Paul expects there will be less opportunities to buy Bordeaux fine wines in 2012's markets.
Because of an oversupply of the region's coveted wines in 2011 - no doubt spurred by hype surrounding the most recent vintages - prices were less buoyant than in recent years.
But, as Paul commented in his weekly column, this year's "slowdown" should be a good thing.
As the resilient markets re-stabilise, there could be plenty of opportunities for collectors like you to 'get a hold' on these markets and pick up some great wine investments at auction.
Expert Simon Staples, the Hong Kong head of sales and marketing at wine broker Berry Bros & Rudd, reckons his clients will be on the lookout for "Bordeaux second growths and the top 10 names in Burgundy."
Domaine Romanee-Conti (DRC) wines, which are especially rare, are also expected to emerge - or rather continue their status - as big auction stars.
Even as the the fine wine markets re-stabilise, the quality
These theories and more will be put to the test on January 25.
On that day, a vast European wine collection of more than 6,000 bottles will auction at Sotheby's in London. The collection is estimated to bring £1.4m-1.8m ($2,775,400).
Expect to see vintages from 1953 to 1995 in the sale. Even better, more than 100 cases of these wines contain the rare and highly-rated 1982 Bordeaux vintage.
Prior to this, there will be a trio of wine sales in Hong Kong.
Together, the three sales are expected to net $25m and should consolidate Hong Kong's status as the new global epicentre of collectible fine wines.
Watch this space for more upcoming news from the global fine wine markets.