Robin Butler, who trades in the name 'Butler’s Antiques', has been the leading expert in the subject of antique wine accessories for over 30 years, although his hands-on experience in the world of antiques goes back to 1963. His books (see below left) demonstrate his passion for this niche subject, and he has brought all that accumulated wealth of knowledge to this website.
Butler’s Antiques caters equally for those whose enjoyment is wine as it does for those who collect antiques. It is for this reason that there is a strong emphasis on practicality - decanters that can and should be used on the dinner table, for example. Equally important is that all items on this website are what they say they are – that all dates and descriptions carry a guarantee that they are as described. It is not surprising, therefore, that Butler’s is the world leader in its field.
We strive to please our customers by providing excellent value, and friendly service. If you see something which interests you, please do enquire about it. We welcome all telephoned and e-mail enquiries, and do our best to make purchasing as easy as possible by answering all e-mails quickly, and dispatching weekday orders within 24 hours.
June 2012 - Our collaborator: Hugh Johnson
Butler's is happy to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Hugh Johnson, the world's doyen of wine writers, who himself had a wine accessories and antiques business, The Hugh Johnson Collection Ltd, for many years at 69, St James's Street, London SW1. Many of you will probably remember its green and gold bay window. Hugh's Collection will collaborate with Robin on acquiring the finest obtainable stock, reaching out to lovers of wine and beautiful things worldwide.
Pick of the month
This is a truly exceptional decanter for a variety of reasons. First Magnums of this date are really rare. Second it is engraved 'RED. WINE'...
UK customers £3,400, US customers $5,270, Euro customers €4,080