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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Liquid luxury

08.08.2016  – Fine Wine Investment  – It was very interesting to see the Liv-ex July market report end with an article entitled: “DRC – A luxury product”, because at Amphora we have been banging the “fine wine as a luxury product” drum for some years. This is important because it represents a considerable back stop […]

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Lafite: Still the Premier Grand Cru?

01.08.2018  – Fine Wine Investment  – Earlier this month Liv-ex released a note about the popularity of producers in the fine wine market as indicated by the frequency with which their individual pages are visited by merchants interested in trading. Only members have access to the platform, so we can say with reasonable certainty that […]

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Eeny, meeny, miny, Burg

25.07.2018  – Fine Wine Investment  – One of the questions arising from last week’s note on the narrowing of First Growth and Second Wine price differentials is not simply whether it will continue but, for those of a more speculative inclination, where else it might manifest itself. Let us say at the outset that we […]

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Have the second wines run their course?

19.07.2018  – Fine Wine Investment – There have been 3 Liv-ex posts in recent days, the combination of which makes for interesting debate. This is the way of much Liv-ex analysis: it points out the facts arising from the data it collects, and leaves you to draw your own conclusions. This can be quite frustrating […]

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2017 en primeur conclusions

11.07.18  – Fine Wine Investment – This is the time of year when market watchers shake their heads in disbelief at some of the en primeur prices released during the campaign just-finished, and people question afresh things like the validity of La Place and the viability of the negociants, but to us at Amphora this […]

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