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Why Checking the Authenticity of Your Wine is Important

Like other valuable and investable commodities, wine is sometimes now the victim of fraud – from bottles refilled or passed off as older or younger than they are to outright counterfeits.  Using a trusted wine supplier is the best way to avoid the possibility of falling victim to counterfeit or badly stored wine in a… Continue reading Why Checking the Authenticity of Your Wine is Important

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The Barbie Effect: Why Sales of Rosé Wine are on the Rise

Hands up if you have been bitten by the Barbie bug. If your wardrobe has slowly seen an influx of pink clothes, or your home has had a few whimsical touches added in the past few weeks, then you’re not alone. Blame Greta Gerwig, Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, and the Barbie film. Assuming you… Continue reading The Barbie Effect: Why Sales of Rosé Wine are on the Rise

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Interview with Vindome CEO Ingrid Brodin

Meet Ingrid, Vindome’s CEO and Co-founder. Prior to launching Vindome in 2019, Swedish-born Ingrid worked in the financial arena and with successful start-up businesses. She lives in Monaco with her husband and two children. What led you to create Vindome? Vindome was born from the realisation that fine wine investment was not as popular in… Continue reading Interview with Vindome CEO Ingrid Brodin

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What Is Wine Insurance?

You don’t need me to tell you that we live in uncertain times. I’m not even talking about the political situation in Ukraine or the effects of Covid on the financial market; I’m talking about uncertain climatic times. Summer 2022 was one of the hottest on record by a substantial margin, there are more floods,… Continue reading What Is Wine Insurance?

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Why starting a fine wine portfolio is the ideal graduation gift

With graduation just around the corner, it would be safe to say that there will be some present giving going on when the results come in. But, it hasn’t been easy for the class of ‘22. Starting their degrees amid Covid confusion, having many (if not all) of their lessons online and not meeting their… Continue reading Why starting a fine wine portfolio is the ideal graduation gift

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Why Fine Wine Is the Best Gift: 6 Perfect Occasions

Gift-giving is always tricky. Get it right and you’re golden, get it wrong and well, chances are you’ll be in the doghouse for months. Personally, I love surprises, but God forbid if you don’t tell me what my surprise is before you give it to me, I’ll go bloody mad. To top it all, what… Continue reading Why Fine Wine Is the Best Gift: 6 Perfect Occasions

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How to Host the Perfect Wine Tasting Party

One of the pivotal moments for me, as I was growing up, was when I started to have dinner parties. Not those insane, three different types of cutlery and five different courses types of dinner parties that my parents were so keen on, but just “look at me, I’m trying to be a grown-up” types… Continue reading How to Host the Perfect Wine Tasting Party

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Best Wine Trips & Vacations: Tasting While Travelling

Hands up if you love to travel (*waves hands in the air enthusiastically). Hands up if you love wine (*waves hands in the air even more enthusiastically). Hands up if you think that a holiday in a beautiful region, plus lush scenery, wine tasting, great food and no drive home sounds like your idea of… Continue reading Best Wine Trips & Vacations: Tasting While Travelling

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