Founded by sommelier David Rabaud, World Wine Services is dedicated to providing the yachting industry with fine wines and spirits. It offers specialist recommendations and alternatives and can deliver both locally and internationally.
World Wine Services in Nice, France
Founded in 2007, World Wine Services provides a wide range of fine wine, champagne, whiskies, cognacs and other spirits to the luxury yachting industry, as well as villas, private jets, offices and more. With a prime office location in Nice, France, WWS is conveniently situated near airports, ports, loading keys, motorways and vineyards.
Taking pride in its wide selection of premium wine and champagne, the WWS team is renowned for its exceptional and trustworthy recommendations, having gained an incomparable amount of industry experience in both wine supply and wine service.
As fine wine specialists, WWS is dedicated to only supplying the most exquisite products that have proven, traceable provenance, guaranteeing excellence each and every time. Delivering a professional and honest service, every bottle is sourced through a close network of trusted suppliers before being hand-checked by the WWS warehouse team.
Sommelier David Rabaud – Unrivalled industry knowledge
David Rabaud, sommelier and founder of WWS, boasts a wealth of invaluable knowledge, with his passion and experience unrivalled in the industry. Having worked as head sommelier and beverage manager in a range of the most premium establishments in London, Paris and Sydney, including The Ritz Hotel and Pavillon Elisee Lenotre, David is highly experienced in the buying, managing and supervision of wine supply and service.
Renowned in the industry, WWS was the champagne sponsor of the 2022 MYBA Superyacht Chef’s Competition and Award Ceremony, with David also appearing on the judging panel.
Its optimal position in the South of France allows for free and efficient deliveries to all ports between Mandelieu and Monaco, ensuring every product arrives quickly and in excellent condition. As well as local deliveries, WWS also delivers further afield to destinations such as Spain, Italy, the Adriatic, the rest of the Mediterranean (including a range of islands), Antigua, St. Maarten and other areas of the Caribbean. With no limits on where WWS can deliver, clients all around the world can take advantage of its services.
Its expert team can arrange delivery solutions to suit every client based on specific individual needs. Clients can choose between a range of delivery options to ensure each delivery is convenient and adheres to every requirement, whether it is for a yacht or a private jet.
WWS prides itself on delivering only the best products in exceptional conditions, whether the delivery is local or international. Working with trusted freight and airfreight partners, WWS ensures a safe arrival every time. Each order is wrapped on pallets or shipped in transport-approved polystyrene boxes for maximum security and can be delivered straight to the yacht or port, shipyards or any other desired location, guaranteeing a professional and trustworthy service.
Prices may vary depending on the value of the merchandise, location and the urgency of the order.
WWS can provide tax-free deliveries of wine, champagne and spirits to eligible yachts and private jets. Vessels that meet the requirements can receive tax-free goods, as well as private jets with a non-stop, direct route and a final destination outside of the EU.
Please contact WWS for advice about how to receive tax-free goods.
Understanding the importance of storing wine and champagne correctly, the WWS delivery team have temperature-controlled and refrigerated vans to guarantee exceptional quality with every delivery.
Classic products for charter guests and alternatives and recommendations
As connoisseurs and fine wine experts, WWS knows how to recommend the very best wine, champagne and spirits for its clients, and although WWS will always try its very best to source exactly what clients are looking for, availability cannot always be guaranteed due to the current climate and an uncertain market. However, David and the team can provide excellent alternatives and recommendations for classic and popular products, giving clients the opportunity to try something new that has been carefully selected by a professional.
When stocking up for the season it is advised to anticipate every potential need, as although WWS will always try its best to source the most popular champagnes and fine wines (such as the products listed below), its team is equipped to suggest alternative products to meet the current shortages.
Louis Roederer Cristal
WWS provides a catalogue that showcases its current wines and spirits – including the team's personal favourites and other exclusive wines.
Wine for investment
The quality and value of wine can increase with time if stored correctly. With this in mind, WWS can provide a range of different products purely for investment. WWS offers Grands Cru and an array of rare and fine burgundies for wine enthusiasts.
Shipyards and new builds
WWS can assist with ordering stock for client new builds. Its experienced team can offer its services right from the beginning of the build, providing the knowledge needed to create an excellent wine cellar filled with premium products.
It works with top suppliers of the finest glassware, fridges, shelves and other storage compartments to ensure each new build is equipped and ready to go. Frequently delivering to top shipyards including Nobiskrug, Lürssen, Royal Huisman and Feadship, among others, WWS is a master in fine wines and specialises in delivering flawless advice.
Wine cellar consultations
Throughout the new build or refit process, it is vital that the wine cellar is installed correctly in order to maintain the quality of stock. Wine and champagne must be stored sensibly to avoid potentially ruining an otherwise perfect product. Lighting, materials and storage are all things to consider when designing and installing a cellar on board a superyacht.
With masses of knowledge surrounding wine and its storage needs, WWS can provide free cellar consultations for yachts, whether in the new build or refit stages, to help ensure fine wines and other alcoholic beverages are stored correctly and conveniently.
If clients require a little more assistance when setting up an on-board wine cellar, WWS is more than happy to help.
Vineyard tours for owners, guests and crew
As well as supplying products and expert recommendations to the yachting industry, WWS can also arrange vineyard tours across some of the most exquisite vineyards in France (subject to availability).
Perfect for crew members looking to explore the local area, or guests and owners wanting to immerse themselves in the full experience, tours can be arranged at some of the finest vineyards, including Château de Pibarnon and Domaine Tempier Bandol.
How to order
WWS is open seven days a week for orders and deliveries, with a professional and helpful team on hand to assist with any enquiries. To avoid disappointment, WWS encourages ordering in advance by email or WhatsApp. Due to limited availability of popular brands, WWS strongly recommends ordering in advance or contacting the team for expertly recommended alternatives – a great delivery begins with a great order!
Contact World Wine Services today for a professional and trusted sommelier service and wine supply!