An investment in wine should always be seen as a long-term one and we would suggest a minimum of five to ten years. The past few years have seen significant price movement in the relative short term though this should not be considered the norm.
As prices for the best wines rise, investment in them becomes more expensive. In theory one can make an investment in wine with as little as a few hundred pounds, though one should really look at an initial investment of circa £10,000.
Wine must be stored professionally in a temperature-controlled bonded warehouse. BBR are one of the few merchants to have their own facilities. Wines are stored in perfect conditions and all wines are fully insured at replacement value. Read more: Storage and Logistics
Depending on market conditions BBR will normally make an offer to buy your wine outright, though the majority of BBR customers choose to use our online broking exchange – BBX. Our website can boast over 120,000 visits per month – there are few better shop windows for your wine should you wish to sell.
The provenance of wine is key to its value. Wine purchased through BBR has our stamp of approval, and we stand by the quality of everything we sell. We buy as much wine as possible from source and every case is inspected assiduously on arrival at our facilities.
Buying en-primeur is the practice of buying wine before it is bottled and shipped. In theory this is the cheapest time to buy though buying wine in this manner does have both pros and cons.
BBR customers have access to independent valuation data for wines held in their reserves and their account manager is also at hand to offer advice at any time.
Aside from storage charges (currently £10.80 per case per year) there are no other costs other than the wine itself.
To discuss this further, please contact our Fine Wine Department.
9.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday
Tel: 44 (0) 1256 247 900
Fax: 44 (0) 1256 247 914
Email: Fine Wine Enquiries