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There are several investments suitable for long term tax and estate planning, but investing in art, fine wine and other collectables has the added benefit of there being something tangible that you can enjoy. The comfort and security of knowing that your money is backed by an appreciating asset that can be used to preserve wealth is something that all investors aspire for. At Morrinson Wealth, although we can’t directly help you invest in these...

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Lovers of fine wines and rare spirits will be able to bid on distinctive sets as 71 different fine wine estates and distilleries prepare to host The Golden Vines Fine Wine, Rare Spirit & Experience Global Online Auction in September, with the aim of raising funds towards the Gerard Basset Wine Education Charitable Foundation. Organised by Liquid Icons, the online auction will be available to access through using an eBrochure with Embedded WPA technology to...

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What Are The 10 Most Expensive Wines in the World? What happens to the value of a bottle of wine if you drink it? It’s a conversation that must often happen around the dinner table after the host announces that he has purchased a bottle of wine with a value soaring into the thousands. And does cost always equate to quality? Often that’s not the point – it’s the rarity that gives these valuable vintages...

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What better treasure to leave behind than to restore an ancient vineyard, to propagate unique biodiversity, to renovate a historical site, and to leave it all better for the next millennium than it was entrusted to you? With a motto of “Non Mihi, Non Tibi, sed Nobis” (Not mine, not yours, but ours), Chêne Bleu is a winery rooted in collaboration, with a view to creating a legacy built on the connections between Nature, History,...

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Is fine wine best enjoyed in a glass, or stored away as an investment? Arts & Collections asks Peter Shakeshaft of wine investment advisors Vin-X for a taste of his insider knowledge.  In these days of economic and political upheaval, it would be good to know of a reliable investment available to anyone with a little specialist knowledge. But does fine wine qualify? We asked Peter Shakeshaft, Founder and Chairman of Vin-X Limited for some...

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While investment in stocks, shares and bonds remains an uncertain option, alternative investments, such as art, cars, coins and stamps, have become increasingly attractive. The rate of return can be spectacular, and this is true nowhere more than in the world of wine bottles. Between 2012 and 2017, for instance, the Petit Mouton 2011 vintage appreciated from £690 per case to £1,831, an increase of 165 percent.  Last year, two of just 600 surviving bottles...

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When David Swensen’s Yale Model—a model that invests heavily in alternative or non-liquid investments—was first revealed in 2000[1], it caused quite a stir in institutional investment. In the first 20 years of his tenure (1985-2005) as Yale’s endowment manager, Swensen managed to top the S&P 500’s 12.3 percent annualised return by a further 3.8 percent, breezing through stock market downturns that decimated other institutions. Mainstreaming Alternative Investment Instruments Many of Swensen’s contemporaries, and more than...

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Leading London wine merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd offer expert insight into investing in one of the luxury market’s most tangible assets in 2018: fine wine. 2017 saw robust returns at auction for wine sellers—despite the potentially destructive impact of Brexit on most U.K. investment markets. Auction house Christie’s’ top-selling lot in 2017 was a 12-bottle case of the wine world’s revered Romanée-Conti from a 1988 vintage, raking in £198,000. Meanwhile, a single bottle of...

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The top five most valuable bottles of wine the public may have at home have been revealed thanks to research by LoveAntiques.com. According to the antiques website, bottles such as the 1962 Romanée Conti, Domaine Romanée Conti; the 1961 Hermitage La Chappelle, Jaboulet; and the 1945 Mouton Rothschild are at the top of the list—each costing around £15,000. Will Thomas, managing director at LoveAntiques.com, said: ‘Wine is a hugely popular area for people to invest...

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Sotheby’s Hong Kong has announced the sale of over 3,000 bottles of wine from the cellar of Fux Restaurant. In over 500 lots, the collection is expected to reach over HK$13.5 million/ US$1.7 million in returns. This wine auction will mark the beginning of the 2017 Sotheby’s Hong Kong autumn sale series. The wine auction, to be held on 30 September, comprises of a wide range of vintages from the award-winning restaurant’s collection. Currently, Fux...

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