Champagne sparkles for Vin-X investors

In 2013 we advised our clients to diversify their portfolios by investing in selected vintage Champagne, in particular 2002 Dom Perignon rose and 2006 Cristal. It seems our selective stock picking has borne fruit as evidenced by a recent article. This confirmed the buoyancy of the Champagne market which has expanded its share of the Liv-ex market by over 100% in the last 3 years. Growth of selected vintages of Champagne over the last 2 years has been 10.2% and is expected to again be in double digits over the next year. It offers seasoned investors value for money and compared to other wines it is released when ready to drink, supply reduces immediately, it becomes scarce and prices soar. Finally the brand recognition of Champagne is still increasing globally. Witness LVMH’s re-branding of its Dom Perignon Oenetheque series to P2 and P3 to make it more appealing and understandable to global investors (see our blog of the 2nd July) which represent the future growth of the Champagne market.