Edwin Vos has been appointed the International Head of Wine and Spirits at Christie’s. Vos joined Christie’s in 2012 a head of the Amsterdam wine department.
According to a statement from Christie’s, Vos has achieved a number of successes during his eight-year long tenure, including advancing “Christie’s as the auctioneer of choice for Madeira wines”; a bottle of the JCA & A Terrantez 1715 achieved a record price of $39,200 at the December 2016 fine wine auction in New York.
After graduating from Hotel Management School, Edwin Vos began working in the wine trade. In 1998 he started his personal wine database by noting the fine Bordeaux, Burgundy, Madeira and Vintage Port wines, he came across. As of 2002 Edwin participated at each annual Primeur tastings in Bordeaux, tasting all the Grand Crus of the young vintage. This allowed him to build a deep knowledge and a distinctive reference base of fine Bordeaux wines. In 2007 at the annual Fête de la Fleur, Edwin was introduced to the exclusive Commanderie de Bontemps de Medoc, Graves, Sauternes et Barsac and in 2018 into the Confraria do Vinho do Porto.
Vos replaces the highly respected David Elswood, who died in 2019.
Christie’s was founded in London in 1766. It remains one of the world’s leading auction houses, with offices in more than 40 countries.