The Ongoing March of Italian Fine Wine

October 8th, 2019

  “Italy’s market share has risen from 6% to 8% (over 2 years), a sign perhaps that the region’s potential is only now being discovered”   – Anthony Maxwell, Liv-Ex Director, August 2019   It’s no secret to us that Italian fine wine has been making great price movements in recent years but market statistics […]
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Californian Wildfires

July 11th, 2019

It has almost become ‘the norm’ to hear about various wildfires breaking out in different locations annually around the world.  Of course the loss of human life, livestock, livelihood and property are heart breaking and the damage to the environment very concerning.  But there is another by-product of certain wildfires that could have an effect […]
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Why Choose Fine Wine Over Stocks and Shares?

July 2nd, 2019

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 - cars, watches, art and wine are also investment options to invest your money and increase your profit.    Stocks are a well-known investment vehicle but due to high […]
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The Importance of Good Storage

May 16th, 2019

Our longer standing clients would have recently recieved storage invoices for 2018 and we thought we would take this opportunity to offer some detailed information on the quality of storage that we provide, the processes involved and the importance of good storage for fine wine. We use the services of London City Bond’s Vinotheque facility […]
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Marchesi Antinori Tignanello 2009

April 12th, 2019

One of Italy’s world renowned Super Tuscan wines, Marchesi Antinori’s Tignanello has shown some very impressive growth in recent years. Available for purchase in January 2014 for around £495 a case, the 2009 Tignanello grew in value by 9% the following year to reach a value of £540. The next year saw just £40 added […]
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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Ermitage Cuvee Cathelin 2009

April 5th, 2019

Rarity can be one of the biggest driving forces in the wine market and from this perspective, Chave’s Cuvee Cathelin fits the bill. Only produced in outstanding vintages, this single vineyard Northern Rhone Hermitage could be bought for around £25,800 in January 2014. And its financial growth has been fairly linear ever since. The first […]
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Opus One 2010

March 29th, 2019

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. In January 2014 a case would have set you back just £1,620 but don’t be fooled by the comparatively low entry price. One year into a five year hold […]
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Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000

March 22nd, 2019

One of the famous Bordeaux ‘First Growths’, this wine is a well known powerhouse within the fine wine market. We’ll take you through the last five year’s price performance but bear in mind this wine was released onto the market at £2,200 in 2001. Fast forward to January 2014 and its value had risen by […]
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Domaine de la Romanee-Conti ‘La Tache’ 2009

March 15th, 2019

Hailing from Burgundy, twelve bottle cases of 2009 La Tache could be picked up in January 2014 for around £23,000. Market prices fluctuated over the following two years before values really started to rise. By January 2017 its market value had risen by 6% to just under £24,500. From here onwards performance has been stellar […]
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Historical Examples of 5 Year Hold Terms

March 8th, 2019

The fine wine market works on a supply and demand basis, every vintage is limited in production with the emphasis on quality not volume. Rarity is also influential on price performance with many of the market’s most prestigious wines proving very hard to acquire, even upon release where waiting lists are common. Most wines have […]
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Bouchard Pere & William Fevre 2017 Primeur Tasting

March 1st, 2019

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). This year there was a change of venue for the tasting to the RAF Club in […]
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Zachys Holiday Auction

December 21st, 2018

December saw our Managing Director, Enzo Giannotta travel to New York to oversee our first auction in association with Zachys. Founded in 1991, the family owned business quickly became one of the most renowned prestige wine auctioneers in the world. Billed as The Holiday Auction, the Zachys December Sale saw a plethora of the world’s […]
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Primeur Tasting at Chateau Pontet-Canet

June 9th, 2017

On the first Thursday in April Daniel Paterson and I found ourselves on a train from Bordeaux making a pilgrimage to Pauillac. It was not the easiest of pilgrimages – a train journey that ought to have taken an hour at the most ended up taking twice that, as a result of a technical problem […]
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Wine As A Store Of Value

March 29th, 2017

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. So how do you protect the gains you have made? Tangible assets, or […]
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Burgundy 2015 Tasting – Mayfair

February 13th, 2017

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. The Production Director was quite eccentric – my interview for said post took place at 6pm in the evening, lasted two hours and included […]
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Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux Tasting

December 2nd, 2016

After the hustle and bustle of ‘IMBIBElive’ I was pleased to be dispatched to the more select surroundings of the Royal Horticultural Society halls in Westminster in October to the annual tasting hosted by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, this year presenting its 2014 vintage. With 110 members represented, and only four hours […]
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The Penfolds Collection 2016 Preview

October 7th, 2016

The Penfolds Collection 2016 Cult & Boutique Wine Management were very privileged to receive an invitation from Penfolds to an exclusive tasting of The Penfolds Collection 2016 Preview, held at The Institute of Directors in Pall Mall on 29th September. Daniel Paterson and Spencer Leat attended, along with an impressive contingent of UK wine critics […]
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Saint-Emilion & IMBIBElive Trade Tastings

July 30th, 2016

We sent Cult & Boutique Wine Management’s Jonathan Whittley along to two recent trade events to offer clients a peek behind the curtain. The Saint-Emilion tasting in the City of London offered the latest 2015 vintage from a selection of Chateaux along with older vintages of the producers choice. This was closely followed by a […]
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Storage Upgrade

June 10th, 2016

If you are a Cult & Boutique client you should have received a letter from us recently announcing the relocation of our company and client stock holdings from London City Bond in Hillington, near Glasgow to their state of the art fine wine storage facility named Vinothèque, in Burton-upon-Trent. As stated in the letter, this […]
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Changing of the Guard

June 9th, 2016

For years people have contemplated what would come of the wine market once Robert Parker Jr retires. Mr Parker has been the major driving force in the fine wine market for decades and his scores have been known to make or break a wine. Parker is responsible for establishing the 100 point scoring system for […]
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Long Term Growth – A Closer Look at Lafite ’82

April 1st, 2016

Clients often ask us to explain the differences between medium and long term price performance and which would best suit their portfolio. There are a lot of variables at play but also some basic forces that you should be aware of before making any plans for the future of your portfolio. The wine market revolves […]
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Supply & Demand

January 29th, 2016

In a supply and demand environment a great deal of weight is often given to the ‘demand’ end of the bargain. But what if the wine in question is so rare that even a demand for one case is hard to satisfy? Each wine that Cult & Boutique Wine Management recommend could be seen as […]
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The Long Term View

September 18th, 2015

Investment grade fine wines are produced in small quantities and can rise in value over time. As more bottles are consumed the value of remaining examples increases, mainly due to supply and demand. There is a finite number of bottles produced in every vintage, and for the best returns a medium to long-term view should […]
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Bespoke Offerings – The John Evans Series

June 26th, 2015

At Cult & Boutique Wine Management we pride ourselves in recommending some of the most exclusive, highly sought after wines in the world. Alongside fine wine stalwarts such as Bordeaux First Growth, Burgundy and Pomerol, we have also worked with numerous 100 point scored wines produced in quantities sometimes as low as only 150 cases. […]
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Matter of Taste London

April 7th, 2015

Late last year The Wine Advocate announced they were visiting London in 2015 as part of a global series of exclusive events for eRobertParker.com members and wine enthusiasts. Cult & Boutique Wine Management sent a select few from our team to rub shoulders with some of the most influential people in the fine wine world […]
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