Fine & Rare Wines
Working with the UK's leading shippers and fine wine merchants we have access to a selection of truly fine and rare wines. If you are considering starting a cellar and collection of your own, exploring wine investment, or simply just wanting to buy the latest fine wine releases, we are sure to have something of interest here!
Things to consider and look out for when buying fine wines:
En Primeur: En Primeur, also known as Wine Futures, refers to the process of buying wine before it is bottled and released onto the market. Wines can only be purchased by the unmixed case and are usually delivered 2-3 years after the vintage.
Wine Investment: Fine wine matures once bottled, and improves with age. It is a tangible asset with a huge global demand base. As only a limited amount of these wines are produced each year - and as bottles are consumed - the supply of the wine becomes smaller. As the availability diminishes, demand generally rises as the wine matures and as supply of the top wines cannot be increased the value increases. As a rule of thumb, only ever invest in the top wines of Bordeaux and a handful of wines from Burgundy. Whilst other parts of the world make great wines, the global secondary market has limited demand for these, so sticking to the best from Bordeaux is realistically the safest strategy. It is worth noting that there is a risk in wine investment as it is an investment market like any other, so prices can go down as well as up.
Wine Storage: Fine wine will generally only retain its value if it is stored properly in a temperature controlled environment and remains in its original, unopened case (often these are wooden boxes).