Wine appraisal reviews help our customers and their legal counsel to determine if previously contracted appraisers adhered to appraisal methodology rules and legal standards required under federal law. Have you previously hired an alleged spirits & wine appraiser, winery appraiser, brewery or distillery appraiser and later questioned their work, and or the validity of their appraisal report? Were you you unsatisfied with their work product and final appraisal report? Did you ultimately discover after spending your money that the appraiser’s performance and appraisal report was less than acceptable? You now have recourse available to you through this invaluable appraisal reviews service and legal tool.
According to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) an “Appraisal Review” is defined as follows: “The act or process of developing and communicating an opinion about the quality of another appraiser’s work that was part of an appraisal, or appraisal consulting assignment”. USPAP is a federal law created by US Congress in 1986 after the 1985 Savings & Loan banking fiasco. This service and invaluable tool is a real asset in spirits & wine cases that are heading for litigation.
Tom DiNardo is our Appraisal Review expert who specializes in spirits & wine appraisals. View his qualifications here. Watch wine appraisal specialist Tom DiNardo in his appraisal educational video to learn more about the responsibilities and obligations of professional appraisers. In addition to being one of the nation’s most sought after spirits & wine appraisers, Mr. DiNardo is also a certified sommelier (spirits & wine expert), wine educator, and a Daubert Qualified expert witness.
A wine Appraisal Review is performed by a qualified, accredited, professional appraiser who may also act as your spirits & wine expert witness. It is the professionally written evaluation of the prior appraiser’s appraisal report and or their workfile. The professional report notes in particular where the prior appraiser’s work, and or their prepared appraisal report, either conformed to and or deviated from USPAP required methodology. Included in the Appraisal Review is the in depth examination of the appraiser’s qualifications and a written confirmation, and or denial, of the prior appraiser’s adherence to accepted appraisal theory, appraisal methodology, appraisal practices, and the federal guidelines mandated by the USPAP law. Missing information gaps obtained from the prior appraisal report are professionally addressed and outlined in the professional appraiser’s report concerning the improper appraisal. The appraisal review tool is especially useful in situations involving contested assets, litigation, and contractor disputes.