Rising Bubbles

17.01.18 – Wine Investment – We have been promising our diligent readers a closer look at Champagne partly because that sector had a pretty decent year in 2017 and partly because it is a while since Amphora last reviewed it. As you can see from the chart below it is a useful constituent of the […]

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Model Portfolio – 1 year results

11.01.18 – Wine Investment – 12 months ago Amphora Portfolio Management presented a model wine investment portfolio of £100,000 with a low risk bias. We are pleased to say that the portfolio rose over 13.5%, whilst the Liv-ex indices rose between 5% and 10%. As we shall see, investing in fine wine is becoming more […]

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Clues from the mainstream

04.01.18 – Wine Investment – The second half of December was notable for some interesting moves in various markets. Obviously Bitcoin bagged most of the headlines but at the more mainstream end the prices of gold and oil were marching steadily and quite rapidly up. Are these three elements, by any chance, related? Almost certainly […]

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Supply and demand it

14.12.17 – Wine Investment – We are drawn this week to a note from Goldman Sachs explaining its bullish outlook for commodity prices, and once you get past sentences like the market being driven by “a structure known as a backwardation that will lead to a positive yield roll” you find that the outlook really […]

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Steely Determination

07.12.17 – Wine Investment – “Steel Rally’s So Powerful It’s Now Back To Lehman-Crisis Levels” was the Bloomberg headline that caught our eye this morning, making us ponder that the global economy must be in decent shape after all. It seems no time since we were reading doom-laden scenarios for commodities like Iron Ore because […]

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Let’s get physical

29.11.17 – Wine Investment – A few weeks ago we talked about how important it is to de-mystify not only the investment world but also, in the case of the fine wine market, the consumption aspect of it. This raised a lot of supportive comment, but left a lot of people wondering where to go […]

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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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