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Fine wine – a safe haven in uncertain times.

We live in unpredictable times for sure and the markets are responding with blue-chip equities taking the punches. Currency markets are also feeling the stress with Sterling bumping around in a nerve-jangling way! Of course, for the lucky few, there is money to be made in volatility but there are also losses and a stable […]

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Fine wine continues to outperform European and Asian equities

The financial markets have been a little calmer in November, compared to a very volatile October which saw an 8 per cent dive in the value of global equities, a loss of US$4.5 trillion off the MSCI World Index. November may have seemed calmer but there was still volatility in some sectors with the backdrop […]

Category: Wine Investment

Is your wine portfolio benefiting from strong regional growth?

We talk a lot about diversification when portfolio planning, whether that’s including alternative assets such as fine wine in an overall investment strategy or – when the focus is narrowed down to a fine wine portfolio – how we enhance performance and spread risk by diversifying by region and vintage. In a recent Vin-X blog, […]

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DRC 2005 sells for US$1.5million breaking more records

Rare fine wine and whisky prices are breaking more records in Q4 2018. Newsfeeds about record-breaking sales of rare fine wine and Scotch whisky for six and seven figures are almost starting to feel routine and trade press have commented again on two such events at the end of November 2018. Sotheby’s has just published the […]

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Top Bordeaux Off-Vintages have delivered triple digit growth since 2015

We have previously reported on the benefits of including ‘Off-Vintage’ wines in fine wine investment portfolios as they offer value and strong returns. Information just published by Liv-ex analysts endorses this view with top performing wines that have been acquired for modest sums seeing growth up to 170%. Liv-ex has looked at the Bordeaux wines […]

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Burgundy’s Hospices de Beaune 2018 charity wine auction raises £12.6million

Every Autumn the most famous wine auction in the world is hosted by the Hospices de Beaune raising €millions in support of important causes from international buyers. This year’s auction took place over the 18th– 20th November and the funds raised have been published at €14.2million (£12.6million), beating 2017’s record-breaking total €13.5million. The Hospices de Beaune […]

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Can investors afford not to include Burgundy in their fine wine portfolios?

It’s a rare month that goes by without a headline in either the drinks trade press or mainstream media on the outstanding prices being achieved on the sale of rare Burgundy wines. Christies held its final fine wine sale of the year in Geneva on the 11thNovember 2018 raising CHF2.8million (£2.2M), including an assorted case […]

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Fine wine outperforms UK and US financial markets in October 2018

All of the Liv-ex fine wine benchmarks saw a stronger performance than the FTSE 100 and S&P500 in October 2018. Liv-ex has released its monthly performance review for October 2018 to trade members and it comes as no surprise that fine wine has outperformed international equity markets which have experienced the largest monthly fall this year […]

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Halloween Horrors in Equity Markets not suffered by ‘safe haven’ Fine Wine

Global commentators reported on Halloween that the “stock market horrors” experienced across the globe in October 2018, from HK to NY, have seen key indices take dramatic falls and markets lose $billions in value. Some view the current malaise as a result of the deepening trade war between the world’s two strongest economies, a view […]

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Fine wine market responds to festive demand and critic’s view on Bordeaux 2016

Liv-ex’s industry update last week commented on the uplift on Champagne sales taking the region’s share of trade on the exchange to 18.5% in the week the 19 – 25th October. Demand for Champagne as hospitality companies and consumers start to stock up ahead of the Festive season has driven trade and price movement. Cristal and […]

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