SVP, Global Head of Wine and Spirits
Adam Bilbey is the Global Head of the Wine and Spirits Department. Based in Hong Kong and equipped with more than 20 years of valuable experience in the fine wine industry, Adam oversees and innovates strategic initiatives of the category, and leads Christie’s global wine specialist teams to win consignments, drive sales, uplift client acquisition and engagement for live and online auctions, and private sales, with the aim of solidifying Christie’s market position and expanding the wine business worldwide. Prior to joining Christie’s, Adam orchestrated some of the largest and most important auctions to come to market in recent years, and also worked in a leading international wine and spirits merchant. Adam is also a consummate auctioneer.
VP, Head of Wine and Spirits, Asia Pacific
Fai Lo is a Wine Specialist for Christie’s Hong Kong. Fai supports the Wine department heads in the areas of inspection and authentication, catalogue production, consignment valuation and negotiation, and client relations, with a particular focus on developing client relationships in the Greater China region.
Fai received his Bachelor’s in Business Management from City University of Hong Kong and his Master’s in Marketing from the University of New South Wales in Australia. He speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
International Director, Specialist
Tim Triptree MW is International Director, Wine at Christie’s. Tim’s main role is curating, sale planning and execution of Christie’s wine auctions internationally. Based at Christie’s London, his role includes sourcing consignments, inspection and authentication, developing client relations and hosting wine events and master-classes. Following an initial career in banking, Tim became interested in wine whilst living in Mendoza, Argentina studying Spanish and completing a sommelier course. Tim joined Christie’s Wine Department in 2005 after graduating with an MBA Distinction (Wine Business Management). He completed the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma, gaining a Distinction in 2008 being awarded the Sherry Institute Scholarship and Constellation Scholarship, which involved wine visits to Jerez and New Zealand respectively. Tim was awarded the Trinity Champagne Scholarship in 2009 from the Institute of Masters of Wine and became a Master of Wine in September 2018. His Research Paper was on the use of reserve wines in Brut NV Champagne and has a specific interest in Champagne, as well as Rhône, Burgundy and Bordeaux. Tim has been a wine judge at the International Wine & Spirit Competition since 2011, a Panel Judge at Decanter World Wine Awards 2017/2018 and at Bacchus Wine 2018 in Madrid.
In January 2013, Tim was seconded to Christie’s Hong Kong for four years focusing efforts on raising the department’s profile in the region as well as involvement with wine auctions in Hong Kong and Shanghai. He became Head of Sale, Hong Kong before returning to London in January 2017 and was promoted to International Director in June 2018.
Head of Department
Noah joined Christie’s London Wine Department in 2007, after graduating from The University of Leeds with an honors degree in English Literature and Philosophy. Noah has been involved in several high-profile wine auctions in Europe, including the sale of Historic Cognacs from the Private Cellars of La Tour d’Argent in 2012 and the sale of Fine Wines from the Private Collection of Sir Alex Ferguson CBE in 2014. In May 2013, Noah was awarded the British Guild of Food Writers Award for Food Writer of the Year for various publications relating to wine and gastronomy. In September 2014, Noah joined Christie’s New York Wine Department, where he worked as Head of Sale, focused on building relationships with American collectors, the sourcing of rare wines and spirits for auctions in the US and Europe, sale curation and specialist wine events. In June 2018, Noah returned to Christie’s London Wine Department as Head of Department and is mainly focused on developing Christie’s Wine Department’s profile in the UK and across Europe, sourcing exceptional collections of Wines and Spirits for sale, inspection and authentication of property and building long-term relationships with collectors around the world. Noah’s professional interests include the fine wines of Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rioja, and the rare spirits market, with a focus on collectible whisky.
Charlie joined Christie’s in 2014 after working for a fine wine merchant in the City. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he achieved 1st Class Honours in Classics, specializing in the ancient wine trade in Rome and Greece. He has worked for vineyards in South Africa and Argentina and won a scholarship to attend the European Wine Bloggers Conference in Turkey and subsequently also travelled with the Conference to Rioja. He has completed his WSET Diploma and has been pleased to work on auctions at Christie’s such as the Avery Family Collection, the Cellars of the Earl of Halifax and Wines from the Malbec Family Collection.
Charlotte joined the Christie’s Wine team in London in the spring of 2018 having worked in the wine trade in London for several years. She supports the team in acquiring collections, cataloguing sales and auctioneering, working closely with clients in the UK and throughout Europe to curate the sales in London and Geneva. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of London and is currently studying for her WSET Diploma. Fluent in French, her professional interests include the wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Alsace.
International Head of Department
After graduating from Hotel Management School Edwin Vos started working in the wine trade where he held various positions buying and selling fine wines. From 1998 he commenced by noting all the fine Bordeaux, Burgundy, Madeira and Vintage Port wines in a personal database. From 2002 Edwin started visiting the annual primeur tastings in Bordeaux, during these extensive tastings of all the grand crus’s of the young vintage he has built up a wide reference and experience of fine Bordeaux wines.
During the Fête de la Fleur 2007, Edwin was introduced in the exclusive Commanderie de Bontemps de Medoc, Graves, Sauternes et Barsac. The introduction of Blandy’s Madeira on the Dutch market in 2009 was a personal passion where Edwin has greatly contributed to the on-going success of this category.
In 2012 Edwin joined Christie’s as Head of the Amsterdam Wine Department bringing with him more than 15 years of wine trade experience. After a year and a half he focused his attention to assisting the London, New York and Hong Kong sales. Following his knowledge and connections on Madeira Edwin has started to annually set up selective offerings of old and rare Madeira for all our global auctions. These have attracted a loyal following and are showing great success. Meanwhile breaking multiple world records for Madeira’s on sale. Christie’s remains the number one specialist in this field.
Under Edwin’s management in 2015 the exclusive bi-annual Geneva wine sales were successfully re-introduced. With Bouchard Pere & Fils he has set up a great single owner auction in 2016 offering reserve wines coming directly from their Chateau de Beaune cellars. To this day this remains the largest offering of old Burgundies coming direct from the producer’s cellars. The Historic Comte de Vogue auction that followed in May 2018 is a record for this sought after Burgundy producer and among the most elusive direct from the producers sales. He worked closely with the team at de Vogue to bring this auction to life. Edwin is a member of the Christie’s Wine executive team and has started auctioneering in 2017.
Head of Sales, Continental Europe
Adam joined the Christie’s Wine Department in 2021 after working for many years in entertainment and media. He has shepherded several important Hollywood collections including Fine Wine from the Cellar of Quincy Jones and The Exceptional Collection of Danny & Donna Arnold as well as other important collection sales including the Ruan Collection and A Diplomat’s Collection of Rarities. Adam regularly leads top client dinners and tasting events with wine producers including Château Latour, Dom Pérignon, and Harlan Estate as well as spirits brands including Casa Dragones and Mortlach.
Adam holds a BA in Government from Harvard University with a citation in French as well as a MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. He holds a Certificate in Food & Beverage Management from Cornell, WSET Level 3 in Wine with Merit, and is studying toward his WSET Diploma. He is an avid collector of contemporary art and is currently a member of LACMA’s Modern & Contemporary Art Council. In the past, he has been a member of the Whitney Contemporary Patrons, the MoMA Junior Associates, and the auction committee for Project Angel Food’s Angel Art Gala.
Returning to Christie’s in 2004 Chris Munro led the London team until his recent move to Head of Wine Department for the Americas in May 2018. Under his watch in London, the department hosted a number of winery direct sales from many major Bordeaux Chateaux and highly regarded Burgundian Domaines. Major highlights from his tenure in London included the historic cellar of John Avery, The Superb Private Collection of Sir Alex Ferguson and London’s largest ever multi-vendor sale ( 4.5 million GBP ) held in December 2013. Chris’s knowledge of the auction market and his experience of the fine wine market will enable him to strengthen Christie’s service to its wine buyers and sellers across America.
VP, International Director, Wine
Associate Vice President, Specialist
Mr. Rusinak joined Christie’s New York Wine Department in 2018. Prior to Christie's, Mr. Rusinak worked in the Hospitality industry after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Masters degree in Hospitality Management. Mr. Rusinak then pursued his thesis and passion for the study of wine and spent the last seven years working in the wine industry. Mr. Rusinak specializes in wine inventory and inspection; his professional interests include fine Champagnes and wines of Tuscany.
Jeremy Dalton is a Cataloguer in New York supporting a growing bi-costal wine team. He joined Christies in January 2022. Prior to Joining Christie’s, he was a Post-Sale Coordinator at another international auction house and has worked in California participating in grape harvest and winemaking. He has also spent time as a Farming Apprentice on an organic farm in the Hamptons. Jeremy holds a B.S. in Communications & Theater Productions from Northwestern University with a focus in Theatrical Design and is an amateur photographer. Jeremy’s favorite wine is Tokaji from Hungary and Carménère from Chile.
Senior Luxury Development Associate