“Wine is Gold?” Is Wine a Wise Investment for Wealth Management?

on 15/09/11 at 2:24 pm


On Thursday, October 20, 2011 AOC FINE WINES, a premiere New York and Connecticut boutique specializing in artisanal and organic wines from around the world, will be hosting its “Wine is Gold?” dinner and seminar at the GADC in Greenwich, CT. Unlocking the potential of wine investments with particular emphasis on artisan wine cellars and international wineries as the focus of the discussion. This first-of-its-kind event will feature experts in the fields of wine and finance as they discuss the investment potential of wines.  Throughout the evening haute cuisine and fine wine, including the following will be served:

Acclaimed wine writer Michael Steinberger, together with Constance Hunter, Chief Economist of Aladdin Capital Holdings, will engage in a lively presentation and discussion of the history of wine and the real potential of investment in fine and rare wine.

For centuries, Old-World vintages from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Tuscany were the favored beverage of the rich and celebrated and have been coveted for their rareness and prestige. However, it is only within the past few decades, that wines are appreciated for their value and return-on-investment.

Among the topics discussed at “Wine is Gold?” will be wine as a diminishing commodity – a luxury product limited in supply. Mark Bedini, chief executive and founder of wine brokerage Fine + Rare Wines, Ltd. said, “The plus side of wine investment is that as time goes by it gets scarcer as people drink it. The likelihood is that over time – as the wines get older, rarer and in greater demand – prices will inexorably increase.”

Speakers for the event include:

Michael Steinberger, author of Au Revoir to All That, and wine columnist for SLATE.COM, Mssr. Steinberger is considered amongst the best wine writers in America and has also been published in such national and international publications as The New York Times, Saveur, Food & Wine, the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. Mssr. Steinberger is known for his accessible, entertaining style, and his sometimes irreverent attitude toward wine, is adept considering the role of wine in our culture, society and our world.

Constance Hunter, Managing Director and Chief Economist for Aladdin Capital Holdings, is known for her cogent analysis of complex global financial situations, and provides insights valued by investors around the world. A graduate of New York University and Columbia University, Ms. Hunter is on the board of the National Association of Business Economics and is a member of New York Association of Business Economics, 100 Women in Hedge Funds, and National Committee for U.S.-China Relations, and she is a patron of the World Policy Institute.  Ms. Hunter is a sought-after commentator on economic and financial issues and can frequently be seen on Bloomberg Television, CNBC and PBS Nightly Business.

In addition, “Wine is Gold?” will feature premier exhibitors from the worlds of wine travel, wine cellar design and representatives from wineries from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne.

Tickets to this white tablecloth event are offered at $200.00 until Sept. 15th, 2011. Tickets are $250 afterwards. Corporate Table discounts apply.

AOC FINE WINES focuses on family owned and operated vineyards, and small growers and producers. We tend to select wines made from native varieties and look for wines with elegance, balance, and a sense of terroir. A majority of our wines are organic, natural, biodynamic, or made from sustainable farming practices. AOC sources wines from small producers around the world, and often deals with direct importation allowing the group to offer exclusives to the market place.

A percentage of net proceeds from this event will be donated to GADC of Greenwich, CT.

Contact: AOC Fine Wines – contact@aocfinewines.com
Ph: 914 715 1057
Web: www.aocfinewines.com/wineisgold

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