Author Archives: Peter Shakeshaft

2015 – Whisperings from Bordeaux

There is a track record forming – vintages ending in a 0 or a 5 do well. 2000, a good year, 2005 one of the best of the new millennium so far, 2010 – stellar, we have been advised by the world’s most notable wine critics – ‘one of the modern greats’ and every serious […]


Parker rescore of Pavie and Angelus wines benefits Vin-X clients

Late last week Robert Parker continued his stated aim of producing more vertical and horizontal tastings by releasing new scores and tasting notes for Chateaux Pavie and Angelus. This rescore included 12 vintages each of these wines, both recently upgraded in the St Emilion classification.  Angelus and Pavie have been real success stories for wine […]


Matthew Hoggard’s Fine Wine Investment Club

2005 England Cricket legend, Matthew Hoggard, published the opening of his Wine Investment Club, in the Daily Telegraph today, on day two of this summer’s final Ashes Test. Matthew’s interest and passion for wine is well-known amongst friends and it has been a natural fit with Vin-X to help Matthew create the opportunity for 100 […]


Bloomberg tips Lafite and Bordeaux Investments now

Bloomberg, one of the world’s foremost media commentators and news providers for investors, has flagged the investment opportunity the fine wine world’s biggest brand now presents and asks “Should you scoop up a case—or three—now?” In an article this week, Bloomberg puts the magnifying glass over what has happened to the fine wine market’s trail-blazer, […]


FT features Bordeaux wines’ blue-chip status and points to up to 15% growth

The Financial Times recently featured an article on Bordeaux’s preeminence in the fine wine investment sector despite the rise in market share of a few key wines from other regions. David Elswood, international head of wine at Christie’s auction house states: “Although Bordeaux is going through a period of changing prices, it remains the number […]


US Investment Analyst forecasts growth of 14 – 18% in fine wine sector

Trade magazine Harpers published an article today featuring research by US Investment analyst, Aranca on the fine wine market. Aranca’s report recognizes economic recovery in key markets and ‘positive investor sentiment’ returning prices to growth trend after four years in the doldrums. The research points to Liv-ex data providing consistent growth in the key Liv-ex […]