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Friday 3 July 2015

Christie’s appoints Bill Blatch as consultant

22nd February, 2013 by Rupert Millar

Auction house Christie’s has appointed Bill Blatch to be its international wine consultant, based in Bordeaux.

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Bill Blatch at the 2010 en primeurs, photo courtesy of The Wine Cellar Insider

Blatch, who has been involved in the wine trade – in particular in Bordeaux – for more than 40 years will be tasked with finding “unique and interesting crus to include in Christie’s international wine sales.”

Christie’s announced: “His unique experience and his knowledge of the field will no doubt benefit the expertise of Christie’s wine experts, in a flourishing global market.”

Having started in the trade as a buyer for Grants of St James’s, Blatch swiftly moved on to a life in France having married a Frenchwoman, Tita.

In 1974 he became export director for Bordeaux négociants A. Delor et Compagnie and in 1982 he founded another négociant, Vintex, from which he retired last March.

2 Responses to “Christie’s appoints Bill Blatch as consultant”

  1. Congratulations Bill

    Will try to catch up with you in June

    Jeremy & Rachel

  2. Peter Fritts says:

    Congrats! Do you think you are busy enough now?. Hope to see you this year.
    Best to you from all of us at Grape.

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