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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The Best-Performing Wine Investments That Should Be On Your Radar

Buy low, sell high—that’s the dream of any investor. In the world of wine, the value of a carefully chosen vintage can increase exponentially as the wine matures. Savvy wine investors also know to monitor critical market trends—especially performance metrics—to make the most of a good investment.

Let’s take a look at the current best-performing wine investments to determine which wine regions to add to your watchlist. Then we can examine a few considerations to keep in mind when buying and selling investment-grade wines.

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Wine cellar offers a vision of how to start investing in wine

How To Start Investing In Wine: Here’s Where You Should Start

Are you ready to take your love of fine wines to the next level and start investing in wine? Perhaps you’ve been enjoying wine for years, and while you know that investing takes more forethought than collecting wine, you’re ready to take the first step. By learning to make smart wine investments now, you’ll be able to realize greater profits in the future. The more you know, after all, the smarter your investment choices will be.

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What is Winery Direct? Direct From the Vineyard to Your Door

Most wines travel hundreds, or thousands, of miles and pass through many doors before they complete their journey with the pop of a cork. This process factors into the price and—more importantly—the provenance of these wines. The farther the wines travel, and the more complex the journey, the greater the increase in cost and the higher the chances of a mishap. Winery direct shipping offers a faster, safer alternative that limits the extent to which these wines are handled and the risk of damage occurring during transportation.

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2019 Bordeaux futures show great promise

2019 Bordeaux Futures: Why You Should Set Your Sights on This Superb Vintage

The 2019 Bordeaux futures campaign is one for the history books. In the wake of a global pandemic, en primeur week was significantly delayed, as were some futures releases. However, what’s incredible about the 2019 Bordeaux vintage is that, despite these hurdles, the quality of the wine is still capturing the attention and imagination of the world’s most knowledgeable wine enthusiasts. Some top critics have had barrel samples delivered directly to them, and early reviews suggest that this is a vintage worthy of your attention. Many of these wines are pure, elegant, and have fine tannins. Just as enticing are their release prices, which are, on average, 30 percent lower than wines of the equally high-quality 2018 vintage.

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Comparing Bordeaux 2015 vs 2016 is difficult.

Bordeaux 2015 vs. 2016: The Key Differences You Should Know

The last 15 years have yielded some of the best Bordeaux wines in recent history. In particular, five of those years—2005, 2009, 2010, 2015, and 2016—treated critics, collectors, and enthusiasts to early tastings that revealed exceptional quality and suggested these wines would age well for decades. These extraordinary years tend to be compared with one another, too. For example, debate continues over which year wins out when you compare the 2009 and 2010 Bordeaux vintages. And there is still some question regarding how these two vintages stack up against the 2005. 

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What do wine tariffs mean for collectors?

What Wine Tariffs Mean for Collectors and Investors

On October 18, 2019, the U.S. imposed a 25-percent tariff on a variety of goods, including wine, imported from the UK as well as three countries of the EU. These countries were found guilty of providing illegal government subsidies to the multinational aerospace company Airbus by the World Trade Organization (WTO). By subsidizing Airbus, the three countries where the corporation’s shares are traded—France, Spain, and Germany—distorted the marketplace for airliner manufacturing in general and the Boeing Company in particular. 

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Investing in Bordeaux Wine

Investing in Bordeaux Wine: A Guide for Beginners

You love to drink great wine. And, as the years have gone by, you have naturally—and, perhaps, deliberately—developed a more discerning palate. You might even go so far as to call yourself an oenophile: you’re devoted to learning more and have grown to appreciate how wine is produced. You also put careful consideration into how, where, and when the wine you purchase is consumed. The next step as a true connoisseur is to build a wine collection—both for your future enjoyment and to provide the option of selling some bottles for a profit. Investing in Bordeaux wine is a great place to start.

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