Wine Memoirs

In historical perspective the wine market makes typical mainstream investment markets, like equities and bonds, look nouveau. Wine production dates back some 6,500 years. Bordeaux has been producing wine for two millennia and the UK has been Bordeaux’s largest export market for at least 900 years. The great chateaux of Bordeaux – including Haut Brion – still dominate the fine wine investment landscape and account for about 85% to 90% of Liv-ex’s turnover. The Wine investment market today looks increasingly conventional. Private collectors in the UK alone hold more than US$2bn worth of Fine Wine in bonded warehouses.