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How to estimate the value of a bottle of wine?

The valuation of a bottle of wine can be tricky as many elements can vary the value of a bottle like the origin, the year, the quality and its individual history. It is therefore important to receive an expert’s opinion of the sales potential of a bottle of wine. In addition, it is necessary to be vigilant regarding the label as sometimes it is found to not correspond to the contents of the bottle.

There are several bottle sizes that can also have an impact on its value. The best-known sizes are the classic 0.75 litre bottle, the 1.5 litre Magnum and the 3 litre Jeroboam.

The conversation of a bottle of wine is vital. There are some rules to respect such as the absence of light, a stable temperature and hygrometry, finally the bottle must be lying down and the cork must be in good condition.

Some example of sought-after wines

France is one of the most famous wine producers in the world. The production and demand for a particular bottle of wine will vary according to the grape varieties. Bordeaux wines are highly sought after such as Mouton Rothschild, Petrus, Latour, Montrose, Angelus, Cheval Blanc, Haut-Bailly, Pontet Ganet, Pope Clement, Margaux and Yquem. Burgundy wines such as Romanée-Conti, Richebourg, Chambertin, Vosne-Romanée and Bonnes-Mares are also appreciated by wine lovers. There are other more accessible varieties of wine such as Chinon, Côte du Rhône (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) and Alsace wines (Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Riesling).

Sparkling wines such as champagne are also very popular in France and abroad, they are often tasted at major events. Famous vineyards include those like Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot, Louis Roederer, Roger Pol, Bollinger, Gosset and Perrier-Jouët.

Wine, an interesting investment

Wine was discovered almost eight thousand years ago in the Near East. During Greek Antiquity, the god Dionysus was even dedicated to it. Wine would see itself be quickly integrated into both Western and Eastern cultures particularly as wine has the advantage of being well preserved allowing for it to be easily transported over long distances. Wine would soon become a symbol of earthly pleasures and would see itself at first be reserved for the privileged classes.

Wine is still very much appreciated in the modern day and a the most sought-after bottles may be sold for substantial sums. It is not uncommon to see auctions entirely dedicated to wines, to the delight of collectors. Some bottles of a particular vintage or first growth can be sold at exceptional prices. It is sometimes difficult to navigate the different price point, especially with the emergence of speculators on the market particularly for wine produced by the large French Chateaux.

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