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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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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