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Goldman Sachs Loan to Ex-Trader Is Backed by 15,000 Wines

Goldman Sachs accepted almost 15,000 bottles of fine wine worth a seven figure sum as loan collateral from a former high-ranking executive, according to a regulatory filing last month. Read more

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Red Obsession

Red Obsession from Lion Rock Films on Vimeo. View the trailer for the forthcoming film by producer Warwick Ross, award-winning screen-writer David Roach and Andrew Caillard MW of auctioneers Langtons. Narrated by Russell Crowe and released by Lion Rock Films, it … Continue reading

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Niche Investment Areas Are “Hot”

Over the next twelve months, affluent and high net worth individuals in the UK are likely to invest in more niche products than mainstream ones, a report by Phoenix Global Wealth Monitor claims.  Read more

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Wine Investment – Getting a Fair Deal

At last, the return of some positive sentiment regarding the short to medium term prospects for wine investment (10.8% growth on Liv-ex 50 since November 2012) …. read more

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Market Snapshot – Feb 2013

Our latest performance comparison figures with the Liv-ex 100, see below, confirm that our more selective approach to compiling a wine portfolio is one that delivers above market average growth – read more

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No Yquem in 2012

The world’s most famous sweet-white wine producer, Chateau d’Yquem, has revealed that it will not produce its highly prized Sauternes for the first time in 20 years. – read more

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Tax Doctor – My client wants to invest in wine. What should I do?

With the growing popularity of fine wine as an investment, clients need to be advised on their IHT liabilities, but are normally exempt from CGT charges, writes Mark Green of Legal & General Savings. – read more  

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Pavie & Angelus promoted in new St Emilion reclassification

Chateau Pavie’s owner Gerard Perse was ‘overcome with emotion’ as his property promotion to St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé A was confirmed today – read more

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Wine Investing: 3 Blue Chip Bargains

John Kapon, Head of New York auction house, Acker Merril & Condit on the the virtues of buying certain vintage Bourdeaux’s “on weakness.” He likens it to buying great blue chip stocks on the dips – read more

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Latour quits En Primeur – but to what gain?

In a letter to negociants on 12th April, Frederic Engerer, who runs Latour on behalf of its owner Francois Pinault, explained that 2011 would be the last vintage that both Les Forts de Latour and the grand vin would be … Continue reading

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