Like works of art, wine is collected to be enjoyed.
Some people find pleasure in the feeling of satisfaction that comes from building up a wine collection. This could be due to the educational aspects of collecting, both in developing a practised palate, as well as learning about the many subtle variations in production techniques, grape variety, labelling and packaging. Others also like the feeling that they have discovered wine from a vineyard or vendor and now have some in their possession. Finally, the best pleasure comes from the sensual experience of actually opening that bottle and drinking fine wine.
Like all valuables that people collect, wine also needs to be protected. If you collect wine, whether it's one rare bottle or a hundred bottles, we hope you'll find the following guide a useful reference.
Anyone who is serious about collecting wine. Typically, home contents insurance alone does not provide the kind of protection you need as a wine collector.
Masterpiece provides “all-risk” coverage for wine. This means you are protected against a broad range of losses, including fire, theft, breakage and spoilage due to mechanical breakdown of the wine fridge. What's more, the coverage is on a worldwide basis.
Not with Chubb. In fact, insuring your wine has never been easier or more affordable. On average, annual coverage costs about S$0.45 per S$100 of coverage. For example, insurance for a wine collection valued at S$50,000 would cost approximately S$225 per annum.
It depends on the value of your wine.
Chubb offers the following two options:
Yes, and we encourage you to do so. By including your wine in your home contents cover in your Masterpiece policy, you'll get one policy and one bill for all of your valuable possessions.
Not immediately. If you already have wine cover listed under your Masterpiece policy, you have up to 90 days after you purchase a new bottle of wine to inform your agent or broker. Within the 90-day period, Chubb provides automatic cover for 25% of the total amount of your itemised wine coverage.
Yes. As long as your Masterpiece policy covers the wine collection in your home, you can choose to add your wine collections, stored in other locations, to the same policy.
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