Made a fine wine investment, but worried that you might drink it?

Hand it over to Octavian, the old World War II bunker that’s one of Europe’s largest storage facilities for fine wine

6th December, 2015
Vincent O’Brien, managing director, Octavian Pictures: Andrew Wells

You’d never know it was there. Past a field dotted with hay bales, my driver turns up a small road that seems to go nowhere. When we reach a metal gate, a security guard comes out to greet me. Then he hands me a gas mask that looks like it should be in a war museum.

That’s not as crazy as it sounds. In recent years, once-soaring prices of investment-grade vintages have slowed,...

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