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Wednesday 31 August 2016 loc: GB

Fine Wine

A time to hedge one’s bets?

We were very interested to see this headline over the weekend: “Hedge funds pile up record bets against sterling”. Without going too deeply into the arguments, these denizens of Mayfair seem to think that the economy is going to struggle post Brexit and that interest rates are due to stay low for some time.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 No Comments »

What fine wines are merchants looking at?

First growth claret remains the most searched for group of wines by merchants in the UK, France, Hong Kong, China and Belgium Liv-ex has said.

Friday, August 26th, 2016 No Comments »

New highs for Petrus

The weaker pound continues to be a boon for fine wine as eight vintages of Petrus hit new trade records on Liv-ex this month.

Friday, August 26th, 2016 No Comments »

HDH to auction off fallen oil man’s collection

The cellar of the late Aubrey McClendon, during his lifetime one of the biggest wine collectors in the US, is to be auctioned off by Hart Davis Hart this September.

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Top 10 pitfalls of collecting fine wine

Any investment comes with a certain amount of risk, but when it comes to fine wine the pitfalls can be even more obscured, making it a more-difficult-than most market to navigate.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 No Comments »

Scaffolder faces jail over fine wine scam

A wine company boss who conned collectors out of hundreds of thousands of pounds and stole their fine vintages in a scam that “preyed on vulnerable and elderly victims” is facing jail.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 2 Comments »

What are you waiting for?

The fine wine market shows no signs of letting up, and although the end of last week saw a slight fall in index terms, as this week has begun we have seen nothing but rising bids, with offers “leaving the building” a bit sharpish.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 No Comments »

Fine wine among most popular ‘hobby’ investments

According to a new study by Lloyds, one in six investors are sinking their fortunes into “hobby” investments such as fine wine and whisky.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 No Comments »

Small screen boosts confidence in fine wine

Beady-eyed investors will have had the chance to see and hear Amphora’s own James Fletcher on CNBC last Thursday. Yes folks, the fine wine market has been barreling ahead at such a rate as to attract the attention of the small screen.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 No Comments »

BBR appoints new private clients director

London fine wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd has announced the appointment of Nick Morton in the new role of director of private clients.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 No Comments »

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