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JANCIS ROBINSON - Bordeaux 2018 – proto-prices

by Wine Owners

Posted on 2019-05-02


We worked with Jancis Robinson and her team again this year to calculate the en primeur proto-prices, which we define as the price at which we believe the châteaux need to release their wines in order to make en primeur worthwhile and attractive for the consumer.

The 70 or so wines in the table are those that are most commonly bought en primeur, according to our data.

The proto-prices take into account the price at which consumers can currently buy back-vintages that Julia Harding considers to be useful relative benchmarks for 2018 (here 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2016).

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PROPERTY CHRONICLE - The February 2019 market report

by Wine Owners

Posted on 2019-03-18



February was a relatively quiet month for the wine market. The month started with the Chinese New Year celebrations which meant Asia was quiet and it also contained a European half term break. Sentiment towards Brexit turned, meaning GBP strengthened towards the end of the month, which is never good for the wine market as US$ based bids (U.S. and Asia) automatically adjust downwards. The broad base WO 150 index fell by 2.4%, as did our Blue Chip Burgundy index. In fact, all the indices for the major wine producing regions came off by c.3%.

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DECANTER - Fine wine price growth outstrips watches, cars and jewellery in 2018 – report

by Wine Owners

Posted on 2019-03-11


Surging interest in blue-chip producers of rare Burgundy drove fine wine prices up 9% in 2018, according to the latest Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index.

The La Romanée-Conti 1945 that became the most expensive wine sold at auction. Credit: Sotheby's


KNIGHT FRANK - The Wealth Report 2019

by Wine Owners

Posted on 2019-03-06


From geopolitical shifts to luxury spending trends, The Wealth Report 2019 brings together the latest intelligence and the sharpest insights into the issues that matter most to the world's wealthy.

We have specific interest in the report's wine investment section, of course. This section rests strongly on data from the Knight Frank Fine Wine Investment Index (KFFWII), a custom-built index created by Wine Owners for Knight Frank in 2015. This index of 200 investment-grade wines has provided Knight Frank with detailed market data for the past four Wealth Reports.


Knight Frank Wealth Report 2019



PROPERTY CHRONICLE - Wine market report Q4 and review of 2018

by Wine Owners

Posted on 2019-01-18



In a year, and particularly the last quarter of great uncertainty, the wine market has proved to be a place of great refuge – the WO 150 increased by 10.3%. The wine market performance during the fourth quarter of 2018 was flat, having been gently on the rise until December when indices, including the red-hot WO Burgundy Index, came off a little, in line with a noticeable drop off in turnover throughout the market. In the context of all asset classes, this is another demonstration of the low correlation with more conventional investments the wine market enjoys.

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FINANCIAL EXPRESS - Art, wine & classic cars: bet on these luxury assets

by Wine Owners

Posted on 2018-09-19


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PROPERTY CHRONICLE - An insider's guide to wine investment

by Wine Owners

Posted on 2018-09-19


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THE TIMES - Fine wines can mature into a good investment

by Wine Owners

Posted on 2018-09-11


The Times - Wine Owners - Fine wine investment

The Times - Wine Owners - Fine wine investment

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JANCIS ROBINSON - Bordeaux's 2017 en primeur campaign – how did it go?

by Wine Owners

Posted on 2018-06-19


Jancis Robinson Wine Owners Bordeaux 2017 En primeur

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PROPERTY CHRONICLE - 28 days later

by Wine Owners

Posted on 2018-05-10



Evaluating the future quality of the 2017 Bordeaux vintage


For six days in early April, Nick Martin and Jonathan Reeve abandoned the relative safety of Wine Owners’ HQ and headed to Bordeaux, to tackle several hundred young (unfinished) Bordeaux wines of the new 2017 vintage. Bristling with tannins, these wines were as primal and raw as they will be at any point in their life. Top-end Bordeaux wines are extremely structured (charpenté), full of acidity and tannins. They’re built for the long haul, not for early consumption. Most of the 2017 we tried won’t be drinkable for another six years at least. When we tasted them they were just six months old.


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