We take great pleasure in announcing the appointment 

of our freelance wine, port and spirits expert -  

Mr Alistair Lang.

Alistair has a wide ranging knowledge on this subject and will be happy to offer free advice on any Lots you may want to auction.

Contact us on 01303 813545 - 9 am till 5 pm on weekdays.

Email thehogbens@gmail.com

Auction dates for Wine Port Whisky Rum 


 Alistair Lang

Wine consultant and Valuer

Tel: 01303 813545

Alistair has for many years developed his interest in all things vinicultural, whether having sampled his father's fine collection from an early age, or gaining an alternative vinuous education whilst at Harrow. He has spent thirty years in the City both as a Lloyd's Broker and Underwriter, occasionally being exposed to some of the finest wines known - only if the client was worthy of such a treat! 

In 1987 he undertook the wine course at the Fulham Road Wine Centre under the tutelage of the late James Rogers MW, and in the early 1990's co founded the Bacchus Wine Club which remains a thriving entity for connoisseurs in the South East. 
In 2003 he co founded InvesTaste Limited, an En Primeur collection of Classed Growth Clarets which was highly successful when auctioned at Bonhams in early 2008.
He has joined Westenhanger Auctioneers , whom he has known for many years, as a Consultant, to help grow the new wine specialist section within the Antiques and collectables auctions sales . An exciting prospect and one which will undoubtedly mature well!