The theory behind investing in wine is that its value increases as it matures. Experts within the wine industry reckon the best investors can see returns of up to 30% a year from some bottles. Between 2000 and 2010, some of the famous Bordeux vintages even quadrupled in value.

In practice, wine as an investment is risky, due to all of the variables involved. Still, knowledge, timing, and luck are all essential, so try to learn as much as possible to prevent costly mistakes. The bottom line is that wine as an investment is so risky as to only make it worth while for those that would be as content drinking the wine at maturity, as selling it.

Remember that wine should always be drunk for enjoyment and appreciation. Fortunately, unlike shares that fall in value, at least you can drink the negative equity!