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Inheriting a wine cellar: what are the good reflexes to adopt and the pitfalls to avoid?


OUR ADVICE - What to do with the wine inherited? Inheriting a large number of bottles can be, if you are not necessarily an amateur, a real poisoned gift. It is therefore important to adopt the right reflexes in order to act as well as possible and to optimize the precious bottles as much as possible.

The day you inherit a cellar from a parent, "

either you are a happy amateur, or you try to turn a potential treasure into money

“, declares with pragmatism Karim Karroum, antique dealer of old spirits and specialized in cellar expertise.

While it is common to want to financially optimize the inheritance in succession, it remains difficult to avoid certain pitfalls, in particular from a tax point of view.

In an increasingly speculative wine and spirits market, scams are on the rise, and the slightest misstep can cost you dearly, not only financially, but also emotionally.

A golden rule: do not rush.

Whatever its value, a legacy deserves patience, respect, and a few precautions.

Here are our tips for enhancing your legacy.

To discover

  • Our selection of ten nugget champagnes at less than 40 euros

How to assess the value of a cellar?

The first reflex to adopt: call on an expert, by contacting the auctioneer of his city of residence, who will put you in touch with an expertise office...

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Source: lefigaro

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