wine investments

Liv-Ex Reveals What’s Hot on the Wine Market: For Wine Investments, Look to California, Italy, and Burgundy

  Now that 2015 has come to a close, the London International Vintner’s Exchange (Liv-ex) has released its annual report detailing the best-performing wines and wine regions in the world. This year’s report suggests that Bordeaux has lost some of its hold on the market over the past year, but that other regions like California,…

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The Best Wines Are Political: What a Country’s Regulation of Its Wine Industry Means for Investors

Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “I think it is a great error to consider a heavy tax on wines as a tax on luxury. On the contrary, it is a tax on the health of our citizens.” At the time this quote was written, Jefferson was in an intense fight against British taxation in the United…

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Be wary who you invest with

Here at Wine Posts, we collect wine for a simple reason: because we enjoy it and like to drink it. Investing in wine is a more dubious process. Yes, first growth Bordeaux and collectible Burgundy has a great history of appreciation, as a quick search on WinePrices will tell you.  However,  between questionable vintages, ratings misses,…

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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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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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