The Wine Cellar Plan Questions & Answers
What’s the benefit of investing in fine wines with The Wine Cellar Club?
The Wine Cellar Club is a family business with a history in the wine business for over 170 years! Full trading member of the Liv-Ex (The Industry Internatonal fine wine exchange), our clients have the guarantee of being in the hand of reliable professionals with high standard of work ethic.
As for investing in wine, perhaps due to luxury wine’s status as a province of the wealthy elite, prices have little to no correlation with stocks and maintain relatively stable gains over time. For these reasons, fine wine is becoming quite an attractive investment. During the past 30 years, the average year on year growth of fine wine's price is 12%.
How easy is it to invest in fine wines?
It's very easy to invest in fine wines by using The Wine Cellar Club services. You can have the comfort of knowing that top wine experts are managing the purchase, sale, and storage of your wine.
Where can I see the market trend of fine wines?
The wine equivalent of the FTSE 100 is the Liv-Ex Fine Wine 100, a price index of 100 popular vintages as selected by the London International Vintner’s Exchange, a wine exchange founded in London in 1999.
Why shall I mainly invest in Bordeaux red wines?
The gold standard of wine investment is “First Growth” Bordeaux red. This grade, Premier Cru in French, has nothing to do with when the grapes are grown – it is simply a classification bestowed on certain premier wineries. This list of first-growth Bordeaux wines, originally ordered by Emperor Napoleon III, has changed little since 1855, and represents what the winemaking industry has consistently considered to be the highest-quality wines in the world.
Liv-Ex published the “Liv-Ex Bordeaux Classification” every year since 2009. It is an attempt to update the list to reflect current market values. This classification was updated in 2011. Not surprisingly, the original first-growth Bordeauxs all command top spots in the new classification. Learn more about Wine Investment.
Shall I go for En primeur?
Buying en primeur is the practice of buying wine before it is bottled and shipped. In theory this is the cheapest time to buy though buying wine in this manner does have both pros and cons. We will carefully choose the right en primeur for you while keep your investment diversified and safe. Learn More about The Wine Cellar Club "En Primeur" offers.
Why do you recommend me buy wines by case?
Most investment-grade wine trading occurs by the case, which contains twelve standard-sized wine bottles. The most sought-after fine wines can sell for upwards of EUR8000 - EUR10 000 per case.
Can I put the wines at home?
Proper storage is essential to preserving a bottle of wine’s investment value. Nearly all investors have their wine stored at professional facilities that carefully maintain control over temperature, humidity, and other environmental factors. Case- or locker-sized storage is available. This helps to establish the wine’s pedigree – gaps in storage history can lead to a decrease in value. Despite this, some investors do choose to store their wine in their own custom-built wine cellars. Learn more about The Wine Cellar Club storage facilities.
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