Due to the illiquidity and the material value of the wines, as well as a typically long-term investment horizon, the Fine Wine market can be characterized as stable in value.
Since demand rises constantly, wines gain quality over time and the already rare offers decrease due to consumption, prices rise.
Due to a low correlation to other asset classes, as well as the separate security and insurance measures, Fine Wine is a robust component in the portfolio.
When selecting our Fine Wine investments, the general reputation of the winemaker and winery, as well as the critical evaluations of the individual vintages, are of central importance. A particularly high score from leading wine critics can dramatically affect the price of a wine. In addition, the other current journals and specialist magazines keep an eye out for wines with particularly good reviews and for potential market trends in order to stay well informed about the wine market.
Due to past scandals in which very expensive wines were counterfeited and sold, a complete provenance is essential. Before buying the wines, the certificates of authenticity and storage histories of the individual wines are requested and checked. Only wines with a complete provenance meet our strict selection process.
The condition of the wine and its storage, preferably in the winery's original wooden boxes, play another important role in the decision whether the wine is considered investable or not. Attention is paid to the remaining filling quantity, the condition of the bottle, as well as that of the cork and the label. This is essential to achieve the maximum sales price.