To deal or not to deal

15.02.2019  – Fine Wine Investment  – New year, new destination for Amphora’s intrepid Senior Management team as we made our debut recently in Chandigarh, the “Garden City” about 4 hours by train north of Delhi. It is very encouraging for fine wine investors to know that there are so many places where the concept is […]

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Red, gold and the green

30.01.2019  – Fine Wine Investment – It is always quite easy to hope that physical assets offer a port in a storm at times of crisis in the investment world, but the last three months have served as a reminder that fine wine is also a luxury good and cannot totally escape both the benefits […]

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Brexit currency crunch

24.01.2019  – Fine Wine Investment  – One of the questions we at Amphora are always asked these days concerns the impact Brexit is having and might have on the fine wine investment market. When you are investing in anything at all it is important to keep your emotions at bay, because nothing is more guaranteed […]

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A Look into 2019

09.01.2019  – Fine Wine Investment – At the start of this year we thought we might put Amphora under the spotlight and ask its CEO and Heads of Sales, Trading, and Research for their thoughts on 2019:   David Jackson (CEO): Anticipates a significant contraction of the polarised Burgundy market A decade or so ago, […]

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Deal or no deal

13.12.2018  –  Fine Wine Investment  – Further to last week’s note which focussed on wines whose prices have come under what seems to be undue pressure during the recent index downturn, we now extend the study to underperformers year-to-date. We would stress of course that any date you place on a performance table is totally […]

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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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