Acheter son vin sur internet.
Buying your French wine online.
Consider why you are buying French wine. Do you want to learn more about the different French wine-growing regions? Are you stocking your wine cellar for investment? Do you want to drink some of your bottles of French wine immediately and allow some to mature? How much do you want to spend on a bottle of wine, and how long are you prepared to store it?
Although not the only wines that will increase in value, the best French wines offer significant investment opportunities. Buying these wines requires careful and diligent research. Here are some wines with a proven track record of appreciating in value over time.
The grands crus classés of the Médoc, especially the five premier crus; top Right Bank estates including Cheval-Blanc, Le Pin and Pétrus
Grands crus reds, particularly from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, G. Roumier, Leroy, Ponsot, Ramonet, and Henri Jayer
To be bought and sold successfully, the wines must be from highly regarded vintages. Be impeccably stored, have traceable provenance, and are generally offered in their original wooden cases.
These French wines may be purchased as futures, bought directly from growers, reputable retailers, or auction houses. Make sure the vintages are highly regarded.
If having a cellar full of wine you are not going to drink is not for you, where do you start?
Here is a game plan.
- Choose a style of wine that suits you: Dry full-bodied red, crisp sparkling white, or light fruity red, and do a little research on the regions that produce your choice.
- Decide on price range: Have in mind good everyday wine, better wine, and the best wine for special occasions or to help improve your understanding of the complexity and diversity of wine.
- Look for online retailers that will deliver to you and find your preferred style of French wine and price.
As a guide, compare the price with an online retailer in France. Of course, it will always be different, but you will have a good idea if the price is reasonable.
Add the purchase to your cellar book (Cellar Book).
Once you open your wine, take a few moments to fill in a tasting note (Tasting Record), add an image of the label, and then enjoy!
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