Our final tip is to never feel content with your portfolio and keep exploring. There are obviously more wines on the market than ever before, even when it comes to Bordeaux and vintage and if you truly love finding new wines then this shouldn’t be a challenge. The hard bit can sometimes be looking at your merchandise as a commercial unit and not something you can drink away at parties.
However, really exploring the market and looking for the next big thing or a rising star can be very rewarding indeed. Not only is this satisfying due to the kudos you may receive from your peers, but in a best-case scenario, it could make you a great deal of money. It will be trial and error to begin with, but if you put the hours in and have a sufficient nose, building your wine portfolio will be very rewarding indeed.
These are our five top tips for building your portfolio but there will be lots more advice you can get from the aforementioned peers, merchants and associates. Take advice carefully but don’t be afraid to ask those who have been in the industry for longer than you, wine enthusiasts are a pretty lovely bunch.