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Friday 25 April 2014

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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