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Benefits of Paying in Cryptocurrency for Your Wine Investments

One of my greatest regrets is when my son, aged about 11 or 12, came to me and said “We’ve been learning about this brilliant thing called Bitcoin in school. We should invest”. This was about 2010 or thereabouts and yes, had we listened to him we would be millionaires by now. But we didn’t.… Continue reading Benefits of Paying in Cryptocurrency for Your Wine Investments

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La Place de Bordeaux September 2023 releases

La Place de Bordeaux is a wine marketplace, not an actual physical building. It was originally established because the storage of wine was difficult in Bordeaux. Other than in Saint Emilion, where there are caves dating back to Roman times, it was impossible to dig deep cellars, particularly in the Médoc region, where the majority… Continue reading La Place de Bordeaux September 2023 releases

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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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En Primeur 2022 : What to Expect?

Each spring, usually towards the end of April, the Châteaux put together their blends from the previous vintage. These wines are shown to the customers (‘brokers’) and the press and is sold as ‘futures’ via the En Primeur system. So, what can the happy investor expect from En Primeur 2022? Prices are released a few… Continue reading En Primeur 2022 : What to Expect?

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Italian Fine Wine as an Investment 

Unless you have been living under a rock, it will not have escaped your notice that French wine no longer reigns supreme when it comes to investing. Venture capitalists are waking up to the fact that other countries have the potential to topple Bordeaux and Burgundy off their top spots. Italians Do it Better The… Continue reading Italian Fine Wine as an Investment 

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Are Collectibles a Good Investment in 2022?

Coins. Stamps. Autographs. Dolls. Baseball cards. Guitars. What do these seemingly random objects all have in common? That’s right, they’re collectable. These days people will collect just about anything, but the real question is, are those collections actually worth anything if the rainy day comes? In other words, is collecting things just a waste of… Continue reading Are Collectibles a Good Investment in 2022?

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What Is a Red Blend Wine: Our Comprehensive Guide

No one needs to be told that today’s world is phenomenally fast-paced. Gone are the days of sending a fax and waiting for a reply, or going back even further (depending on how old you are), a memo. Today, if you don’t reply to an email within the hour, then you’re practically on your way… Continue reading What Is a Red Blend Wine: Our Comprehensive Guide

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Understanding the Different Wine Indices

Surely I can’t be the only one who has noticed that everything is measured these days. Social media posts are measured by the number of likes. Work is measured by results. Time is measured in years. Even our speech is measured, for goodness sake.  For investors, the portfolio is measured by an index. This index… Continue reading Understanding the Different Wine Indices

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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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