When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine Antinori

25.04.19  –  Fine wine investment  – One of the areas of performance that has seemed unusual to us at Amphora year-to-date has been the Italian sub-index quotient of the Liv-ex 1000. This comprises the better known, and traded, Super Tuscans from Masseto, Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Solaia and Tignanello; the rather less liquid Antinori Guado Al Tasso […]

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Calm conditions

23.04.2019  – Fine wine investment – You could be forgiven for thinking that the fine wine market has quite gone to sleep this year, so marginal do the index movements seem to be. It is unusual for us to be awaiting the en primeur campaign with such great excitement, but something is needed to stimulate […]

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Treading wine

21.03.2019  – Fine Wine Investment  – There has been a fair amount of comment about the inactivity in the fine wine market over the last few weeks, indeed even the high-flying Burgundy sub-index is off around 4% since the end of November, but to our way of thinking this is perfectly understandable. Amphora has never […]

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Good in the end

14.03.2019  –  Fine Wine Investment  – It’s quite surprising given how often we talk and write about diversification that as a concept it still seems difficult for some people to grasp, so if you have already mastered this important aspect of investment theory please feel free to skip this note. Perhaps it reflects how relatively […]

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From where you stand

07.09.2019  – Fine Wine Investment – There has been much comment in recent days about the 2009 vintage which, would you know it, has reached its 10th anniversary. Most observations are a reminder of how fabulous the vintage is and how euphoric most critics were when it went into barrel, and how prices have fared […]

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Secondary thoughts

28.02.2019  –  Fine Wine Investment  – Our recent explorations into the wider reaches of the market, with particular reference to Burgundy, have given rise to a lot of enquiries about whether there is any secondary market light at the end of the tunnel for a vast range of esoteric wines that unsuspecting people have been […]

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Still Burg-ing

21.02.2019  – Fine Wine Investment  – Further to last week’s note we have received quite a bit of correspondence along the lines of: “I thought you didn’t trust Burgundy, so why are you now recommending it”, so we thought it best to clarify our position. It wouldn’t have behoved our continuing to ignore such a […]

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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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