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Your Guide to Wine Valuation: Find Out How Much Your Bottles of Wine Are Worth

It’s no secret that investing in fine wine can yield substantial revenue under the right circumstances. In 2019, for example, a private collection of over 17,000 bottles sold for $29.8 million at auction, setting a new world record—and sparking the imagination of many aspiring investors. 

Like wine cultivation, though, there is an art to fine wine investing. Wine valuation is a critical component of the investment process. You need to know precisely how much your wine is worth and when it will be most valuable on the market to optimize profits when it’s time to sell. 

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2018 Château Haut-Brion vs. La Mission Haut-Brion

2018 was kind to Bordeaux winemakers, and the harvest that year yielded several exquisite wines for collectors. For Château Haut-Brion, this vintage is well on its way to being considered a classic. Likewise, the 2018 Château La Mission Haut-Brion vintage is excellent; however, it carries a lower upfront cost.

This guide to both vintages will illuminate the differences between the 2018 Château Haut-Brion and the 2018 Château La Mission Haut-Brion so that you can make an informed decision on which wines to add to your collection.

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According to the 2020 Burgundy vintage report, vineyards like this one weathered a chaotic year surprisingly well, with promising results

Your 2020 Burgundy Vintage Report

In a year that became infamous for historical curveballs, it is perhaps only fitting that the 2020 Burgundy harvest surprised us, too. Between pandemic-related predicaments and an exceptionally early harvest, this year’s vintage could easily have been a disaster. However, while the quality of this vintage will be somewhat variable, the grapes remained remarkably healthy, and the wines should impress even the most skeptical connoisseurs.

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Pairing wine with eggplant parmigiana dishes like this one is easy if you keep a few basic principles in mind.

Best Wine Pairings With Eggplant Parmigiana

Few among us can look upon eggplant parmigiana without salivating. Rich and acidic, layered with cheese, tomato sauce, and, of course, eggplant, most gastronomers can agree: this Italian dish is simply delicious.

A dish so rich and unexpectedly complex deserves to be paired with the best—foods, as well as drinks. Below, we’ll discuss a few of our favorite wine pairings with eggplant parmigiana, as well as how to discover new favorite pairings of your own.

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The 2020 Bordeaux Harvest report reflects both the chaos of the year and the beauty of perseverance in vineyards like this one

Your 2020 Bordeaux Harvest Report

The 2020 Bordeaux harvest, much like 2020 itself, was subject to a bit of chaos. The harvest itself arrived earlier than expected and weathered everything from March frosts and thunderstorms to heat spells and long droughts. Vintners adapted on the fly to integrate COVID-19 precautions and testing procedures into their everyday operations.

And yet, at the end of the day, the 2020 Bordeaux harvest report is a hopeful one. The wines are expected to be high quality, if somewhat variable—a happy surprise for winemakers and wine collectors alike.

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Row of bottles of best investment wines 2021

Exploring the Best Investment Wines in 2021

Investing in fine wine is much like enjoying it—the more knowledge you bring to the table, the richer the experience. When exploring fine wine investments, be sure to consider the wine’s context—its terroir and its producers—before making your investment decision. Additionally, by taking a closer look at specific wines projected to be strong investments in the coming year, you can discover a few relatively low-risk, and potentially high-reward wines to add to your portfolio. To that end, this guide will cover not only what factors investors should note when considering a wine investment, but also which wines look like the best investment wines in.

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