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  • Pouring Your Investments Into Wine

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on April 12th, 2012

    Location : wine

    Pouring Your Investments Into Wine

    April has finally arrived, and a new tax year has begun. People across the country are beginning to think about their investments and their personal finances and are considering their options. The average investor is probably looking at the books and wondering what they have to show for their investments.

    The chances are the majority of people will have a 3% return on their equity investments (if they were lucky!) or their cash ISA may even have managed to beat inflation! Overall, however, people are looking for a way to make returns…

  • Is wine a good ISA investment?

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on March 29th, 2012

    Location : wine

    Is wine a good ISA investment?

    Wine could be a good investment as returns on Individual Savings Accounts (ISA) remain low.

    Transferring your ISA to wine has seen returns of more than 10% a year.

    Peter Shakeshaft, founder of wine investment firm Vin-X, said that they hold onto the wine for the investor to make sure “the governance of the wine is protected” as wine has to be stored in a proper place.

    He said that it is a good time to buy wine, and consumers can get an “excellent return” by holding onto it for three years.

    The market is impacted by demand in the …

  • Investing in wine in 2012: The Vin-X verdict

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on March 13th, 2012

    Location : wine

    Investing in wine in 2012: The Vin-X verdict

    Interview by Ben Salisbury

    With many traditional forms of investment not providing high returns for investors it may be time to consider alternatives.

    Investing in wine is one area that has retained double-digit growth for investors since the financial crisis but how do you enter the market, how much money do you need and how long should you invest for?

    Last week, the “Parker scores” were announced, initial notes on wines by influential wine critic Robert Parker.

    I spoke to Peter Shakeshaft, Founder and Director of Vin-X, Fine…

  • Fine wine investment posts double digit returns

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on March 1st, 2012

    Location : wine

    Fine wine investment posts double digit returns

    Investors in fine wine see 10pc annualised returns over past five years compared to FTSE’s 0.03pc. Investors in fine wine have seen double digit annualised returns over the past five years – a period when the FTSE 100 has failed to grow at all.

    The Wine Investment Fund, a closed-ended trust that invests only in Bordeaux wines, announced annualised returns of 10.04pc over the past five years compared to the blue chip index’s paltry 0.03pc. The Fund, holds an average of four tranches a year, locking investors in for five years has managed av…

  • Should It Be Burgundy Or Bordeaux Wine Investment?

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on February 23rd, 2012

    Location : wine

    Should It Be Burgundy Or Bordeaux Wine Investment?

    As interest in alternative asset investment grows, investing in fine wine is becoming popular. With the traditional Bordeaux region a stable and predictable way to diversify and grow an investment portfolio is this a better option than backing Burgundy?

    Wine investment

    Following the great success of Burgundy’s 2010 vintage there has been a sharp rise in interest in it from those looking to invest in fine wine.

    However, the Board of Premier Cru Fine Wine Investments Ltd. (“Premier Cru”), the world’s leading fine wine investment …

  • Strong opportunities for fine wine investment in 2012

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on February 16th, 2012

    Location : wine

    Strong opportunities for fine wine investment in 2012

    The fine wine market is expected to grow by 10% in 2012, as strong value buying opportunities for buyers and investors emerge, says a global survey of the wine trade.

    Canvassing the opinions of 120 leading merchants, auction houses and investment fund managers in the fine wine sector, the survey shows an overcorrection in the second half of last year has led to good opportunities for buyers.

    The Fine Wine Market Outlook 2012 is a joint report by journalist-based intelligence service Wealthmonitor and online magazine Wine Yiel…

  • Dipping into wine investing

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on February 7th, 2012

    Location : wine

    Dipping into wine investing

    Wine investing is seen as a diversifying element in a portfolio, with returns that are relatively uncorrelated to traditional investment markets.

    But with volatility at unprecedented levels in the past five years it is no surprise wine markets have felt some of the upheaval.

    This was clearly demonstrated in the second half of 2011 when the Liv-ex 100 Fine Wine index, which represents the price movement of 100 of the most sought-after fine wines for which there is a strong secondary market, fell by 21.5 per cent.

    To take advantag…

  • Merchants debate value of Italian wine investment

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on February 3rd, 2012

    Location : wine

    Merchants debate value of Italian wine investment

    Are investors looking to Italian wines as the next big thing? Merchants are reporting growth, but whether the wines are being bought as investments remains to be seen.

    Bordeaux Index reported a sales rise of 63% in Italian wine and said the country’s wines were becoming more attractive to investors. But other merchants, while acknowledging the popularity of some Italian wines, are doubtful that they are being bought for investment.

    BI’s managing director Gary Boom said: “Italy now boasts fine wine producing areas and produce…

  • Christie’s is to auction old master paintings and fine wine together

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on January 20th, 2012

    Location : wine

    Christie’s is to auction old master paintings and fine wine together

    Described as a “fitting complement” to “The Art of France” sale during Old Masters Week, Christie’s has decided to sell selected cases of “benchmark” French estates in Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and Champagne.

    In total, 158 lots of fine wine will be offered at the auction on 25 January at the Rockefeller Centre.

    Bordeaux lots include cases of Pétrus 1970-2005, with the 1982 valued at US$42,000-US$65,000; 1982 Lafite (one case at US$35,000-US$45,000) and Latour (6 magnums for US$20,000-US$30,000) and Château d’Yquem f…

  • Wine fund predicts double-digit rise in 2012

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on January 11th, 2012

    Location : wine

    Wine fund predicts double-digit rise in 2012

    Bermuda incorporated and leading fine wine investment specialist The Wine Investment Fund (TWIF) has predicted that the main wine index (the Liv-ex 100) will finish this year 10 percent above its 2011 year-end level.

    Fine wine prices fell by 15 percent in 2011 as the market corrected from the sharp rises of 76 percent since the end of 2008, and some stockholders took profits and returned to cash given the uncertain economic conditions in the Eurozone.

    Nevertheless on a long-term view wine has still proved itself to be an sound longer-term…

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