America’s Oldest Wine Shop Partners with WorthPoint
RESTON, Va.–WorthPoint Corporation, the premier website for art, antiques, and collectibles, announced today that New York-based Acker Merrall & Condit, America’s oldest wine shop, has selected WorthPoint as a data publishing partner. Under the new agreement, Acker Merrall & Condit will provide WorthPoint with upcoming and historical sales data on its wine auctions to be published on the WorthPoint web site. With information provided by Acker Merrall & Condit, WorthPoint is now able to provide more comprehensive data than ever.
“We are very excited about our new partnership with Acker Merrall & Condit,” said Will Seippel, CEO and Chairman of WorthPoint. “With this new relationship, we add the sales of some of America’s finest and rarest wines to our database, from a firm with an excellent reputation and with a history of impressive sales. We’re proud to partner with Acker Merrall & Condit, who’ve been wine merchants since 1820.”
WorthPoint is a collector’s social network and search engine rolled into one. The website is changing the process of assessing worth for collectibles by providing a vast database of sales records wherein an individual can assess the worth of their own collection. Through WorthPoint, collectors connect with experts to learn more about authenticity and value in art, antiques, and vintage items. Through the WorthPoint online community, members can contact other collectors interested in buying, selling, or swapping stories, and they can share their insight and knowledge through the forums and wikis.
Founded in 1820, Acker Merrall & Condit, prides itself as being America’s oldest and finest wine shop. The firm is not just a typical wine shop, and it’s not just about buying and selling wines, but also about sharing with its customers the experience of wine. The firm has greatly expanded its services with auctions, education, tastings and wine clubs. Three generations of the Kapon family have been dedicated to bringing the best from the vine to their customers. The firm offers the most comprehensive collections of fine and rare wines in America, and has sold over $50 million worth of the world’s finest wines — the best, hardest-to-get producers and vintages are regularly available.