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The wine market has been challenged like any other following the widespread disruption caused by Covid-19 but depending on your outlook there remains plenty to be optimistic about. When trade started to slow down the obvious knee-jerk reaction…
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Will Covid-19 simply accelerate the inevitable? Our previous article looked at the wine investment market's initial reaction to the Covid-19 outbreak, and there was plenty to be optimistic about. With many wine merchants reporting a sharp uptick in sales since the Coronavirus lockdown, has this demand been echoed in the fine wine investment market?
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With the first quarter of 2020 behind us, we take a closer look at our Q1 best seller and its price performance within the market. Sparkling wines from the Champagne region of France have been steadily gathering momentum for a number…
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Wine has a proven track record of stability during some of harshest financial storms This is a concerning time for everyone but investors have had a very bumpy ride via the global equities markets and its knock-on effects. Following Boris…
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One of the main draws for many over the years has been the low correlation to equity markets. The spread of Covid-19 is gripping the World, Europe has now become the epicentre, markets have been reeling, casualties are…
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Just over a year ago I travelled to Cheshire to the funeral of a priest in whose church choir in North London I had sung many years ago. I’d not seen his two daughters for about thirty years, so it was good to catch up with them, but I was…
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It's no secret to us that Italian fine wine has been making great price movements in recent years but market statistics have recently placed Italy just behind Burgundy in terms of the growth it has delivered.
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It has almost become 'the norm' to hear about various wildfires breaking out in different locations annually around the world.
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When thinking about investing, most people only think about stocks, shares and other traditional services provided by banking and financial institutions. However, other types of investment are becoming increasingly more popular
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We use the services of London City Bond’s Vinotheque facility in Burton-upon-Trent. Unlike many other bonded warehouses available, Vinotheque is dedicated to the storage of fine wines only, which offers a more mindful approach to handling and storage of your wine.
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One of Italy’s world renowned Super Tuscan wines, Marchesi Antinori’s Tignanello has shown some very impressive growth in recent years.
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Rarity can be one of the biggest driving forces in the wine market and from this perspective, Chave’s Cuvee Cathelin fits the bill.
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This wine from the famous Napa Valley in California has been a great diversification for those looking to see what the new world has to offer.
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One of the famous Bordeaux ‘First Growths’, this wine is a well known powerhouse within the fine wine market.
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Hailing from Burgundy, twelve bottle cases of 2009 La Tache could be picked up in January 2014 for around £23,000.
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The fine wine market works on a supply and demand basis, every vintage is limited in production with the emphasis on quality not volume.
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I always look forward to my visit in early January to the Fells Burgundy tasting, as it is a welcome sign that Christmas is out of the way and the excitement of the New Year beckons (please don’t groan).
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December saw our Managing Director, Enzo Giannotta travel to New York to oversee our first auction in association with Zachys.
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On the first Thursday in April Daniel Paterson and I found ourselves on a train from Bordeaux making a pilgrimage to Pauillac.
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The recent global rally of stocks has left many investors in a fairly comfortable position but, as most would be aware, equities have a history of volatility and it it usually only a matter of time before performance starts to tail off.
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Many years ago, just after I left school, I worked as a Production Assistant in a publishing company in Muswell Hill in north London, down the road from where I lived.