Liv-Ex Fine Wine 100 Index
IN THE NEWS
  • “With an excellent vintage, you can expect price growth to last at least ten years after bottling. So be prepared to invest for the medium or long-term.”

    Thisismoney.co.uk, August 2013
  • “While the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index of top Bordeaux wines has risen 3 percent since the start of 2013, gains came mainly in the first 10 weeks of the year, with prices sliding since mid-March. A muted response to the Bordeaux 2012 wine futures sales campaign has focused demand on some other vintages.”

    Bloomberg – August 2013
  • “Not only are savers struggling for a way to grow their money, but stock markets are also volatile and that makes investing in alternative and tangible assets look attractive. One such option is wine.”

    Thisismoney.co.uk, August 2013
  • “We are moving from wine as ‘noble agriculture’ to ‘luxury goods’- whether you like the words or not”

    Arnaud de Laforcade, Château Cheval Blanc (LVMH) CFO
  • “Investors have been turning to alternative assets such as fine wine in recent months to diversify their portfolios and hedge against the threat of inflation”

    Financial Times, June 2013
  • “Forget government bonds, fine art and even stamps: Red wine outperformed them all over the 20th century.”

    The Telegraph, May 2014
  • “Bordeaux vintage wines such as Petrus and Chateau Margaux are once again in demand amongst investors in Asia and the US after declines in price for some of the most sought after bottles has lured buyers back to the market”

    The Telegraph, May 2014
  • “Portfolios in times of crisis – meaning periods of crisis in financial markets – perform ‘in all cases’ better with wine or gold than those without them”

    Decanter, August 2014
  • “For red bordeaux, there’s value – in spades – in a lot of the older vintages. It’s an interesting dynamic in the market. Merchants say it’s hard to find stocks of pre-2005 in any decent quantity”

    The Telegraph, June 2014
  • “many of the most collectable wines are very difficult to find and what is available can be extremely expensive. Prices seem always to be on the increase”

    James Suckling, Financial Times, November 2015
  • “The Liv-ex 100 is widely considered to be a market benchmark — a sort of FTSE 100 for fine wine”

    Financial Times, November 2015
  • “Provenance, authenticity and condition are critically important in terms of having a valuable collection and maintaining that value”

    Jamie Ritchie, Sotheby’s Wine, November 2015
  • “Returns have been good over longer periods. Coutts, the private bank, has measured a 134pc increase in fine wine values since 2005.”

    The Telegraph, October 2015
  • “Capital gains tax is the fastest-growing source of personal tax revenue. But not all investments attract it”

    The Telegraph, October 2015
  • “Alternative investing has become popular as investors look to diversify risks and gain higher yields”

    FT Advisor, October 2015
  • “Despite the recent Chinese stock market crash that started in mid-June, Chinese investors’ interest in Bordeaux wine estates keeps growing.”

    Decanter China, September 2015
  • “In the beginning, I’d read a couple of articles where I felt that, to quote a famous song, “it says nothing to me about my life.” I’m supposed to like opera, supposed to be upper class with a double-barrelled name. I don’t fit into that, but I do like fine wine.”

    Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
  • “Investors looking for a safe harbor during current stock market turmoil may be able to quench their thirst for profits in the fine wine market”

    NBC News, September 2015
  • “From August 2000 to August 2010, the famed 1982 vintage increased 1,137 percent in price”

    Bloomberg, August 2015
  • “Fine wine is one of the best-performing asset classes of the past 20 years”

    Financial Times, July 2015
  • “whereas stock-picking can be reduced to algorithms, wine-picking is much more subjective and influenced by a small number of critics such as Mr Parker”

    The Economist, April 2015