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Is a fine wine investment a potential retirement ‘nest-egg’?

Are you considering your long-term future and a possible ‘nest-egg’ investment? A 59-year old bank manager has recently retired off the back of a 30 year-old whisky investment – can fine wine offer a similar return?

Does fine wine perform as an alternative asset to diversify an equity portfolio?

Alternative assets have become increasingly attractive to investors looking at new ways to get returns in recent years. They generally offer a balance to equity performance and the potential to diversify an investment portfolio against market risk. We look at fine wine’s performance with equities and how you can benefit from this ‘real asset’.

Can Fine Wine protect you from Covid Tax Hikes?

With comments in the press today about Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s plans to address the growing Covid debt through a number of tax strategies in the near future, understanding where there may be tax advantageous investments will be increasingly valuable. Fine wine offers tax benefits for investors – find out more…

Is this the most expensive wine in the world in 2021?

Could a bottle of Penfolds Grange be this year’s most expensive wine? A single 75cl-bottle of Penfolds Grange Bin 1 Shiraz 1951 has sold for $142,131, smashing the previous record set by a wine from this vintage of Australia’s super star fine wine…  

The Top Ten Investment Wines for growth in 2021

The top ten performing investment wines in the first half of 2021 have been revealed. In a buoyant market the leading wines have seen value growth up to 35% in the first six months and the top ten ranking mirrors the regional diversity of the secondary market this year. Find out the top ten performers…

UK Inflation surges in Summer 2021 – can fine wine help savers?

The UK inflation rate rose 2.5% in the month of June 2021, exceeding the Bank of England’s 2% target and the general economic forecasts. Savers are being encouraged to take action to protect value and tangible, alternative investments such as fine wine are an option…

Bordeaux Big Guns blast a hole in St Emilion Classification

St Emilion’s original two Grand Cru Classe A estates Ausone and Cheval Blanc have ‘thrown a rock into the pool’, confirming their decision to withdraw from their AOC’s classification system, sending shock waves across the region…

All focus on the Italian Effect

Well, we all want to win in Italy, don’t we? And not just the football! Whilst it may be hard for many of us to think about anything but England’s winning performance and the focus on Rome this coming weekend, market data from Liv-ex also steers us to look at wine investment in the region and the top performers

Top Ten key influences on Fine Wine Values

What are the key factors that influence the value of fine wine investments? How was a single bottle of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti sold at auction for US$558,000? Get our top ten influences on fine wine prices and what you should look out for when investing in wine.

Tax and Fine Wine in 2021 – what investors and collectors should know

The Tax treatment of fine wine is a key attraction for investors and collectors. Our latest Market Report is prepared by independent Tax Specialist, Peter Owen and provides insight to the key considerations when including fine wine in your Tax planning. Find out more about CGT and other Tax implications for your wine

Bordeaux 2020 En Primeurs – where is the best value?

The Bordeaux 2020 campaign is now in its final stages with the First Growths releasing their en primeur allocations this week. The key questions to be answered pre-campaign were – what is the quality of the vintage and how will it be priced? We look at which 2020 wines offer value to buy ‘en primeur’.

Can the top 10 performing 2019 Bordeaux wines guide investors in 2020 en primeurs?

With Bordeaux 2020 en primeurs dominating market focus and the key First Growths still to release, we look at the performance of 2019 wines as a guide to investors in the latest vintage offering. See which top performers have achieved over 100% growth in 12 months …

Antonio Galloni – top Bordeaux 2020 En Primeurs  are “unquestionably dazzling”

Antonio Galloni, is the last of the key critics to provide an independent, qualitative guide for fine wine investors, on the new Bordeaux vintage and we get his critical opinion on the 2020 top en primeurs…

Fine Wine Market fizzes into Summer 2021 with 12 months of consecutive gains.

The fine wine market is in sparkling form! Liv-ex has just reported that May 2021 saw further increases on the exchange with its key benchmark, the Liv-ex 100, recording its twelfth month of consecutive growth. Up 13.2% since June 2020, find out which wines are delivering strong returns to investors now…

The Merchant’s Critic of Choice – Neal Martin rates Bordeaux 2020 an excellent vintage

Voted by Liv-ex merchant members as the most trusted quality guide on Bordeaux En Primeurs, Neal Martin has published his critical scores on the latest Bordeaux offering, providing a key quality guide on the 2020 vintage for fine wine investors. His view: “2020 is an excellent vintage” and “the truth is that generally 2020 does form the third in a trilogy of great vintages after 2018 and 2019”. Read more about his top wines of the vintage…