January 2017

UK Agora Update: Australian Wine sales 2016

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UK Agora is delighted to continue to work with Australian wine owners.  Since 2015 we have managed the sale of over ten thousands bottles of Australian wines on behalf of investors.  You will find a list of the Australian wines brands we sold in 2016: Torbreck Run Rig  Torbreck The Pict Torbreck Factor Torbreck Steading Torbreck Descendant Robertson Clare Max V Kaesler Stonehorse Kaesler Old Vine Kaesler Bogan Kay Brothers Hillside Kay Brothers Block Six Two Hands Anteros Mataro Two Hands Deer In Headlights Two Hands Bella's Garden Two Hands Lily's Garden Two Hands Windmill Shiraz Two Hands Aphrodite Two Hands Aerope Grenache Two Hands Ares Two Hands Zippy's Two Hands Coach House Two Hands Zippy's Amarone Shirvington Shiraz JJH Hahn 1914 Shiraz Parsons Flat Olivers Taranga Olivers Corrinas Olivers Taranga Wild Duck Creek Springflat Colonial Estate Émigré Colonial Estate Exile Colonial Estate Mungo Park Colonial Estate John Speke Colonial Estate Alexander Laing Colonial Estate Richard Lander Nashwauk Shiraz Henschke Hill of Grace Henschke Cyril Henschke Keyneton Henschke Mount Edelstone Coach House Block Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Syrah Clarendon Hills Astralis Clarendon Hills Moritz Syrah Clarendon Hills Piggot Range Syrah Leeuwin Art Series Cabernet Penfolds Grange d'Arenberg Dead Arm Tatiarra Cambrian Shiraz Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz  Fox Creek Reserve...

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Own Australian wine? What to look out for….

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We have recently learned that there are several companies contacting clients who previously purchased Australian wines through APW. We have been informed that some Australian wine owners have been encouraged to hand over money to companies. Be careful, as we are aware that these companies are likely to be illegitimate. What to watch out for The company will claim that they are able to sell your wine portfolio. Generally, fees are paid upfront in the form of a "deposit" with the promise of this being refunded once the portfolio is sold. An Australian wine owner recently contacted us concerned that he had transferred money to a company using these techniques, which shortly vanished. There seems to be several companies contacting Australian wine owners. After investigating the matter we have concluded that these companies are likely to be related in some way, most likely operating out of the same premises. We are aware that the fraudsters are attempting to impersonate...

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AFC Wimbledon Vs Sutton Utd: Late heartbreak for AFC Wimbledon

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Late heartbreak for AFC Wimbledon AFC Wimbledon exited the Emirates FA Cup tonight at the hands of Sutton United with Paul Robinson’s sending off after just 15 minutes proving crucial. The Dons battled well with one man less and Neal Ardley’s men were still 1-0 up until the 75thminute, but Sutton exposed the gaps caused by tiring legs with late goals to win it 3-1. It was a difficult way to be eliminated from the FA Cup, the Dons showing plenty of fight in a vain attempt to stay in it, before being hit by late blows. A sign of the importance attached to this match was that Neal Ardley selected an unchanged starting 11 from the side that performed so well against Oxford United on Saturday. The manager had warned in the build-up that Sutton were not to be taken lightly and a difficult start for Wimbledon backed that up. Though Taylor flashed...

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Investment in fines wines outperformed many other major financial indexes?

The world of investments is a powerful industry in which the most intuitive, talented and well-prepared investors manage to achieve high financial returns by making smart decisions every step of the way. Apart from traditional asset classes, you also have the option of considering alternative investment options next year and increase your winning rates in the industry. Among all possible valuable alternatives, fine wine plays an essential role for investors looking to outperform many other major financial indexes and build a real business empire that might bring them financial fortunes next year. Let’s discover more about this type of investments, why you should choose fine wine instead of other possible assets and how you can turn your investments into pure gold in 2017. FWI versus World Equities in the world of valuable investments Fine wine has been a valid choice made by serious investors for many years. Why? Because it represents a finite...

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AFC Wimbledon News: Dons dig in for a replay

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A battling draw back at Sutton AFC Wimbledon and Sutton United will have to do it all over again on Tuesday week after neither side was able to come up with a goal in today’s Emirates FA Cup tie. The 0-0 draw featured all the hallmarks of a close cup tie with plenty of fighting spirt and endeavour from both teams, but a lack of cutting edge. It was a raucous atmosphere back at the venue where AFC Wimbledon’s journey started 14-and-a-half years ago and the Dons had to withstand plenty of pressure to stay in the competition. However, it was Wimbledon threatening to win it near the end and Barry Fuller appeared to be denied a good shout for a penalty by referee Keith Stroud. Neal Ardley made two changes to his starting line-up with Andy Barcham back in the team to play ahead of Sean Kelly on the left side. Jon Meades...

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Fine wine index raises a toast to Brexit after biggest gains in six years

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It has been a vintage year for investors in fine wines as the index price surged by a quarter to five year highs in its strongest rally since 2010 as the slide in sterling tempted US and Asian buyers back to the UK-based market. Global fine wine marketplace Liv-Ex raised a glass to a 28pc increase in its index of top 50 most heavily traded wines which reached its highest level since 2011. Meanwhile the market’s broadest index, the Liv-Ex 1000, successively breached its all-time record highs in the last four consecutive months after surging 21pc in a year. Bordeaux continues to hold the lion’s share of the fine wine market at 74.4pc as the Bordeaux 500 index climbed 21.8pc from last year. Tom Gearing, founder of investment management company Cult Wines, said the market has seen a steady return of US investors due to the strength of the dollar compared to the...

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