Category Archives: Wine Investment

The World’s Most Expensive Faulty Wine – Chateau Cheval Blanc 1947

Chateau Cheval Blanc in Saint Emilion produced a faulty wine in 1947 that turned out to be legendary. How the wine transformed into such a mythical vintage is baffling. The estate describe the 1947 as ‘an accident of nature’. It … Continue reading

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Brad Pitt to Star in The Billionaire’s Vinegar – Wine Films to Watch Out For!

Regular readers over the years know that I enjoy a good wine film every now and then – I really enjoyed A Good Year and I thought Alan Rickman was good in Bottle Shock, though the film didn’t rock my … Continue reading

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Fine Wine Outperformed Equities Gold and Oil Last Month

The Telegraph has reported that wine was the top performing asset class last month, outperforming the FTSE, Dow Jones and the gold price. According to finance reporter Emma Wall wine “has outperformed equities, gold and oil, according to the latest … Continue reading

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The Fine Wine Chain

Harpers have reported that James Miles, head of Liv-ex (the Fine Wine Exchange) told the Wine Future conference in Hong Kong that most of the accounts and logistics systems that manage post trade transactions are “not fit for purpose” and … Continue reading

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Octavian Fine Wine Storage Servicing Asia

I spotted a press release over the weekend about Octavian and Asia. Octavian is planning to increase its presence in Asia with a stand at this year’s Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair. Octavian is one of the leading … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Bordeaux 2009 Vintage and Potential Theft

Back in 2009 I wrote about Wine Being Stolen to Order when 57 cases were stolen en route to Berry Bros & Rudd and more than 3,000 bottles of red wine and pink champagne, worth £32,000, were stolen in a … Continue reading

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China’s Wine Funds

Reuters is reporting that China’s booming economy is launching a new crop of sophisticated wine investors. The Chinese now not only relish top Bordeaux, they’ve started buying into wine funds that showcase top French Vintages. The Chairman of Crown Worldwide … Continue reading

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The World’s Largest Vineyard – 1 Million Acres?

The Daily Mail has reported that a million acre site ripe for transforming into a vineyard has come on to the market:   “The 989,000 acre plot is the biggest ever to come up for sale in the world, and … Continue reading

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Singer Chris de Burgh To Sell Wine Collection

Singer Chris de Burgh has announced plans to auction off his collection of fine wines and champagne at Christie’s King Street saleroom in London on 24 March. Earlier in January Andrew Lloyd Webber sold a selection of wines from his … Continue reading

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Cheval Blanc 1947 Sets New World Record and . . . Giant Sized Bottles

The Press are reporting that a rare Imperial bottle of Cheval Blanc 1947 was sold to a private collector for $304,375 (£192,000) on Tuesday, setting a world record price for a single bottle. The Imperial bottle was sold to a … Continue reading

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