Pop a Cork & Make 114% in a Year

By Matthew Milner, on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

What if you could invest in something that is:

  • Recession-proof.
  • Inflation-proof.
  • And immune to the ups and downs of the stock market?

And not only has it delivered historical returns that crush the stock market…

But if you know what you’re doing, you could potentially bank quick profits of anywhere from 55% to 114%.

Want to hear more? Today, I’ll tell you all about it.

The Grapes of Cash

A few weeks ago, I introduced you to the idea of investing in alternative assets.

These assets include startups, classic cars, and collectibles like art and baseball cards.

As I explained, a small allocation towards such assets can:

  • Protect you from a stock market crash.
  • Provide a hedge against inflation.
  • And perhaps best of all, it can boost your overall returns.

One popular alternative asset is something you might already be familiar with: wine.

Since the mid-1980s, fine wine has averaged 11.6% annual returns.  And according to The Motley Fool, wine as an asset class is up 127% in the last decade.

More recently, wine sales skyrocketed during Covid-19, as millions of Americans hunkered down at home. And many rare vintages have been soaring in value…

For example, in the last year, a 2015 bottle of Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia is up 55%. And a 2013 Armand Rousseau Chambertin Grand Cru is up 114%.

Ready to invest in some wine yourself?

Let me show you an easy way to pop your cork...

Introducing: Vinovest

Vinovest is an online platform for investing in actual bottles of fine wine.

Launched in 2019, the company sources its wines from wineries, global exchanges and various merchants. These wines are from established regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Napa, as well as emerging wine regions from around the world.

Based on your risk profile, the company’s wine experts and data scientists build a portfolio of wines for you. The company believes it has tremendous information that helps it determine fair market value.

Your wines are then stored and managed for you in the company’s global network of climate-controlled, insured facilities.

And when Vinovest believes it’s the optimal time for you to sell, it will let you know. But it’s your wine, so you can decide to hold it instead — or simply drink it!

Pros and Cons

There are many pros and cons to this opportunity. Let’s look at a few of them now.

On the “pro” side:

  • Wine has provided impressive historical returns. Vinovest states that “wine has outperformed the S&P for the past 30 years, including during downturns.”
  • As an alternative asset, it’s uncorrelated to the stock market. So even if the market “zigs,” your wine portfolio could “zag.”
  • Vinovest is open to all investors, regardless of net worth or income.

And on the “con” side:

  • The minimum investment on Vinovest is $1,000. That’s what you’ll need to start building a wine portfolio.
  • Lack of liquidity. You can’t instantly turn your bottles into cash. The typical sale (to another investor, a restaurant, a hotel group, or an importer) takes 4 to 6 weeks.
  • This is more of a long-term investment. It’s said that investing in fine wine is best for investors who can hold their bottles for at least three years.


Keep in mind, all the usual caveats about investing apply here.

For example, don’t invest more than you can afford to lose; invest in what you know; and be sure to dip your toe into the water before diving in.

But if you’re looking to add some alternative investments to your portfolio, wine could be a fun place to start!

To explore Vinovest, just click here »

Happy Investing.

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