As one of the Leading Fine Wine Merchants and Brokerage in the UK, we know it takes a distinct perspective to make a meaningful difference to our clients’ money management. Twelve-By-Seventy-Five is a renowned fine wine merchants and brokerage in the UK. We provide unique and personal advice on how to make a good financial return within this market. We provide management services and solutions to institutions, families, individuals and also work with clients oversees. Having a combined experience within our company of over 30 years, we can be confident in making the right decisions and choices for when entering the fine wine market. All our staff members are WSET (wine and spirit education trust) qualified and we offer expert advice to help manage a successful wine portfolio. We are in touch with global movements and markets, which gives us the edge to make sure we get the right options for you when the time is right. It is this scale, local knowledge and intellectual capital that allow us to provide a distinct perspective and effective long term solutions for our partners.
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 alternative platforms to help you sell.
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 it is important for our partners to know what our charges are, so that you can make an informed decision if this is the right market for you;
We appreciate in some instances that prices may not always be what you would hope for them to be and in some instances can be even more than what you expected them to be. We value wine FREE of charge, so simply get in touch and let us know what you have and let one of the team get in contact with you to discuss your options with you further.
If you are a non-client of Twelve-By-Seventy-Five wishing to sell all or part of your portfolio through our platform then our fees are a simple 5% flat on the whole value. We will provide a FREE of charge valuation for you and we will even cover the transportation costs should you choose to use our services.
We make a front end margin on all stock that is sold, this can vary from wine to wine and depending on the source of the wine. We endeavour to make our front end margins as low as possible to ensure clients make a return within this market, providing the market performs.
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...
"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".
Louis Roederer cristal, dome perignon, bollinger, krug, pommery
we have passion
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.
Specialist in: Buying I am the logistics manager - controlling all purchases and wine transfers are handled efficiently, whilst leasing directly with our wine negociants.
I am TBC
Having come from a financial background, I help bring out the best performances from my clients portfolios. Bringing my expertise alongside my wine knowledge I pride myself in delivering excellence.
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.