Capital Vintners

Capital Vintners
Champagne is not just seen as a drink for special occasions but as an asset.
Fine art, wine and even stamps are often featured in the collections of wealthy clientele all over the world, and can grow in value over time – but what about Champagne?
Demand for Champagne has rocketed, helped by the Diamond Jubilee and anticipation of the London 2012 Olympics. Buyers are recently favouring big brands, such as Armand de Brignac, and even celebrities such as Jay-Z and city traders are getting in on the act. Some use it to toast a good day at the office, others choose to collect it and hope for a return on their initial purchase. Enquiries have reached record levels among other brokers, with more and more seeing it as an attractive asset. The price of King Brut ’96 has jumped to £2,200 in the past 5 years – an increase of nearly 50 per cent (source: The Independent, June 12th 2012)! Furthermore one bottle of a rare Champagne vintage, Dom Perignon Rose 1959 fetched $84,700 (£54,200) at auction.