“I have sold a large amount of wine through SFWC and will continue to use their services, which I find are both flexible and the most effective channel for many types of wine. When purchasing, I know that wines are sourced from collectors like myself, who place a very high value on provenance. I’ve known Neal for a number of years and greatly appreciate his market expertise, knowledge of wine and trustworthy advice.”
“Neal has managed my entire collection with a high degree of service, professionalism and expertise. This includes the effective sale of over 2K bottles, focused acquisitions and managing inventory and logistics. SFWC is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to maximize the enjoyment of their wine collection.”
“Having bought and sold a large quantity of wine through SFWC, I can say that the service has been consistently exceptional. I would be hard-pressed to buy or sell my wines with anyone else. Tip of my cap to Neal Dessouky for being my guide through the enjoyment of wine.”
“SFWC acted to first help me organize my wines stored in the US – consolidating from far too many locations across the States into one cellar. The care they took oversee that process was no less than I would have myself, were I present in the US. A comprehensive inventory was done and from there the process commenced on advising how to sell off some of my wines. Neal was always honest and upfront, noting the advantages and disadvantages of various routes and never tried to hard sell SFWC as THE best channel. He laid out a realistic plan and over the course of six months things went beautifully. The prices realized were very much in line with (and often higher than) what I would have achieved at auction, and when you consider the hassle of moving wines to auction, the lack of personalization, the excessive commissions paid and the risk of not selling and then needing to move back, I would go with SFWC on this project every time.”
“My husband and I had accumulated a lovely wine cellar over many years. When he passed away I needed to not only downsize but to let others enjoy some of the fruits of our collection. I had several people come out to the cellar and all of them were insistent to “take the wine off my hands,” that I hurry and get it organized and get it shipped to them. This was a large task for me to tackle and rather overwhelming.
I was referred to Neal through a group of friends that understood my struggles. It took me several months, many emails and long conversations with him to sort and ship quite a few cases of wine. Neal not only took the time to help me, he was also incredibly patient and never pressured me to hurry – he was the only person who actually listened to what I wanted. He helped me keep the wines that I wanted, but also downsize my collection leaving me with a well-rounded cellar. I think Neal is not only a great businessman but also a truly compassionate, honest, kind person. It was a pleasure to work with him and I’m very grateful for the referral.”