Fine Wine Collecting

We carry an extensive range of superior-grade wine, so whether you’re starting from scratch or adding to an existing fine wine collection, we can offer some of the most desired labels from the leading vineyards in Europe.

But, why exactly should you start collecting wine?

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Unprecedented Demand For Wine

Unprecedented Demand

Currently, the fine wine market is witnessing unprecedented demand, driven mainly from emerging markets becoming involved in drinking and collecting, especially those of the BRIC markets (Brazil, Russia, India, China) Recently, the leading wines that have long proven track records in accruing value have performed very well comparatively against more traditional investments.

Wine, once consumed, cannot be replaced. Certain wines have extremely low production and a Chateau cannot produce more of a previous vintage, so when a wine is consumed over time, global stock depletes, yet demand remains constant or grows, the natural result is as the stock becomes more scarce the price will generally increase.

Greater exposure from new centres of wealth is fuelling demand for the most prestigious labels as people discover wine is not just a good tangible asset to hold, but an enjoyable social asset of pleasure and personal reward. With the most exclusive vineyards producing 3,000 cases and the majority producing under 15,000 cases annually, it is not difficult to see how demand can easily outstrip supply as the market continues to grow.

Collecting for Profit

The concept of collecting wine for financial gain is certainly nothing new. Traditionally, people would merely buy a couple of cases of wine hoping to sell one to fund the drinking of the other.

Wine has always been a tradable commodity dating back for centuries when it was used as an alternative form of currency to exchange for other goods or assets, so it comes as no surprise that those with disposable income, still regard fine wine as a solid asset to hold. This philosophy is largely responsible for the rekindled interest in fine wine as a good place to safeguard funds against financial downturns and turbulent economic movements.

Superior-grade wine is a tangible asset similar to owning property; you have complete control and ownership. Wines from the leading chateaux also hold intrinsic value; the same as an up-market property in a highly exclusive area.

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What Are the Risks?

What Are the Risks?

The fine wine industry is not a regulated market, and UKV International AG is comprised of wine merchants not financial consultants. As such, we do not give financial advice or any guarantees about the potential increase in a wine’s value.

Wine can go down, as well as up in value, and there are many things that can influence these price movements. We would urge you to read around the subject fully before making a decision as to whether collecting wine is fitting to your objectives and requirements, should you need any assistance our staff is available to answer any questions that you may have.

For specific financial advice, speak to a financial advisor.

Our Process

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Tell Us Your Requirements

Do you want to consume and/or collect? Are you interested in whisky and/or wine? Our initial conversations will be an opportunity for us to understand your requirements and goals. Equally, it will be an opportunity for you to understand how we operate, with our dedicated consultants on-hand to answer any questions you may have about our services.

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Our dedicated specialists will help you curate a portfolio that is uniquely tailored to your requirements and goals. In other words, the selection process will be utterly dependent on your budget, your ideal holding period, and the purpose of your purchase. We will only choose from the highest-quality branded names and producers, as these are the products that dominate auction house sales and the secondary market.

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Join the Community

Join the Community

What separates us from other companies is how we engage with our clients following our initial interactions. The experience we provide is personal – our team nurtures all client relationships and will never stop providing ongoing advice and assistance. We also put on regular social events, providing you with an opportunity to share your experiences with like-minded individuals and feel part of a community.

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“With such an eye-catching track record, Scotch whisky is becoming a serious consideration for investors. UKV International, a Swiss based Fine Wine and Whisky company, agree values have seen a dramatic increase, but suggest more conservative uplifts of 10-20% pa to collectors.”

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“Whereas whisky was once a niche investment, it is now holding its own as a serious contender in the alternative investment space. Its appeal lies in the fact it is a tangible soft commodity which has demonstrated both stability and strong long-term performance. Its global nature means that, as an asset class, whisky, particularly single malt scotch, can weather turbulence in mainstream markets.”

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“Alex James, Senior Consultant of UKV International AG announced that, in line with the company’s dedication to clientele and the whisky industry, UKV is collaborating with Elite Wine and Whisky and its storage division, Elite Whisky Storage, to establish a bonded facility in Edinburgh within the coming year.”
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“Whisky is not only highly prized for its depth of flavour, it is a bona fide collector’s item – and a premium asset capable of providing the sort of return for your money that banks and building societies cannot offer… Buying into a cask of fine whisky can provide impressive annual returns, on average 12 per cent. Holding on to investments in excess of five years often increases profitability”

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