Wines & Spirits

The collectability of wine and spirits is often down to vintage and rarity. When buying investment wines, the ideal vintages are those that are known to hold their taste over a long period of time. 

Bordeaux and Burgundy wines are two of the most frequently collected wines but bottles are sometimes purchased because of their links to historic events or previous owners. Famous wine collectors include Thomas Jefferson, Alex Ferguson and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Since the 1990’s the market for fine and rare wine has grown due in part to increasing demand from Asia.


340 years old and drinkable

05 April 1999

UK: FOR the moment at least the great international wine auctioneering machine grinds on serenely enough with lottage selling rates routinely at levels of 90 per cent or better.

Double whiskey in the jar

30 March 1999

UK: “THE saving grace of the whisky bottle market,” said Alan Blakeman who runs bottle specialists BBR (buyer’s premium 10 per cent) , “is that as soon as the Australians, with their currency problems, started to disappear from the scene, the Americans started to show an interest.”

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