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June 05, 2013

Law and More: IG Wines


By Law and More

Buying the perfect wine to celebrate a unique occasion, match with a special menu, drink for enjoyment or even to look at with a view to investment can seem a luxury limited to the wealthy or well versed wine aficionados with years of experience. The language alone can sometimes appear archaic and complicated let alone remembering regions, grape varieties and tasting notes.

IG Wines – Investment Grade Wines – is a fine wine merchant and investment advisory company that gives the inexperienced, the casual collector and the more experienced investor the confidence to discover the difference between a bottle to drink and a bottle to lay down for the future.

Set up in 2011 by friends and wine experts Paul Hammond and Jonathan Hirsch, IG Wines provide tailored advice to help their clients make the right decision, whether they are seeking to maximise a wine’s drinking horizon, or make a return on their investment

A knowledgeable team with an extensive family history in the drinks industry, IG Wines offers to educate their clients about wine for consumption and investment in an easy and approachable way. Their wines are accompanied by extensive and detailed reports on producers, regions and vintages, allowing their clients to learn about and collect the finest wines in the world.

Through exclusive events that aim to introduce clients to interesting and unique wines and unique experiences, clients are given a tangible experience when buying wine.  Past events have included: A Bordeaux vs Super Tuscan tasting in conjunction with Grosvenor Estates and a ‘Journey Around the Cote d’Or’ tasting held at a private gallery in South Kensington with wines from producers such as Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Coche-Dury, Emmanuel Rouget, Leflaive and Armand Rousseau.

The IG Wines team also offer a complete solution for managing portfolios of large collectors including advice, technology and managing the logistics of their client’s wines in an efficient and secure way.

To allow clients complete confidence in their fine wine transactions and portfolio management decisions IG Wines have created exclusive software that means they have instant access to their account information via ipad and iphone applications.  This unique technology includes:

- Vinvault, a unique virtual cellar, where members can access their personal library of wines with live valuations, critic scores and drinking windows along with a proprietary two-way live trading platform

- A content driven website that provides insight on the market, including IG Wines own unique market analysis reports

- The first EVER fine wine investment Universe, clients can access to data on any wine’s investment performance since 1982

IG Wines specialise in wines that constitute the backbone of investment, collecting and drinking, focusing on Bordeaux, Burgundy, Tuscany and other leading areas from the rest of the world. IG Wines have access to some of the best wines in the world on release.

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