Alternative Investments

In recent years, fine wine has become a very real alternative investment opportunity. One which has not escaped the notice of the city or the media. Many of the Directors at Property and Land Investment have a passion for fine wines and have experimented by investing in key vintages.

Lets take 12 bottles of 1982 Chateau Lafite from Bordeaux. The earliest you could have invested in this product would have been 1983, when a case was sold for £300. As of  November 2010 that same case would be worth in the region of £41,000.

Those of you reading this with a case of 1982 will certainly be smiling. However what is important to realise, is that a large percentage of the increase has happened in the last 10 years for mainly 2 key reasons. Firstly demand. More emerging economies like China, Russia and Brazil are focusing their interest on luxury consumer goods. In 2010 it has been calculated that there is now 11 million $ Dollar Millionaires on earth, an increase of 14% on the previous year.

Secondly supply. Fine wine estates are unable to simply increase production when demand increases, unlike other luxury goods such as cars. These estates are still making similar quantities of wine, as they did 50 years ago, when their sole markets were Europe.

Through our umbrella company, we now offer a full investment service from purchase through to sale. We will sit down with you at your convenience at our office, and explain in detail the investment process.

Once invested, like a fund manager we will monitor your portfolio, whilst we monitor the market. Prices are assessed every 4 weeks. We then advise when there has been a spike in a wine and let you decide to hold on or sell. You can even track your own investment online using one of the trading platform portals.

All investment wines are safely stored in a bonded warehouse in Manchester, which is available for inspection. For further details please contact PAL and an appointment can be diarized.

An unusual investment!

One of our private clients is the proud owner of a 1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 3 by HJ Mulliner. Only 19 of this model were ever built, the current owner has completed off a refurbishment programme over a period of time and has spent over £50,000 on respraying the vehicle, new leather and various other works done. Records indicate that the last one of this model exchanged hands for over £200,000; the car is listed in Rolls Royce books. The owner was originally looking to achieve £200,000+ earlier this year but following a conversation more recently, he wishes to free up some cash and Property and Land Investment is able to secure the vehicle for a far lower sum. Please contact Chris Hyde directly to discuss this opportunity in more depth.