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Wine Investment for Beginners

01 Dec, 2023 Wine

The power of old-world wines to new-world wines is immense in investment. With wine, there is a huge pool of product diversity, making for an exciting avenue for investment. House of Assets support wine as an investment and would encourage anyone looking to diversify their portfolio to turn to fine wine. That is why House of Assets offers wine investment tips for beginners!

Understanding the basics of wine as an investment 

By delving into the world of fine and vintage wine, you must understand the different style spectrums, as each has varying investment potential. Most commonly, red wines, Bordeaux’s Pinot Noir, white wines, including Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, and sparkling wines, varying types of Champagne and Prosecco, are all key players in portfolio investment options. 

Like most investment pieces, the key factors influencing value are its provenance, scarcity and ageing potential. But beyond that, it is also important that those bottles are critically acclaimed. So whether you’re looking to list or sell your bottle, you should have reputable wine ratings which will impact your wine’s desirability. 

Wine investment tips

1. Educate yourself

The world of wine is huge. With wine, it is important to know everything about your bottle, from the seed the grape was grown into the regions and the impact of climate on wine production. So ensure you’re all clued up before even considering the price tag!

2. Start Small

Wine investment is not for the impatient. To begin your fine wine portfolio, starting with a modest budget is essential. Typically, you should set around £ 5,000 to allow you to buy a small spread. But use this budget wisely. Diversify your portfolio across various regions and styles to minimise risks and maximise potential wine investment returns. 

3. Storage is imperative

Before considering a wine investment purchase, you must ensure you have correct and proper storage in place. Storage is paramount for wine quality and, therefore, investment value. Before investing in the wine, you must invest in climate-controlled storage to preserve the integrity of your future collection. 

4. Build a network 

House of Assets makes it easy to connect with fellow enthusiasts, wine merchants and even novices in their wine collection community. Building a network through House of Assets can provide valuable insights and opportunities like collaborating on a wine purchase and part-owning a vintage bottle.

5. Patience

Wine investment is a long-term commitment and is not something that will help you turn around money quickly. To see wine investment returns typically requires a minimum of 7 – 10 years of patience to make a profit. So, allow your collection to mature and resist the urge to cash in to reap the benefits of your more appreciated fine wine. 

House of Assets guide to the basics of investing in wine for beginners should allow you better preparation for your wine investment journey. So remember that whether you’re captivated by a French red or an Italian white, the most successful wine investment returns require time, patience and a diverse portfolio. At House of Assets, we’re delighted to allow you to delve into the world of wine investing and collaborate with other enthusiasts! For any fine wine investment queries, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Beth Macdonald

Bethany is a seasoned expert in tangible asset investment, renowned for her astute insights in the realms of art, fine wines, whiskey and classic cars. With over two decades of experience in the financial and luxury asset management sectors, and working for other auction houses/marketplaces, she has a deep understanding of the market sector and investment trading. Her passion for tangible asset investments started early in her career and she has keen eye for value and art.

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