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Investors Chronicle: Now could be the time to invest in fine wine

An investor's publication has suggested that now may be a good time to invest as prices for First Growth Bordeaux wines are falling,


Emerging markets buying up fine wine, report shows

A review of 2013's auctions suggests that emerging markets such as Brazil and Mexico are increasingly developing an appetite for fine wine.


Some Bordeaux wines are bucking downward trend, Liv-ex shows

Although there has been a dip in values of First Growth wines, some have been bucking this trend.


Sotheby's auction hints at strong Asian interest in fine wine

Far from declining, a recent auction at Sotheby's suggests that Asian interest in fine wine is alive and well


Japan's interest in wine is growing

Asian interest in fine wine is not limited to China


Fine wine viewed as relatively stable commodity

Figures suggest that fine wine has risen in value by approximately ten per cent over the last 25 years, suggesting it is a relatively stable commodity


Wine investment takes research and patience, experts suggest

If you want to invest in wine you have to be prepared to do your homework and be in it for the long-haul


Liv-ex suggests wine investors should consider price versus points scored

It may be difficult to choose which wines to invest in, but Liv-ex suggests looking at the cost versus its score according to wine expert Robert Parker


What are the influencing factors when buying fine wine?

Friends, critics, and how prestigious a wine is considered to be are all influencing factors in what people invest in and drink


Figures suggest mixed fortunes for fine wines in Asian market

A bar has opened in Shanghai selling 'Bordeaux only' wine suggesting Asian interest in top tipples continues


India's interest in fine wine should not be underestimated

The EU is still negotiating with India to drastically cut improt duty on wine to the country, which could lead to a rise in investment


India, Russia and Greece hailed as emerging markets for fine wine investment

FIne wine expert predicts India, Russia and Greece may be worth watching in terms of emerging interest in the fine wine market


Is white wine going to take over from red on Asian market?

White wine consumption is expected to shoot up 69 per cdent by 2015, but classic red fine wines such as Chateau Lafite Rothschild are still viewed as prestigious brands


Can you bank on Asia's investment in fine wine?

There are mixed reports about Asia's ongoing investment in fine wine, although the overall concensus seems to be positive


Can Petrus retain its exclusivity and popularity?

Petrus is popular in the Chinese market thanks to its exclusivity but will a new distribution partner for the Chateaux changes things?


Red Obsession is tale of Asian wealth taking over fine wine

A new documentary charts the rise of Asian investment in fine wine


Is there any point in investing in wines beyond Bordeaux's Premier Cru?

Bordeaux Premier Cru wines are having something of a resurgence in the Asian market


Asian interests switch from Bordeaux

Asia seems to be turning its back on Bordeaux in favour of Burgundy, but will it last?


Vintage Wine Estate completes acquisition of Clos Pegase Winery and Vineyards

A deal has been agreed between Vintage Wine Estates and Clos Pegase Winery and Vineyards.


How weather and individual tastes can affect the wine market

Bad weather, changing tastes and critics opinions can all have an effect on the popularity and value of wine


Araujo Estate owners pay tribute to Chateau Latour's innovative attitude

Napa Valley winery praises Chateau Latour's innovative techniques as it is announced the Bordeaux estate is to buy the Araujo estate


Bordeaux looks to Poland for wine sales

Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux visits Poland to give country a taste of their finest wines


Michel Rolland suggests good grapes make great vintages

Bordeaux wine critic suggests grapes are primary reason a vintage is a success or not


Experts to taste Crus Bourgeois 2011 wines

Crus Bourgeois 2011 tasting event pencilled in for September 19th in London


Fine wine benefits from tales of its history, research suggests

Research shows the story behind a wine helps inflate its value


Henri Jayer-owned wine is star of Sotheby's latest auction

Sotheby's auction on July 17th hailed a success after pre-sales estimates smashed


Director of Chateau Haut Bailly hails Robert Parker's influence on quality

Chateau Haut Bailly suggests wine critic Robert Parker's interest in wine from Bordeaux helped vineyards become more competitive and improve


Chateau Angelus suggests price rise gamble paid off

Chateau Angelus hails price raising strategy a success


Chateau d'Yquem '90 hits lowest level since Oct 2009

Chateau d'Yquem 1990 case sells for just $4,050, extending a 15-month drop.


WFA announces 1.83m tonne crush

The WFA has announced that its 2013 vintage crush was ten per cent higher than in 2012.


French agriculture ministry predicts 13% grape crop increase in 2013

Ministry of agriculture in France predicts 13 per cent increase in volume of crops but concerns remain surrounding weather and its impact on harvests


Liv-ex indicates fall for Bordeaux and Burgundy fine wines

Bordeaux and Burgundy experience fall in value, according to fine wine index Liv-ex


Sotheby's expect end of season wine sale will raise £1m

An auction to be held at Sotheby's on July 17th is expected to raise £1m from the sale of various Premier Cru vintages


Vinexpo stats show Asian interest in wine is booming

Statistics released by Vinexpo show this year's event was dominated by interest from Asian markets


Bonhams boasts it will be 'finest wine shop in London'

Auction to be held at Bonhams will feature Chateau Mouton Rothschild from 1955 until 2008 and Romanee Conti


Wine Spectator warns preparation key to wine investment

Before investing in fine wine it's important to ensure you have the appropriate storage facilities and have checked the provenance of your investment, executive editor of the Wine Spectator warns


Sales of fine wine help boost Majestic's profits

Fine wine sales help push up Majestic's profits


No capital gains tax for fine wine investment

Investing in fine wine is tax-efficient, experts advise


Domaine Clarence Dillon buys estate next to Chateau Quintus

Domaine Clarence Dillon set to buy Grand Cru Classe estate, Chateau L'Arrosee


Robert Parker to autograph selection of 2009 Bordeaux

Wine critic Robert Parker to sign Bordeaux 2009 vintages


Irish government announces plans to sell off fine wine collection

Fine wine collection housed at the Itish government's department for Foreign Affairs is to be put up for sale


Acker Merrall & Condit note older vintages beat 2012 Futures

Investors are looking to older vintages rather than risking 2012 Futures, accoridng to the chief executive officer of US auctioneer Acker, Merrall & Condit


Sotheby's to auction Domaine Clarance Dillon wine in Hong Kong

Wine from the cellars of Domaine Clarance Dillon to go up for sale at Sotheby's Hong Kong offfices in October for the first time


Bordeaux 2010 at LIWF

London International Wine Fair attracts the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux


Sotheby's London auction features 1982, 1990 & 1996 Bordeaux

Bordeaux from 1982,1990 and 1996 to feature at Sotheby's next London auction


Robert Parker hails Bordeaux's '300-400 world-class wines'

Wine critique hails Bordeaux as "best value for money"


French vineyard beckons for Sir Alex Ferguson

Rumours are circulating that Sir Alex Fegurson may be about to purchase a vineyard in the south of France


Asian investors buy more Bordeaux estates

More Asian interest in Bordeaux wine


Wine author's private collection raises nearly £100k

Hugh Johnson's private wine collection exceeds £100,000


Chinese investor snaps up Bordeaux Chateau

Asian investor buys Bordeaux Chateau


Christie's to offer vineyard sale service

Vineyard sale service to be offered to investors via Christie's


Rare Mouton-Rothschild at Christie's Geneva auction

Mouton-Rothscchild featuring pictures by artists of the 20th century will make up some of the lots at Christie's auction in Geneva


Petrus most valuable lot at Christie's latest wine auction

Christie's wine auction is a success with a case of Petrus topping the bill



Investment Europe hails 'remarkable resilience' of fine wine market

Stability of wine turns investors onto the asset, Investment Europe suggests


Presidential palace to auction fine wine including Petrus 1990

French wine fans will be pleased to hear that the Elysee Palace is autioning off some of the wine from its cellars



Burgundy outstrips Bordeaux at Sotheby's

Burgundy is proving popular with investors if Sotheby's lastest auction results are anything to go by


Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur tastings bring mixed reviews

Reviews of Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur are starting to trickle through and opions are mixed


Fine wine investment 'inflation proof and low risk'

Investment in fine wine is inflation proof, expert states

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