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Average Wine Prices

Below is an overview of how Wine-Searcher calculates the average, minimum and maximum prices shown in various places around the site. Among other things, these are used to work out the world's Most Expensive and Best Value wines.

For Relevance and Accuracy:
  1. Auction prices are excluded.
  2. Several consistently high-priced lists are excluded.
  3. All units and prices are converted to a 750ml equivalent.
  4. Average prices are calculated from a 'topped and tailed' data set. We remove the highest and lowest 20%, to prevent the average being skewed by pricing errors. When only a small number of prices are available the median is used.

Taxes and Exchange Rates
All average prices shown on Wine-Searcher exclude sales tax. They are converted to international currencies using Interbank exchange rates, updated daily.

Min. & Max. Prices
The minimum and maximum wine prices shown in various places on the site are calculated using 'topped and tailed' data, with the top and bottom 10% removed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are average prices different from what I see in my search results?
There are three reasons you may see a variation:
  1. Taxes are always excluded from average prices, but not always from merchants' prices.
  2. Our average prices are calculated from a 'topped and tailed' data set, with the highest and lowest 20% removed.
  3. If you are using the free version of Wine-Searcher you are viewing only a partial set of results.

Are average prices calculated across all countries, or just the country I specified in my search?
Average prices and price ranges are calculated for each wine, for each vintage and for each country. So if you have selected the United States, we will show you the average price for the wine from merchants located only in the United States.

I'd like to work out the average price of my wines. Can you help?
Yes! Use our free wine valuation widget, the Cellar Calculator.

Average prices are used by wine investors to monitor the increasing value of their stock over time. For information about this see Wine Prices and Wine Investment Advice.

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