Alternative investment – wine


I came across an article titled “The nuts and bolts of wine investment” which was published on The Business Times on 20th June 2014. Based on the article, wine is a good investment because wine’s value grow by 10% to 15% per annum!

However, other than buying the right wine (Bordeaux is highly recommended), one of the key is the storage conditions and it is recommended that the wines be stored between 10°C and 15°C, with the humidity kept above 70%. In addition, one can buy cheaper by buying during the ‘en primeur campaign’, which apparently some of the local Singapore wine merchants does.

I am not a wine connoisseur and I have not spent more than S$100 for a bottle of wine and personally prefer whites like riesling and chardonnay.  Wine is definitely beyond my circle of competence but the returns from this alternative form of investment is attractive from an investment point of view, especially for the wine connoisseur out there who can appreciate it.

The same goes for other forms of alternative investments such as fine arts and luxury watches. Do you invest in alternative investment tools? If yes, please do share some of your experience in the comments.

The only good thing about wine investment is that if the value does not go up, at least you can drink it!