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Effervescent, bubbling, sparkling, frothy Champagne overtook ‘serious’ blue-chip Burgundy in October 2021 as the top performing region for investment wines. In a record year for the fine wine market, Champagne is leading the way and wine investors have a lot to celebrate.
Inflation has risen to the highest level in a decade as the Consumer Price Index data shows a 4.2% rise in the 12 months to 31st October 2021. As saving value is being eroded by unchecked inflation, investment wines are enjoying a record 19 % growth trend over the same period and are offering a ‘safe-haven’ for investors’ capital
In a buoyant market, which investment wine brands are demanding investor attention and seeing the strongest growth? Data from Liv-ex shows that Lafite Rothschild has been the power-house label so far in 2021. Blue-chip Bordeaux is leading market searches and trade, demonstrating its ‘liquid appeal’ to wine investors.
The Bank of England’s decision on the 4th November to hold interest rates at the record low level of 0.1% triggered a 1.5% drop in Sterling and wrong-footed the City. With some outcomes including a rally in Government bonds, it looks like consumers have avoided the burden of an interest rate hike ahead of Christmas. For investors, no halt to rising inflation is likely to maintain the longest bull run in investment wine history.
Market data for October 2021 records the longest-ever bull run for fine wine investments. The 17th month of consecutive gains reflects the current strong investor confidence. The prices of investment wines have held an upward trajectory throughout the Covid-era to date, delivering strong returns to owners.
Champagne wine investments are adding sparkling value to investors’ portfolios this year with the outstanding 2008 vintage driving some of this performance. We look at the latest top performers and trends and why owners are raising a celebratory glass of bubbly!
How are fine wine regions compared? What are the regional performance trends in investment wines? Can you even ask – which is best and why? We compare how the key wine regions for investors have performed so far in 2021 and the rationale for regional wine investments.
Chateau Angelus’ co-owner, Hubert de Bouard has been found guilty of “an illegal taking of interest’ in the 2012 St Emilion Classification. The outcome of an 8-year legal scandal that has over-shadowed the St Emilion Classe A Chateau owner has shocked the fine wine trade and put a question mark over the future of St Emilion’s Classification system. What is the impact for wine investors?
What should wine investors be considering in light of the predictions that inflation could rise to hit 5% in Spring 2022 and that the Bank of England is more than likely to raise interest rates next month. Find out how you can hedge rising inflation and protect capital with fine wine.
How is wine investment comparing with gold’s performance in 2021? The traditional ‘safe haven’ asset, the yellow metal is looking a little tarnished at the end of Q3 with a negative performance YTD compared to fine wine’s best year on record.
Investment wines are experiencing a top performing year. Liv-ex’s September 2021 data shows us that fine wine prices are returning to the peak levels experienced in 2011 and that 2021 is shaping up to be the best performing year for investment wines.
Trade in Burgundy investment wines has exceeded total 2020 levels at the end of Q3 2021. The removal of tariffs that imposed an additional 25% margin for US buyers in March this year has further energised a market seeing strong growth since the start of the pandemic. Investment wines from the region are seeing rising prices in 2021 and are important additions to your wine portfolio.
Champagne has delivered solid returns to wine investors as its profile as an alternative asset has grown over recent years. The great Champagne houses have produced some of the top performing wines of 2021 adding sparkle to investment wine collections. Which wines could be getting your collection fizzing?
Knight Frank’s updated Wealth Report 2021 ranks fine wine as the top performing luxury asset with comparisons to classic cars, whisky, watches and more – find out how the passion assets have performed during the pandemic.
Former British Bobsleigh Chairman and Vin-X Founder, Peter Shakeshaft, revisited his past at the launch of Team GB’s sled for the 2022 Beijing Olympics with Greg Rutherford this week as he makes his quest for both summer and winter Olympic medals.
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