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.
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.