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5.0 out of 5 stars Wine...an Alternative Asset Class
Very good book. Does a good job of explaining the multi-dimensional world of wine investment where you have to consider the vineyard (Grand Cru or premier cru) as well as the Producer (top tier like Rousseau, Roumier, Ponsot vs lower tier producer who might screw up what mother nature has provided), as well as the vintage (top years vs off-vintages)....then add to that...
Published on 3 July 2009 by M. Mellegard

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2.0 out of 5 stars for us customers
for an European wine lover, most of info is common sense, already well documented, etc, not much new insights. can be interesting for a profane
Published on 26 Oct. 2009 by B. Kabala


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wine...an Alternative Asset Class, 3 July 2009
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M. Mellegard (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Liquid Assets: Uncorking Profits in Today's Global Wine Market (Hardcover)
Very good book. Does a good job of explaining the multi-dimensional world of wine investment where you have to consider the vineyard (Grand Cru or premier cru) as well as the Producer (top tier like Rousseau, Roumier, Ponsot vs lower tier producer who might screw up what mother nature has provided), as well as the vintage (top years vs off-vintages)....then add to that the scores given by wine critics (over-rated or under-rated...potential for upgrades), the price it commands in the market, and your own personal taste...and there you have the basic building blocks by which to determine whether the wine has upside value or whether all the good news is fully priced in already.

Not necessarily a great book if you're looking for the pure investment theory side of things....for that I'd recommend "Wine Investment for portfolio diversification" by Mahesh Kumar. In this book, Sokolin doesn't dwell too much on actual portfolio theory & how Wine can be a good diversifier because of its very low correlation to stocks & bonds. Besides, as we all know in the post-Lehman world, the problem with diversification is that it vanishes when you need it most. The only thing that goes up in a falling market is correlations! Nonetheless, wine has proven to deliver great returns in bull markets and to sell off by far less than other assets when times get rough. This book is helpful for those who wish to look at Wine as an investment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant insight, 18 Mar. 2013
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Very useful book to have around for anyone interested in investing in Wine. Not many of these types of books around so pick it up before you miss your chance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wine investing, 9 April 2010
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G. P. Sherry "George Sherry" (Menstrie, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Liquid Assets: Uncorking Profits in Today's Global Wine Market (Hardcover)
A great book that will give people that are both new and old hands at wine investing good pointers to where their money should be going.
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2.0 out of 5 stars for us customers, 26 Oct. 2009
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This review is from: Liquid Assets: Uncorking Profits in Today's Global Wine Market (Hardcover)
for an European wine lover, most of info is common sense, already well documented, etc, not much new insights. can be interesting for a profane
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