottle is inspected by hand prior to inclusion in our auctions. Wines undergo further inspection by our staff and a third-party wine auction industry veteran prior to catalogue publication. And finally, each auction is reviewed by the LCBO to make sure it meets their high level of standard.
While other auction houses may put the onus of verifying the condition of wines on the bidder, we provide thorough condition notes for each lot upfront. Ullage, capsule condition, and even scuffed labels — we notate every possible condition detail so you can bid comfortably by just reading the catalogue’s description.
High Resolution Photographs
Just in case the detailed conditions in the catalogue are not enough, we take well-lit high resolution photographs of each and every lot in our in-house photography studio. We never use stock photography, nor duplicate images. Each lot is photographed individually by our expert in-house photographer. What you see is what you get! And if our studio photos aren’t enough, we are happy to take additional photos of anything you need.
Find Your Favourites
We want to help you find your favourite vintages and cuvées as effortlessly as possible, which is why for every auction we provide a beautiful PDF catalogue with an index, a spreadsheet of every wine in the auction, our filterable WineFinder search tool, and our online galleries with extensive filtering and sorting options. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us at [email protected].
Local Consignors, Local Storage
The vast majority of our consignments come from the Greater Toronto Area and are securely stored at our downtown Toronto offices. Our wines only travel twice: once when they come in for consignment, and then when they leave with their new owners after an auction. Our wines are not travelling to third-party storage, nor between provinces or countries.
Contact us to find out more.