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Ten most searched-for wine names*
  • 1. Dom Perignon2. Petrus3. Pin4. Montrose5. Cristal
  • 6. Talbot7. Angelus8. Belgrave9. Krug10. Palmer
*in the last 3 months, courtesy of a very popular search engine


Investing in fine wine is not generally a short-term investment. Although in certain cases very positive returns have been made in just a few years, Provenance expects to recommend a holding term of at least five years. In order to get the best possible returns of all, it is important to follow some widely-held guidelines:

    • Look for wines at the highest price per case that you can afford, since the very best wines often rise more in percentage terms.
    • Buy wines with truly global secondary demand.
    Bordeaux is the best example of this.
    • Open an account with a bonded warehouse.
    • Choose an exit strategy that will not cost too much commission.
    • Never confuse investment with drinking. The old adage ‘at least we can drink it’ is not a professional approach even if true…”

    Niall Firth, “Fine Wine may help us to beat the credit crunch”, The Daily Mail, August 02 2008
  • “Wine as an asset class intimidates most people, who mistakenly assume it is a rich man’s game when in actuality it is open to anyone who is prepared to commit a few thousand quid and wait for a few years.”Christopher Silvester, “Opportunities for Vintage Growth”, The Spectator, June 14 2008

Also, although Provenance Fine Wines are not tax advisors we understand major tax benefits do exist, brought about by the status of “wasting chattel” accorded to fine wine by HM Revenue & Customs, thus entitling exemption from capital gains tax. For further clarification on this matter please visit:

The acquisition and disposal of Wine is not a regulated activity under United Kingdom Financial Services legislation. Accordingly no statutory protection is available to customers. Provenance Fine Wines Ltd. gives no warranty as to the future value of any product purchased from it and the resale value of any product is entirely at the risk of the customer.