Three stragglers

16.11.17 – Wine Investment – It’s quite difficult to dispute the proposition that the fine wine market, as represented by the Liv-ex 100, awoke from its slumber almost exactly 2 years ago and has been moving ahead since then at varying degrees of acceleration. We thought it might be revealing, therefore, to look at wines which […]

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A rising tide

07.11.17 –  Wine Investment At Amphora we obviously spend a lot of time scouring the fine wine market for bargains, and occasionally we will take a blanket view across all regions to see if there is anything notable from this top-down perspective. We have talked of late about the value resident in pretty much every 2009 […]

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Vintage really does count

31.10.17 – Wine Investment Eagle-eyed readers of last week’s note have pointed out that you can “throw a blanket” over the prices of 5 quite different Petit Moutons, and are wondering what exactly this means in respect of a tactical approach to the market. Does it mean, for example, that considerations of quality are irrelevant […]

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Profit taking is not a crime

25.10.17 Hard on the heels of the trip to India, Amphora was invited to Japan by the American Chamber of Commerce to speak to its members on the subject of fine wine investment. The ACCJ has in recent times presented experts in the field of a variety of “passion investments” and it was delighted to […]

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Tokyo travels

24.10.17 Amphora’s client base in Japan has been growing steadily over the last few years. We visit Japan every three months and spend time in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. The last trip saw James Fletcher flying out to Tokyo to meet David Jackson who was on the tail end of a trip from India. To […]

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A Passage to India

18.10.17 In its continual quest to spread the fine wine investment message worldwide, Amphora visited Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi two weeks ago to conduct presentations and blind-tastings as guests of one of its new Indian wealth management partners, Altamount Capital. It has selected Amphora to spearhead its drive into the world of alternative investments. Trips […]

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Proactive management

27.09.17 One of the interesting findings from the analysis of price movements that we have been doing post Brexit referendum was the differentiated performance of sectors within the market, and indeed to learn that there was no premium in terms of price-rise accorded to older (pre 1996), and therefore scarcer wines. Over the time frame, […]

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The currency of wine continued

19.09.17 Such was the interest created by last week’s currency note that we have been asked to investigate further, and as the real shock arrived with the referendum result we have taken the analysis back to that point. The question therefore becomes: which wines have underperformed most over the full period of sterling weakness, (which […]

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The currency of wine

Tracking the ups and downs of the currency and fine wine markets over the past few years, it’s surely no coincidence that they match up rather closely and with that correlation come opportunities. Whichever way you look at the above five year chart, the indices it records appear to bottom in July 2014, before taking […]

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Missing a trick

07.09.17 “Quelle dommage”, as they would say in Bordeaux. Last weekend the Sunday Times ran an article in its ‘Money’ supplement about alternative asset performance and seems to us to have somewhat missed a trick. True, it trotted out all the recent performance figures, which are helpful to a point, but it failed to address […]

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Contrary bubbles

30.08.17 It is quite a challenge at times like this when the Champagne sector outperforms, because the dynamics which apply elsewhere in the fine wine investment world do not tend to apply to Champagne. As most people now know we at Amphora Portfolio Management have a proprietary algorithm which assesses a series of variables all […]

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Shut up, Jerry

22.08.17 We have fielded a lot of queries recently about the 2005 vintage. As we all know there was the much-heralded Parker retrospective 2 years ago subsequent to which it has been quite difficult for wines of that vintage to make much headway. It was, understandably enough, as though all the latent interest had been […]

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