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The Business of Investing in Wines -
It isn’t for the faint of heart or budget

Wine Investment Carries Substantial Risks

Money never grows by itself. You need to invest it in a wise manner and check for regular updates. What if there is an investment that you have to invest in and then forget about it! You will be handsomely rewarded for your investment after 10 to 15 years. Does it sound a bit surprising? Well, it is true, and wine is the investment fund that we are talking about. Wine offers tax-free returns and hence, interests most of the investors an appealing method to invest in.

The business of wine involves substantial risks and no guarantees, though. However, the higher the risk, the higher the returns will be. Wine investments are not meant for the faint of heart and investors with limited money.

Bottles of red wine on shelf
Owing to price rises in the past few years, wine has become an attractive investment option,
despite inherent risks in the wine investment.

Why should you invest in wine?

Stock markets have performed poorly in the past few years with heightened risks. Investors are looking for alternate investment options to balance their losses. This volatile market has made wine an attractive investment option. The year 2009 to 2011 witnessed an extraordinary increase in wine prices as mentioned in the Liv- Ex platform. Liv- Ex is one of the most known and popular wine trading platform available online. More than thousands of wine investors trade wine on a regular basis with this platform.

Somehow, there was a slump in the market after 2011, but the market recovered and stabilized in 2013. The market trends appear to be healthy enough for an investment. This limited availability asset has attracted even the Wall Street with its incomparable returns. However, wine investments are not covered with the Financial Services Compensation Schemes, and it is for investors who are willing to take the risk.

How much money do you need to invest in wine?

Wooden Wine Fund barrel
Wine investment's secondary costs include professional wine storage, insurance costs, fees and taxes.
Wine investments start at a remarkably modest rate, and you can purchase a wine case for a few hundred pounds. However, you need to maintain a diversified portfolio to achieve high returns. Make sure to balance your investment with other traditional assets for better investment returns.

There are some secondary costs involved in wine investments including professional storage for wine, insurance, taxes, and fees. However, you can get rid of all the taxes including VAT with bonded storage cellars. You can expect to pay up to GBP20 per year for your storage. It is best to consult a wine broker to understand all the taxes involved in the process.

How can you make investments in wine?

There are plenty of methods to invest in wine, and it is best to choose the most suitable one for your investments.

» Wine Merchants

If you are planning to invest in wine, wine merchants are the best people to get in touch with. Start by looking for an excellent wine merchant with a proven track record. The past few years have witnessed an increase in the number of wine frauds and it is important to be aware of such fraudulent merchants. Get a review of the merchant from other investors and see their registration before purchasing a Wine. These merchants do not charge fees, and they usually have a 10 percent margin in the overall price of the wine.

» Wine funds

Wine expert Robert Parker
When considering wine investments, heed the advice of reputable wine experts, such as Robert Parker and his wine reviews.

This is indeed the safest method to invest in a wine. You will have a fund manager to look after the wine, and you will not be responsible for managing or storing the wine.

It simply implies that you are not dealing with Wine directly, and your investment is based upon the trading of wine in the open market.

You can start your investments from GBP10,000 onwards along with some other deductible fees. Some of the most famous Wine investments funds include the Vintage Wine Fund, Wine Growth Fund, and Fine Wine Fund.

» Wine Trading

One can start trading Wine at different online platforms including Liv- Ex and Cavex. The buyers can have a look at the photos, storage certificates, and receipts of the wine. It is necessary to have a decent knowledge of the Wine market before you start trading online.

The wine market is similar to any other investments and it is best to go with the reviews of expert like Robert Parker. The wine market may swing a bit, but it will offer long term returns in the longer run.

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