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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Sell in May and go away

05.09.2019  – Fine Wine Investment  – “Sell in May and go away”, holds the ancient stock market aphorism; “come back on St Leger Day”. Quite bizarre that commentators still feel the need to point out the inadvisability of this given the St Leger meeting is in the middle of September and you’d have to go […]

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Telly or Bread?

30.08.2019  – Fine Wine Investment  – A picture paints a thousand words, and so on, so let’s have a go at interpreting a few to see where it leads. We suspect that one answer might recall that old joke about if that’s where you want to go to I wouldn’t start from here, because in […]

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When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It

01.08.2019  –  Fine Wine Investment  – It really is very interesting living in the UK right now. We often wonder what the headline writers would have had to feed off had Hilary Clinton become POTUS in 2017 and the referendum vote fallen on the side of “Remain”. Of course not everyone likes the uncertainty this […]

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Under lock and key

25.07.2019  – Fine Wine Investment  – The was a scare story emerge in the Financial Times last week under the headline: “The Perils of Storing Fine Wine” whose aim, presumably, was to put people off investing. The essence was to the effect that an established wine merchant had just had £200,000 worth of stock half-inched […]

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Second the best?

18.07.2019  –  Fine Wine Investment  – We have written several times over the past year about the Second Wines and their outperformance against the First Growths, and Liv-ex published an insight this week talking further about it. The simple fact is that whereas ten years or so ago a First Growth cost 5-6 times the […]

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If it makes you happy

11.07.19  – Fine Wine Investment  – There was a perfectly ghastly news report at the end of last month detailing the consequences of a fire at Universal Studios in LA back in June 2008. Whilst Sheryl Crow bagged the headlines as it was her recent discovery of the disaster that made the news, she was […]

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Singapore Spring

01.07.2019 –  Fine Wine Investment  – We talked about the gold price a couple of weeks ago and sure enough it hopped up another leg to just shy of $1,450 before correcting gently. We wondered what this might augur and since there has been something of an escalation in verbals between the US and Iran […]

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Long odds on Cheval 18

20.06.19  – Fine Wine Investment – At long last the en primeur campaign for the 2018 vintage has reached a conclusion. Observers of the Tory Party leadership battle and the Brexit negotiations should take heart. Nothing lasts forever! The sad fact is, though, that there was precious little worth picking up once the merchants and […]

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2018 en primeur

13.06.19  – Fine Wine Investment  – There’s been a fair amount of comment on the movement in the gold price recently, in so far as it has bounced quite sharply off £1,275 and has paused (either to retreat or advance?) at around £1,340. This is customarily considered to reflect a panic move into “safe” assets, […]

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What fresh lunacy is this?

07.06.19  –  Fine Wine Investment  – Five years or so ago the official autobiography of hell-raiser Oliver Reed was published under the above title, and every year at this time it strikes us as an appropriate comment on the pricing fine wine producers think appropriate for their en primeur releases. It is almost as if […]

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