Richmond, VA based Vint, the first fully-transparent platform for anyone who wishes to invest in fine wine and spirits, is reaching out to the wider community to share no less than six reasons why they think everyone should invest in wine. The company aims to democratize this high-returning asset class with SEC-qualified collections so that anyone can easily invest.
Nick King, founder and CEO of Vint, says, “Usually, people invest in mutual funds, bonds, stocks or maybe cryptocurrency. These are the most common types of investments, and it's not often that you hear someone suggest to you that you invest in anything else, much less wine. However, for the last 70 years, fine wine has been an attractive investment accessible only to a select few. Now, anyone can access all of the benefits associated with wine investing without the hassle of buying, storing and selling it themselves.”
According to Vint, there are many reasons why someone might want to invest in wine. However, their blog post only discusses six key reasons; the first being the fact that there is a high return on investment. Data shared by Forbes shows that an investment of $100 in the fine wine market in 1952 would now be valued at $420,000.
The blog post says, “Experts have analyzed the value of many traditional investments, including those made into the Financial Times Stock Exchange 100, the top 100 companies on the London Stock Exchange. Over a 25 year period, those investments may have increased in value, but they didn't quite reach the exponential value increase that came with investing in fine wine.”
Secondly, there is always a demand for wine, meaning that supply is consistently decreasing over time. In addition to an ever-decreasing supply, fine wine improves in quality over time. The aging process leads to an increase in demand for wines. With supply decreasing and demand increasing over time, prices generally appreciate. To the investor, this means higher returns.
On a similar note, wine retains its value even if the market crashes. In 2008, the S&P 500 dropped 37%. In that same year, fine wine (Liv-Ex 1000) remained stable. So, even if other investments stagnate or lose value, wine will tend to fluctuate less in valuation, thereby making it a safe investment choice even in turbulent times.
The blog post also points out that investing in fine wine puts the investor in a network with people who make buying fine wine a financial priority and an asset class where supply for specific vintages is only decreasing. So, even if other markets struggle, there will always be someone interested in buying a nice bottle of wine — at its proper cost.
Wine is also a growing market, with well established vineyards flourishing in countries like Spain, Italy, California, France and Australia. Along with those locations, new ones pop up constantly. An ever increasing number of winemakers in new regions like Georgia, Mexico and Canada mean more varieties to collect and invest in. There is no stagnation or slow growth to make things boring because there are always new markets appearing every year.
Of course, for the connoisseurs, there is also the bonus fact that people who become well-known in wine investing circles get lots of perks. Such perks, from invitations to exclusive tastings and trading events, mean more chances to experience a wider variety of wine. On top of this, wine cannot be made just anywhere, potentially giving those involved the chance to travel to beautiful regions.
King says, “At the end of the day, it’s up to you whether you invest in wine or not, but if these six reasons have convinced you, you can get started today by visiting our website and signing up. At Vint, we keep our collections in perfect conditions, and we don't charge an annual fee from our investors. In return, you get a tried-and-true investment in wine, one that will only get better with time — just like the beverage itself.”
Those who want to learn more about Vint and the various services they provide can find more information on the company’s website. Additionally, the company encourages interested parties to get in touch with Nick King or the rest of the team directly via email or phone. They can also be reached through the contact form on their website. Vint similarly maintains a presence on Facebook where they frequently post updates, share insight and hold discussions with their community.
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