Mario Aschwanden, Manager Fine and Rare Wines at Baur au Lac Vins, expresses his philosophy thus: Buyers want the certainty that a wine has not already changed hands countless times, that it has been seamlessly and properly stored in a professionally air-conditioned cellar. Baur au Lac Vins was one of the first trading groups in Switzerland to import valuable wines from Burgundy and Bordeaux; and the intimate relationships it has cultivated with oenologists and estate owners go back over 160 years. Today, the fruit of these close links manifests itself in direct access to copious quantities of the best wines in the world. The latter are stored in Switzerland in an ultra-modern, purpose-built facility that guarantees perfect temperatures and humidity at all times. Constantly on the lookout for new stocks, Mario Aschwanden is interested in purchasing full cases of any top-quality fine wine from Switzerland and elsewhere in Western Europe, providing it has verifiably been cellared under perfect conditions. Please note that Baur au Lac Vins can only consider buying wines with a total value of CHF 2,000 or above.