Fine Wine Investment in 2022

Fine wine investment has seen another year of strong performance. The Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 Index, which tracks the performance of the 1000 most sought-after wines, has seen a return of 13.1% over the last 12 months. This outperformance has been driven by a growing global market for fine wine, as well as increased interest from investors seeking alternative assets to traditional investments like stocks and bonds. In particular, fine wine has proven to be a relatively stable and consistent performer in the face of economic uncertainty. Additionally, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand for fine wine as people spend more time at home and seek out luxury goods.

Bordeaux wines, in particular, have been a consistently strong performer in the fine wine market. The Liv-ex Bordeaux Legends 40 Index, which tracks the performance of 40 Bordeaux wines, has seen a return of 8.5% over the past year. Bordeaux continues to be the most traded region on Liv-ex with a monthly regional share of 38.3% for December. This is due to the high demand and prestige associated with Bordeaux wines, as well as the limited supply of certain vintages. Additionally, Bordeaux wines have a long history of aging well, which makes them an attractive option for long-term investors.

Edward Stevens
Sales Manager
Waud Investment Wines Limited