WINE INVESTMENT Tag

How to trade fine wine successfully

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You're nearly ready to take your first steps towards building a wine portfolio. There are important question you should ask yourself before you make a purchase. The most obvious one being, "who should I buy from"? There are signs and indicators which may appear obvious but are often overlooked. 1) How does the company you're considering working with store your fine wines after purchase? The right answer: Wines should be stored within a private account which solely belongs to the owner. This is the most straight forward and risk eliminating way to trade fine wines. The ownership has been fully transferred to you. This means you can sell when you want and to whoever you want. This is exactly how UK Agora trade fine wine. 2) Where are the wines stored? The right answer: In a government regulated, climate controlled Bonded-warehouse. UK Agora use the London City Bond (LCB) who are the UK's longest...

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Wigan v AFC Wimbledon – What a game!

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AFC Wimbledon held Wigan to a 1-1 Draw this weekend. With the odds stacked against them Wimbledon managed to produce a breathtaking display to hold league leaders Wigan Athletic to a draw at their home ground. All Wigan need is a point to seal the title. We wish AFC Wimbledon luck for their penultimate game on Tuesday night. We will be attending their last game of the season on Saturday. It looks more and more likely that AFC Wimbledon will gain safety. Hopefully we'll be hearing plenty of " The wombles staying up, and the franchise are going down" sung throughout the ground on Saturday!   Image credit Sky Sports  ...

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METRO: Wimbledon just can’t stay away from the ever-willing Kennedy

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THERE is no getting rid of defender Callum Kennedy — just ask Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley, who has tried it twice. The left-back is back at Kingsmeadow for his third stint — proving that, just like their TV counterparts, the Wombles truly love recycling. Kennedy recalls the first time Ardley gave him the boot, in the summer of 2014 after an injury-plagued season. He said: ‘It was a shock, it was the first time I had been without a club. ‘He said “you are more than welcome to come back to train pre-season to get your fitness up while you looking for somewhere else”.’ It was the wake-up call he needed. ‘I really worked hard that summer. I came back to pre-season firing on all cylinders. The gaffer noticed and offered me another deal. ‘It was weird because he had let me go a few months earlier. But when I came back I think he saw the...

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The top 10 investment – 150% + in five years

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Price increase information May 2012 - May 2017   Petit Mouton 2011 - 165% Krug, Vintage Brut 1990 - 162% DRC, Grands Echezeaux 2006 - 152% Armand Rousseau, Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 2006 - 152% Solaia 2004 - 150% DRC, Tache 2004 - 149% Dominus 2004 - 148% DRC, Grands Echezeaux 2007 - 145% Calon Segur 2007 - 139% DRC, Tache 2008 - 136%   Source Liv-Ex...

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We’re Following the Dons, Are You?

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As you may know by now, UK Agora are proud hospitality sponsors of AFC Wimbledon. Today we are proud to learn that Rivals MK Dons, who infamously "stole" Wimbledon's Football League position when the club was forcefully relocated to Milton Keynes have been relegated to League Two. During this time AFC Wimbledon have managed to form a Phoenix club, rise through the Football Leagues and surpass their rivals. Safety is yet to be promised but is still highly possible. When asked to explain this fierce rivalry, Nicholas Gibbs, Sales Director at UK Agora replied "You cannot clone enthusiasm. It is not something that can simply be purchased - it stems from the fans. The FA made the decision to move the club but it's heart remained in Wimbledon". "Much like with the production of Fine Wine, you could purchase vines from Bordeaux, move them half way around the world, but is that vine going to be an exact...

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Burgundy’s Other Great Reds

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Wine-Searcher.com By W. Blake Gray | Posted Monday, 16-Apr-2018 As Burgundy wines continue to get more expensive, Cyril Chirouze wants you to look for an alternative that is literally right inside Burgundy. Chirouze, 35, is the winemaker for Château des Jacques, which has been owned by the Burgundian giant Louis Jadot since 1996. Château des Jacques harvests its fruit ripe and ages its wines in oak to get that crowd-pleasing Burgundy character. The catch is that the winery is in Beaujolais, and the grapes are Gamay. But if you tasted the wines blind, you might not realize it. "I like to show that Gamay can be a really full-bodied wine," Chirouze told Wine-Searcher. "This depends on your winegrowing and winemaking philosophy. Beaujolais is much more complex than what we used to think." Beaujolais is actually part of Burgundy (use this trivia question to stump wine snobs), but it has gone in a different direction from what we consider Burgundy for a long...

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Neal praises impact made by Andy Barcham

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Neal Ardley has praised Andy Barcham’s return to form after he provided the spark for AFC Wimbledon’s stunning fightback at Walsall on Saturday. Barcham has been on the substitutes’ bench in recent weeks, but the manager unleashed him to devastating effect at Walsall with the flying winger providing evidence that he is back to his best. “Andy Barcham has been one of my most consistent players in the last two or three years,” said Neal. “Barchy is a player who has got that bit of zip in his game, but a few weeks back in training and in games he just looked like he needed to be taken out. Harry (Forrester) was playing well. Barchy is a fantastic lad and he is a bubbly character around the place. I noticed that he was getting that zip back into his game and when he came on in the second-half (at Walsall) he made a...

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Lloyd Sam steps up fitness by completing full 90 against Rovers

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By Rob Cornell New signing Lloyd Sam completed the full 90 minutes for an AFC Wimbledon development side against Bristol Rovers today. The experienced winger's crossing and set-piece delivery looked more than useful in a 1-1 draw that consolidated top spot in the Central League for Alan Reeves' side. Striker Richard Pingling scored from the penalty spot to level the scores in a match played at Yate Town. Wimbledon were just unable to plunder all three points against a Rovers team reduced to 10 men in the 47th minute due to Alfie Kilgour's red card. In an eventful second-half, an outfield player was forced to take over in goal for Rovers after keeper Thom Jonkerman's injury. Nik Tzanev returned in goal, back from international duty with New Zealand after being an unused substitute for the defeat in Spain against Canada. Paul Kalambayi, on loan to Tonbridge Angels, took the captain's arm band. Chris Hargreaves' Rovers...

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‘COS100’ RELEASED AT €23K A BOTTLE

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Cos d’Estournel has announced it will be selling the remaining 98 double magnums of its limited edition ‘Cos100’ for €23,000 a bottle. Launched in January this year, the limited edition wine from the 2015 vintage was produced from a centennial plot of Merlot vines at the Saint-Estèphe estate known as the ‘Parcelle des Femmes’ after the women who planted it while the First World War was at its height. Just 110 large format bottles were produced; 10 12-litre Balthazars and 100 3-litre double magnums. Two Balthazars and two magnums were auctioned by Sotheby’s at two sales, one in New York on 28 February and one in Hong Kong on 10 March. Together they raised €325,000 for the charitable organisation, Elephant Family which works to protect Indian elephants. Now, the remaining 98 double magnums are being offered to private buyers exclusively from the domaine for €23,000 a bottle. Packaged in a specially engraved bottle, individually numbered and...

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AFC Wimbledon complete the signing of winger Lloyd Sam

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Neal Ardley yesterday bolstered his attacking options by completing the signing of experienced winger Lloyd Sam. The deadline this season for EFL clubs to sign players expired at 5 pm yesterday (Thursday) and Wimbledon also gained international clearance for Lloyd, who spent five years playing in the MLS with New York Red Bulls and DC United. With Cody McDonald ruled out through injury, Neal believes that Lloyd will be a useful addition at a critical time, as Wimbledon seek vital points in the battle to stay up. Neal Ardley said: “Lloyd has been with us for a month or two now, training and getting fit. We wanted to have a look at him and he is a tricky right-winger, an attacking player. Obviously, with us losing Cody we just felt we needed another player. What part he can play until the end of the season, is always tight, but he is on a...

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