A PROVEN TRACK RECORD
PROVENANCE IS KEY
OF YOUR PORTFOLIO
A Capital Gains Tax-Free Investment Opportunity
Fine Wine is a fun and exciting investment option particularly if you have an interest in the subject. Importantly, investment wine is one of the rare asset classes that is not subject to Capital Gains Tax on the growth in value.
Wine investment is nothing new – in the past, the English invariably bought more fine wine than they were able to consume and often sold off surplus wines for a profit. As the world became richer, the fine wine market changed considerably. During the 1990s increased demand, particularly from parts of the Far East, increased prices and demand to unprecedented levels and as a result, the fine wine market has grown considerably.
Growing interest from professional investors and specialist wine investment funds has also elevated demand and prices, but do not be fooled into thinking that wine investment is easy – it is not. It is vital to choose the right wines with strong provenance, and purchasing highly regarded vintages at the correct price and time is imperative, as is selling them at the optimum time and price.
In the past, fine wine has not been affected by stock market fluctuations and generally shows less volatility tending to flatten out in times of recession. Moreover, fine wine is normally the last to fall and the first to recover as was witnessed during the global recession of 2008 and 2009.
Investing through Waud Investment Wines
Buying investment wine should be interesting, exciting and most importantly financially rewarding. Nasty surprises and unscrupulous business practice is something that investors want to avoid at all costs. There are a fair number of reputable and effective investment wine merchants to choose from, as indeed there are some dubious operators, as some unfortunate clients can bear testimony. In 2015, Waud Investment Wines Limited was formed as a business upon the sound foundations of the Waud Wine Club. Our clients are friends, colleagues and mutual contacts for whom we have a vested interest to perform honourably and to a very high standard. In terms of price, we set out to be highly competitive with all other suppliers of investment wine.