Which fine wines might be poised to go up a gear in 2017 and reward the canny investor? There are plenty of picks in Bordeaux, California and Italy still.
Fine wine investment is a medium to long term game. It should not be treated as a quick in-and-out gamble. There are several reasons for this but the most significant is the cost of doing business.
Investment is often full of more failures or near-successes than it is outright winners – so it’s nice to make some noise about one when you get it right.
Brand power, consistent quality and reasonable prices combine to make Champagne Taittinger’s prestige cuvée an intelligent investment option.
It’s important to analyse each and every opportunity, because there is usually a good reason for a price differential, but you have to distinguish between a price differential and an anomaly.
Throwing political interference into an investment strategy is difficult enough at the best of times, but as our recent Brexit experience confirms, knee-jerk reactions are often costly in terms of returns.
It is always fascinating to see the contrasting reception each Asian market gives to the concept of fine wine investment.
The Right Bank may not be quite the force within the Bordeaux category it has been of late but there are still rich pickings to be had.
Most critics agree there has been a jump in quality at Pauillac estate Pontet-Canet in the past decade. iDealwine assesses the implications of this for the market.
With the secondary fine wine market now looking in robust health the question for most fine wine investors must be, ‘how do I play it from here?’
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