Category Archives: Wine Investment

South Africa wine auctions breaking records as market expands

The latest news out of Johannesburg points to continuing growth in the wider wine market Winemakers in South Africa were given another boost this week with the news that the 29th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction has again smashed records, with a 14.5% increase in price paid per litre. Total takings at the event rose by […]


Does vintage variation really matter?

When I was first introduced to wine as a beverage to consume it scarcely crossed my mind to ask when it had been made, as long as it contained alcohol, tasted pleasant to drink and wasn’t too expensive that was good enough for me. Of course those more knowledgeable than myself always seemed to impress […]


Slumbering Giants – impatient market looks outside Bordeaux

 As an impatient market looks outside Bordeaux for inspiration, undervalued first growths offer real opportunity for investors There is a tale of an old Zen master who lived in a small village. One day, a boy from the village buys a horse, and the populace is thrilled for him. The old Zen master says “we’ll see.” […]


If Yquem is the greatest white wine….

Chateau d’Yquem is often held up as the greatest white wine in the world Chateau d’Yquem is often held up as the greatest white wine in the world and indeed it holds the record for the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold when an example from the 1811 vintage was sold for £75,000 in […]


How do record auction prices boost a wine portfolio?

  The Autumn auction season is underway and already making waves. Acker Merrill & Condit’s recent auction held on 13-14th September in Hong Kong lanuched the season in style with 108 world record auction prices, raising an impressive US$6.4 million. Some highly prized collections were on offer with a strong presence from both the US […]


Luxury assets continue rapid growth, but which is the best?

Wine, watches and other luxury goods are the toast of BRIC investors  Wine, watches and other luxury goods are the toast of BRIC investors in the last 5 years or so, with Brazil, Russia, India and China registering a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 22.4% in this area since 2007. Real luxury assets can provide […]


Mark Carney’s statement this week & the impact for savers & investors

Mark Carney's (newly appointed Governor of the Bank of England)  statement this week has significant impact for savers and investors alike – No change in interest rates likely for the next three years Unemployment appears to be the target that will dictate interest rate policy Are you prepared for the risks inflation will bring to your […]


Illiquid Liquid – Port not sharing Wine’s Success?

With port achieving a record market share in October, Vin-X asks why this and other “liquid” investments have not shared wine’s success to date Producers of the beloved Portuguese tipple received a welcome boost last month, with Port accounting for a record 3.3% of the total Liv-Ex market share in October. Although mostly boosted by […]


From Watches to Wine

Jing Daily’s strap line is “The Business of Luxury and Culture in China”. New publication to me but they have reproduced an interesting article and a more interesting graph from Wealthinsight showing CAGR rates for luxury goods from 2008 – 2012 against projected rates till 2017. Whilst South Africa is the largest market (probably on […]


Don’t hold cash – buy wine

Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s decision to hold interest rates for around 3 years at 0.5% and given inflation is between 2 – 3%, don’t bother holding cash! invest it in wine, hold it whilst interest rates are low and then in 3 years you could make some capital on your investment!  Not only […]