Every dog has it’s day

26.11.2018  – Fine Wine Investment  – Over the last 3 months the Liv-ex 50 has slipped the best part of 2.5% which as far as the fine wine market is concerned represents something of a correction. In terms of this particular index the market has given back all the year’s gains. The broader your perspective […]

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Parker palate vs science

15.11.2018  – Fine Wine Investment  – At the end of October in his Bordeaux Report Gavin Quinney wrote about the 2018 vintage, and quite an exciting vintage it looks too. Very helpfully Mr Quinney goes into considerable detail about the prevalent climatic conditions, rather recalling an excellent note written over 25 years ago by an […]

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A pair of Millennials

01.11.2018  –  Fine Wine Investment  – Last week the Liv-ex announced that the total value of bids and offers on its platform had reached an all-time high at over £50m. It is worth pausing to reflect on the implications of this. In the early years of the century volumes were in the lower single digit […]

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I am Legend

25.10.2018  – Fine Wine Investment  – There has been a lot of talk recently in fine wine investment circles about the performance of some of the classic Bordeaux vintages, wines which the Liv-ex captures to a great extent in the Bordeaux Legends sub-index. At a time when all roads have seemed to lead to Burgundy, […]

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What Lies Beneath

18.10.2018  –  Fine Wine Investment  – As regular readers are aware various Amphora officials are often on the road in foreign parts spreading the fine wine investment word, most recently in Dubai and Mumbai. On this trip we finally received a question we have been expecting for some time: “If this investment is in essence […]

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The Barton bounce

27.09.2018  – Fine Wine Investment  – It was good to see Leoville Barton coming into focus recently having been restored to the second tier in the Liv-ex classification, further featuring in despatches as four of its more recent vintages have just made all-time highs. With all due respect to the Liv-ex, the Bordeaux classification of […]

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Seconds staying strong?

21.09.2018  – Fine Wine Investment  – Our thanks to everyone who responded to last week’s note regarding Lafleur. It seems not to be too widely held a in wine investment terms but hereafter we could be seeing more of it in portfolios around the world. A frequent question asked whether any of the Left Bank […]

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Lafleur

13.09.2018  – Fine Wine Investment  – Pomerol has been in the news of late, as 20% of arguably the most prestigious name in wine circles has changed hands. There are chateaux with a longer history, but few with the cachet of Petrus. The difficulty with Petrus from a wine investment perspective is that it comes […]

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Wine over art

07.09.2018  – Fine Wine Investment  – Anyone tuning in to Dragon’s Den last Sunday evening will have picked up 3 hopeful pitchers trying to engage investment in an online platform offering fractional ownership of the fine art market. Art is often classified alongside fine wine and other alternative investables like classic cars, coins, stamps and […]

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Harlan Globetrotter

04.09.2018  – Fine Wine Investment – What a delightfully refreshing interview with Bill Harlan the Liv-ex published over the last couple of weeks. A producer who understands the importance of the secondary market! Not only that, he also acknowledges that he has no control over it and believes it adds transparency to the market place. […]

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Lafite’s looking lucrative

22.08.2018  – Fine Wine Investment  – Earlier in the month we looked at the ongoing popularity of Lafite as expressed by its dominance of trading platforms and search engines, and noted the curiosity of this, juxtaposed against the underperformance of First Growths against the broader market. We constantly read that Bordeaux’s market share on Liv-ex […]

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Perfect Parker Points

15.08.2018  – Fine Wine Investment  – We were asked this week whether we thought Angelus 2005 might now be worth buying, after its decline against an otherwise firm market, and the query threw up two interesting points. First, it pays to shop around, and second, a Parker 100 pointer still has a certain cachet. To […]

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