Wine investing: laying down your cellar

Posted by Will Lyons on November 11, 2015

You’ve made the decision to invest in wine. You have done your research. And you have got your funds together. Now for the fun part – laying down your cellar.

For the budding collector there are several ways of buying wine and the market has changed dramatically in the past few years. Some are very hands-on, others reduce wine to an abstract investment where you can have investment exposure and never see a single bottle.

Perhaps the least efficient is the old way of paying a visit to your local wine merchant and buying a few bottles for your portfolio. Some traditional wine merchants still exist but, these days, there are a plethora of options from wine brokers, auction houses, investment funds and even fintech in the shape of peer-to-peer trading platforms.

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