There are few greater pleasures in life than being able to dip into a well-stocked and looked after wine collection. However, contrary to popular belief, building a cellar of fine wines doesn’t have to cost the earth; it is a luxury open to all of us. With a little care and attention, a wine cellar can be created to suit all budgets and tastes.
There are three reasons that our customers tend to build collections of fine wine; to drink, to invest, or a combination of the two.
Wine Collections To Drink
Having a carefully curated wine cellar to draw wines to enjoy at special occasions, for gifts, or as an accompaniment to your favourite midweek supper, is a real treat.
Most of our clients build collections for future drinking and ensure their cellar is well-balanced with plenty of options for short and longer term drinking,
Most fine wine is bought En Primeur and In Bond whilst it is still maturing in barrel, before it is bottled and released onto the wider market. This enables you to secure allocations of rare wines and historically, to secure the most attractive prices too.
Wine Collections For Investment
Many people create a wine collection with a view to making a financial return, and the basic premise of the 1990s when wine investment really found its feet – buying more than you intend to drink, before selling the excess at a later date to fund your enjoyment or subsequent purchases – is still the basis by which most of our customers invest in fine wine today.
The simple basis for wine as an investment is that wine becomes rarer as people consume it. As global demand, and consumption, of the world’s finest wine increases, an opportunity can present itself to curate a collection of fine wines which could provide a financial return.
Read more about wine investment.
Our Wine List
At Armit Wines, we are in the privileged position of being the exclusive importer to the UK of fine wines such as Agricola Punica, Bruno Giacosa, Diamond Creek, Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux, Domaine Huet, Domaine Leflaive, Fattoria Le Pupille, Gaja, Giacomo Fenocchio, La Rioja Alta S.A.,Ornellaia, Querciabella, Romano Dal Forno, Tenuta San Guido (Sassicaia) and Tua Rita. We also have close relationships and regular allocations of fine wines from Château Lafleur, Domaine de Montille and Domaine Raveneau, among many others.
All of these great wine estates offer suitable wines to for investment or your own drinking pleasure.
The Full Service
Our private clients team offer our customers a dedicated personal account management service with no additional fee. They will be your primary point of contact for all purchases, concerns or questions about wine investment and current wine market conditions.
The team are continually working with their clients to develop and manage their wine collections. With an incredible passion for wine and an extensive knowledge of the Armit Wines portfolio and wider fine wine market, they are experts when it comes to knowing what to drink now and what to save for future enjoyment. They are also suitably placed to advise about wine storage and wine provenance.