The Joy Fantastic Vint En Primeur

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Wine and Whiskey in 2022

Wine and whiskey continue their nonsensical behavior on fractional platform Rally, dipping into negative territory again.

All stats come from assets trading on secondary markets at Otis, Collectable, and Rally

Assets there now have an average 45% upside relative to the valuations on both Wine Searcher and Liv-Ex.

Just compare the Liv-Ex 1000 (below). There are some real opportunities to buy low right now.

Liv-Ex 1000, Courtesy Liv-Ex

Last week

Wine was down on fractional secondary markets, with an average of 3.5% on Rally.

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This week

Offerings on fractional marketplaces

The Joy Fantastic Vint En Primeur

When a wine has “joy” and “fantastic” in the name, you just have to check it out.

En Primeur means you’re buying wine futures, or buying wines before they are bottled and released onto the market. This is the 2021 vintage, which is currently still aging and won’t be ready for release until autumn 2023. The Joy Fantastic wants cash now, though, so they’re willing to sell 50 cases of the good stuff to Vint at a 20% discount.

Vint then plans to sell on the 50 cases at a profit.

In this case, you’re paying $30 per share for something Vint is reasonably confident they can shift for $37.50 per share in sixteen months. Or, in per-bottle-terms, Vint is buying 600 bottles for $40 each, and they’ll sell them on for $50 each when they’re ready.

The Macallan Distillery looks pretty fantastic to me.

Buying En Primeur can get more complex with higher-end wines with two additional ways you can make more (or less) money:

  • The wine can mature in the barrel into something better (or worse) than expected
  • The broader market for that type of wine (in this case, California Syrah) could go up or down

I don’t think those are really factors here, though, because the retail price of this product has been stable for a few years. But something to consider at the higher end (you can watch two very stuffy old white men explain it more if you’d like).

Offerings to check out

Vinovest – Judgment of Paris collection

We’re not fully into Vinovest’s offerings yet, but it’s worth a look if you’re new to the platform. They’re releasing a new collection nearly every week, as far as I can tell, and they’ve got a great one available now.

France or Napa? You choose.

The collection pits six Bordeaux against six reds from Napa Valley, and there’s something for everyone. The pick of the litter has to be the bottle of 2019 Screaming Eagle Cabernet, which is on offer for $3,920. The vintage is actually off around 10% over the last year, so it could be a good entry point.

That’s all for this week.

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Wyatt Cavalier

Wyatt Cavalier

With a background in finance & intelligence analysis, Wyatt has an unhealthy obsession with finding the best blue chip investment opportunities. His previous newsletter, Fractional, resonated deeply with subscribers, bringing actionable insights and unconventional trading strategies. His rare book collection specializes in banned editions. He currently lives in Spain with his beautiful wife, three young boys, and dog Monty.

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