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Appraise Your Wine


Our firm produces fully researched and written Fair Market value, and Retail Replacement value appraisals for estate tax, gift tax, financial planning, insurance, and charitable donation purposes. Working with our firm, you will receive a thorough report written in compliance with all IRS, USPAP, and Insurance industry standards. We utilize the top talent in the appraisal business to give you the best possible information on the value of your collection.


We are pleased to provide appraisal and consultation calls all over the United States. Please call us at 248.792.2929 to schedule an appointment, or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it







1) Please complete the information form below

2) Please send well-focused digital images of the wine/collection uploaded to the form below


Caroline Ashleigh Associates, LLC
1221 Bowers Street  #1863
Birmingham, MI. 48012

Please note that you may also print this form and send it with your pictures via U.S. mail (please fill out all information before printing.)

A value opinion given from a photograph does not guarantee value, selling price, or authenticity of an item(s).

Thank you!


Describe the information on the wine label. (Include your photographs, if possible. You may attach your photographs further down on this form.)

Describe the wine's condition. (Note How is the Wine Stored?)

What is the provenance? (How did you acquire the wine? Do you know anything about its history?)

(Please include any comments or information that you believe might help our specialists. The higher the quality of the photographs you provide, and the more detailed the descriptions of your property, the more accurate our appraisal and auction estimates will be.)

Please attach your digital images below.

Do's and Don'ts for Sending Images

Every week we receive thousands of emails and phone calls from clients asking us to evaluate their property. Almost always, our first response is: send us a photograph of the item. The old adage "A picture is worth a thousand words" is very true... but only when the "picture" provides useful information. Here's a list of basic do's and don'ts when sending photographs of your property to our specialists for review.

DO send photographs of the entire front and the entire back.
Close-up photographs are great, but don't forget to send us a photograph of the overall front and back of the bottle. We don't want to miss anything important because it was cropped out of the photograph.

DO send a detail of any other markings.
Labels — tell us all important details that will assist us in determining the value for your item(s).

DO send photographs that are in focus and have enough light to see the item being photographed.
If you can't see what it is, then we can't either.

DON'T send photographs with large glares.
Camera flashes and direct sunlight often produce glares in photographs, especially those with very shiny surfaces, such as bottles.

DON'T email photographs larger than 1MB each.
Larger-sized digital photographs are easier to zoom in and see the details, but too many extremely large photographs in one email completely crashes our computer system. Use a zip file if you need to send more than a dozen images.

DON'T email photographs too small.
Digital photographs less than 100KB are so small that we can't see the item well enough to give an opinion on its age, quality, and value.

DO be sure to include any other information that you know about your wine.
Receipts, provenance, how it has been stored, etc.


Privacy Statement:

We collect information from you when you fill out our form.  When filling out our Information Form you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address or phone number, in order to process your request.

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, other than for the express purpose of delivering the service requested.  We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.



Estimates and opinions of value provided are preliminary only and may change based upon first hand inspection and additional research. Please be advised that Caroline Ashleigh Associates, LLC does not assume responsibility for any shipment or delivery of property to our premises, or the return of said property, unless a contract agreement and itemized inventory has been signed in advance of shipment . The client is responsible for all associated costs to insure items to and from our office.

Thank you for this opportunity to be of service to you!