Increasing buzz around investing in wine.

  • Vintage — Weather plays a significant role in wine production and can drastically shift a product (that has the same vineyard, winemaker, grape type, etc) from one year to the next. That’s why a wine’s vintage, or the year grapes were harvested, is the primary variable when estimating current and future prices.
  • Reputation — Region and winemaker are also both reliable indicators of value. The wine industry has its own set of powerhouse wine regions (Sonoma, Bordeaux, Maipo Valley, etc.) often marked by similar climates and geographic features. And similar award records.
  • Aging Potential — A number of factors can influence maturation including the type of grape, level of acid, and tannins. Investment-grade wines tend to mature around 10 years after bottling.
  • Scarcity — Any good economist will tell you that supply is the true driver of price. Because of variance from year to year, wine supply has always been somewhat finite. However, the emerging climate crisis–causing drought, wildfires, and frost–has gone a long way to reduce output and drive up price over the last few years.

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