Best Wine Auctions & Ampersand Wine Auctions
have decided, as of today
join forces.

- Stronger Together -
A New Era for Wine Auctions

A promising collaboration is emerging in the world of wine auctions between two true pioneers:
Chris Thiran of Best Wine Auctions and Jochen De Vylder of Ampersand Wine Auctions.

With a shared passion for wine and a common vision for the future, Chris and Jochen have decided to join forces. This collaboration stems from the desire to combine their expertise to offer even more value to their clients.

Chris Thiran, a passionate wine connoisseur and visionary, founded Best Wine Auctions with one goal in mind: to create a unique and accessible marketplace for wine lovers around the world. With unparalleled expertise and an unwavering commitment to quality, he has built a reputation as a trusted authority in the wine industry over the past 25 years.

Jochen De Vylder, whose passion has been in the wine business for three decades, founded Ampersand Wine Auctions in 2018 after years of working as a freelance consultant for several major international auction houses such as Christie's and Acker Merrall & Condit. According to him, a good auction house should focus on perfect provenance and high quality offerings combined with a high level of customer service.

Through this collaboration, customers will benefit from the combined expertise of both companies. The goal is to strengthen each other, increase the offer, organize special live and online themed auctions coupled with unique tastings, and above all offer an even more efficient service to their customers.

With great enthusiasm, Chris Thiran and Jochen De Vylder look forward to the future, in which together they will reach new heights and further transform the world of wine auctions. This collaboration marks the beginning of an exciting new era, where innovation and tradition go hand in hand to create the ultimate wine experience.

Welcome to the next phase of wine auctions!

Chris Thiran

Jochen De Vylder