The fine wine industry is booming world wide with certain regions and countries really excelling: picking the right wines gives significant opportunities for modest to excellent tax-free returns. SWAG assets. Silver, wine, art and gold (known as SWAG assets) are widely viewed as reliable with low risk/high growth features. Unlike printed money, their supply is limited. And because these assets are not denominated in any currency, investment capital is safe from any political or international situation. As expert wine traders, Twelve-By-Seventy-Five can help you take full advantage of how and when to choose the right wines as an alternative investment – in order to keep your portfolio ahead of everyone else.
The fine wine market is growing year on year with the more elusive wines being highly sought after for consumption. Every member of the Twelve-By-Seventy-Five team holds WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) qualifications and has excellent industry contacts. We ensure your portfolio is expertly and reliably managed for the best results and keep in touch with you through portfolio valuations and market forecasts.
Even during challenging financial times, the fine wine industry has consistently outperformed many assets over the past 25 years at a minimum of 12.1% annualised returns
Any stock is always finite in supply, making the increasing global demand vs decreasing supply an attractive proposition.
Diversifying your portfolio to include fine wine allows you to hedge your investments and reduce risk.
We recommend investing for at least two years and, ideally, between five and ten. Depending on market conditions, we may offer to buy your wine outright or use Liv-Ex to trade your wine.
Investing in fine wines is, capital gains tax and even VAT and import duty free if kept in bond, as offered through London City Bond (LCB) storage.
Wine is a transportable and consumable asset, with invoices, payment receipts and bonded warehouse accounts certifying your ownership. As such it retains a residual value.
Creating your fine wine portfolio
You can start with as little as a couple of hundred pounds, but most Twelve-By-Seventy-Five clients invest around £10,000. Normally you buy wine in a standard case size, which is 12 x 75cl (hence our name!). Alternatively, you can buy half cases 6 x 75cl. On very rare occasions, single bottles may be available. Please note that the format in which you purchase will always be the format in which you sell.
At Twelve-By-Seventy-Five, we only make money when you do, taking just 10% of the profits from your wine sales if you hold your wines longer than 24 months. If you sell before this 2 year period then we charge 5% of the wholesale Price.
Liv-ex is the global trading platform for fine wine and the leading source of market information and pricing. It sets the industry standard using the Liv-ex Mid Price, calculated by taking live bids, offers and transaction prices...
With record breaking portfolios going under the hammer almost annually it is easy to see why wine is creating exponentially more interest in the marketplace. This has been compounded in recent years with iconic figures...
We are experienced wine merchants & brokers, buying as much as we can from source using a detailed inspection and approval process. We have firmly established contacts with French négociants over the years and...
The sale of you wine couldn't be easier.
1. Make us aware of your intention to sell.
2. Using current market prices, we will value.
3. Inform us which method you wish to use for your sale.
5. Move your stock to our account (if applicable)...
In house trades are quick, simple. In order to sell through this method you will need to transfer your stock into our account in order for us to act as the middle party. The transfer of your stock will only take place once both parties have signed...
"Concern & Trepidation was my view of the fine wine market, however in doing business with Twelve-By-Seventy-Five LTD my trust has been restored. The support, advice, honesty and professionalism from Riccardo and Mark has culminated in satisfaction for both parties. My sincere Thanks".
9/10 (CM, Dartford)
"I have so far only conducted one purchase of wine from Twelve-by-seventy-fve and it was all done very professionally and courteously, with the wine being delivered very promptly to our account. I would be happy to recommend this firm to a friend who are interested in investing in or selling wine"
10/10 (JR, York)
"Limited transaction, Sale of some of my portfolio handled very professionally by Riccardo. Kept up to date at all times. A very simple process unlike some of my previous experiences within the industry".
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meet the team
We have the expert knowledge and skills
I founded Twelve-By-Seventy-Five alongside my business partner Riccardo De'nardis. We aim to deliver a unique experience in wine investment and making it a great diversification platform for ones investment portfolio.
Managing Director/ Founding Partner/ Fund Manager
I founded Twelve-By-Seventy-Five Ltd along with my partner in order to help my clients fulfil their investment expectations and potential, not only to do things differently but to do them better.
I am Operations Manager handling all the administration such as invoicing and ensuring everything in the back office runs smooth and efficiently.
Specialist in: Buying I am the logistics manager - controlling all purchases and wine transfers are handled efficiently, whilst leasing directly with our wine negociants.
Specialist in: Bordeaux / Italy I am the senior portfolio manager. My job role is to build clients wine portfolios in order to show maximum profit potential. I pride myself on giving our clients great service and the best results the market has to offer.
Senior Portfolio Manager
I have over 15 years experience trading fine wines throughout Europe and Asia. My principle role is managing global sales on behalf of new and existing clients, looking to build their personal collections for both consumption and investment.
I am the office manager for Twelve-By-Seventy-Five Ltd. My principle role is currently managing our uk office and uk operations.
Specialist in: All Regions Senior portfolio consultant dealing directly with new and existing clients regarding wine investment. I liase with our buying team to bring my clients the very best from the wine market.
Senior Wine Consultant
I open up the channels of communication in regards to our services and the market, whilst offering them opportunities in the area whilst helping them manage and get the best out of their portfolio.
Senior Fine-Wine Consultant
I build relationships with potential new clients by introducing them into the fine wine market. I show them how it can be of benefit to them, our companies services and help them get the best out of their portfolio.
Junior Wine Consultant
I liaise with both current and new investors in the fine wine market whilst building strong relationships so that our services are tailored to the clients need.