Green shoots

22.01.2020 – Fine Wine Investment – If it’s true, as Tennyson suggested, that in the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, then I think we can safely propose that as we approach the end of January, the thoughts of those of a more mature hue must balefully turn to the […]

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The rise and fall

15.01.2020 – Fine Wine Investment – There is little doubt that 2019 was an indifferent period for much of the fine wine market, but if the RHS can start this year by proposing as new President a gentleman called Keith Weed then presumably anything can happen in 2020. Perhaps they’ve never come across Hugo Rose, […]

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Tuscanomalies

12.12.2019 – Invest in Fine Wine – One of the things any investor should be trying to do is seek out anomalous pricing, which is easier in an inefficient market than in one which is uber-analysed as all mainstream markets are now. Some time ago we at Amphora discovered what became known as the class […]

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Unlucky for Some

28.11.2019 – Fine Wine Investment – Over the last few weeks we have been looking at the Piedmontese fine wine opportunity from an investment perspective. Markets are full of risk-takers, it is all just a question of degree, and for many the Barolos and Barbarescos may be a step too far at this point. If […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Barolo

14.11.2019 – Fine Wine Investment – The “Piedmont season” is certainly giving rise to a barrage of questions. This week we had a very lucky owner of a case of Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Barolo Riserva 2004 whose point was basically this: if I bought this for under £4,000 and it is now on offer for […]

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A few Barolos more

08.11.2019 – Fine Wine Investment – We have had a number of enquiries over the last couple of weeks whose question is essentially this: if Piedmont is indeed so exclusive then why bother with regional vintage and individual wine ratings? Surely the best thing to do is get your hands on whatever you can, and […]

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Roll out the Barolo

We had a lot of queries subsequent to the Piedmont article and note that Liv-ex has continued its promotion with a chart last week highlighting the outperformance of that region over Tuscany these last couple of years. The question is, does it remain fragmented and esoteric, or is it going to be worthy of study […]

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Oranges and tangerines

17.10.2019 – Fine Wine Investment – There was an interesting article published earlier this week from Wine-Searcher entitled: “Burgundy Price Demise Rumours Exaggerated”. The essence of the article was an attempt to disprove the suggestion that Burgundy prices were running out of puff, whilst accepting that the rate of price increases was tapering off to […]

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Wine wars – Piedmont strikes back

10.10.2019 – Wine Investment – Well it’s been a long time coming but we are now able to introduce the great POTUS into our weekly column, because finally his tentacles have extended themselves into an area of our direct concern. As all investment advisers should be, we at Amphora are politically agnostic. Just like in […]

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About

02.10.19 – Fine Wine Investment – At Amphora we regularly review client portfolios, and this process is akin to a wealth management exercise. One of the things everyone should do is make sure their long term investments are following whatever strategic goals were made clear at the outset. Most people don’t do this. Most people […]

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Bonjour maaaaaaate.

23.09.2019 – Fine Wine Investment – From time to time we get irate investors on ranting about some of their wines and it wouldn’t be quite so bad if these had been Amphora recommendations. What happens in the world of private investment is that people buy certain wines either because it seemed like a good […]

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A gift from Latour!

16.09.2019 – Fine Wine Investment – What have “I’m sorry I’ll read that again” and “I’m sorry I haven’t a clue” got in common? For those of a certain vintage the answer will be that they are both hilarious and venerable radio shows. For those interested in the fine wine market that answer is Chateau […]

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