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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, KNOWLEDGE SHARING IS EMPOWERMENT

Ron Andes is a Magister Vini, the Dutch equivalent of Master of Wine (MW). Since 2007 he operates worldwide as a wine broker under the name of ‘Flying Wine Buyer’. He is Appraiser for wines and spirits. He occupies several positions in the main boards of the beverage industry, actually as President of the Royal Union of independent Wine & Spirit retailers. He uses his skills for lobbying and networking. In his daily work, he meets all relevant disciplines like production, sales, import, export, government, insurances, gastronomy, education and consumer trends. He connects specialists within his network:
 

Sourcing

Identify good wine and track it down. Andes is one of the few people with the rare ability to track down the best wines before they have become famous. Our core business is to match those little gems we call 'WOW-wines' with the right importers. Buyers could improve their efficiency by outsourcing their preselection. Flying Wine Buyer offers the most suitable wines directly from the source. To recognize and to distinguish quality is a true specialty. Lees meer….



Broking

As an independent broker Flying Wine Buyer creates new outlets for wine producers that meet with our high standard and help bringing the right wines to the right places. Being directly connected with potential buyers, producers will save expenses and time  Lees meer….  


Wine valuation/appraisal

You want to know the true value of your wines? First check out if the valuer involved is really competent and officially registered as such. As certified and registered Appraiser, Andes provides clarity about the true value of wines a for insurances, inheritance, company takeover, fraud, bankruptcies and private cellars. The expert opinion can exclusively be provided by the Registered Appraiser..  Lees meer….

 

Whisky valuation/appraisal

You want to know the true value of your Whiskies? First check out if the valuer involved is really competent and officially registered as such. As certified and registered Appraiser, Andes provides clarity about the true value of Whisky, Cognac and other spirits for insurances, inheritance, company takeover, fraud, bankruptcies and private cellars. The expert opinion can exclusively be provided by the Registered Appraiser.  Lees meer….

 

Network

Thanks to his multilingualism, Andes has access to a unique and exceptionally broad international network. This network, carefully built in more than 30 years, is the key to success. ‘You are who you know and we have interesting contacts for our customers.’ Lees meer….

                                                          

Motivation

"For my Doctoral Thesis, I went to Piedmont. During this stages the legendary Angelo Gaja taught me that less than 2% of the total world wine production deserves to be called ‘quality wine', but only a few buyers seems to have the ability to recognize and distinguish them. Because I’m one of them, and I know the market for decades, I started Flying Wine Buyer.”