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Fine Wine shows best returns in 20th Century

Red Wine outperformed fine art, stamps and government bonds in the 20th Century.

According to the academics from the University of Cambridge and Vanderbilt University the Warren Buffetts of the fine  wine world earned real returns of 4.1% per annum from 1900 to 2012 . This outperformed government bonds, fine art and stamps.

The research was garnered from 36 271 transactions for five red Bordeaux wines -Haut-Brion, Lafite-Rothschild, Latour, Margaux and Mouton-Rothschild – from the sales rooms of Christie ‘s and wine merchant Berry Bros and Rudd.

Returns on British Government Bonds over the same period were 1.5% ,2.4% on art and 2.8% on stamps. British Equities on the other hand gave a 5.2% return.

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