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August 27, 2009

Albert Frere, the billionaire founder of Compagnie Nationale a Portefeuille, is auctioning part of his private wine cellar next month to raise money for the Charles-Albert Frere foundation.

Albert Frere, the billionaire founder of Compagnie Nationale a Portefeuille, is auctioning part of his private wine cellar next month to raise money for the Charles-Albert Frere foundation.
 

May 22, 2009

These are interesting times for many investments but "interesting" isn’t necessarily a euphemism for "worrying". The wine industry is one area where global trends and developments are showing marked promise for the savvy buyer. Wine as a business is an investment that combines a number of unique features, and it has a long-term history of both good returns and greater stability than many asset classes.

These are interesting times for many investments but 'interesting' isn't necessarily a euphemism for 'worrying'. The wine industry is one area where global trends and developments are showing marked promise for the savvy buyer. Wine as a business is an investment that combines a number of unique features, and it has a long-term history of both good returns and greater stability than many asset classes.

December 18, 2008

Campden FB noted the potential of wine as an investment this summer, but it remains a newsworthy topic and worthwhile investment says James Moore.

The credit crunch presents an opportunity not only to stock a cellar but to make what could potentially be a very healthy long-term profit at a time when the prospects for many other investments vary from awkward to awful.

The winemaking community tends to throw its hands up in horror at the thought of people using its product as a vehicle for making money rather than savouring alongside a good meal.

September 1, 2008

Many people enjoy fine wine but most wouldn’t give a second thought to the storage process. Bertrand Gobin talks to the family who have made a living providing the best casks for the best wine

Many people enjoy fine wine but most wouldn't give a second thought to the storage process. Bertrand Gobin talks to the family who have made a living providing the best casks for the best wine

July 1, 2008

While investors worry whether to reduce their allocation to real estate and commodities, one segment holds no such concerns. Families in Business showcases investments of passion: from art to wine and everything in between...

While investors worry whether to reduce their allocation to real estate and commodities, one segment holds no such concerns. Families in Business showcases investments of passion: from art to wine and everything in between...

Stamp duty 
Collecting stamps and coins has long been seen as a somewhat geeky hobby, but according to Alberto Bolaffi, the third-generation owner of auction house and collection experts Bolaffi, "philately and numismatics truly are at the heart of collecting."

July 1, 2008

When Filippo and Maria Casella began their new life in Australia they could not have envisaged “Casella” becoming a household name. Bruce Love finds out how the family’s Yellowtail brand is already well on the way to reaching this milestone

When Filippo and Maria Casella began their new life in Australia they could not have envisaged "Casella" becoming a household name. Bruce Love finds out how the family's Yellowtail brand is already well on the way to reaching this milestone

May 19, 2008

Robert Mondavi, founder of the winery named after himself, has died at the age of 94.

Robert Mondavi, founder of the winery named after himself, has died at the age of 94. The Mondavi family stated that the legendary vintner died peacefully at his home in Napa Valley, California.

March 1, 2008

It can be difficult for the next generation to combine a founder’s values with the latest management thinking. Jane Moir interviews two families from Asia and the US, both involved in the food and beverage sector, who have successfully gone through a succession process

It can be difficult for the next generation to combine a founder's values with the latest management thinking. Jane Moir interviews two families from Asia and the US, both involved in the food and beverage sector, who have successfully gone through a succession process

January 1, 2008

The family behind wine-maker Sogrape has battled through wars and acquisitions to produce of one of the world’s most popular wines. Rodrigo Amaral talks to third-generation chairman Fernando Guedes about the firm’s international strategy

The family behind wine-maker Sogrape has battled through wars and acquisitions to produce of one of the world's most popular wines. Rodrigo Amaral talks to third-generation chairman Fernando Guedes about the firm's international strategy

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