Author Archives: Peter Shakeshaft

Dom Perignon’s Second Coming

Today the Vin-X team visited the offices of LVMH in Victoria, London (just around the corner from our exciting new London office) to taste the recently released and much anticipated 1998 Dom Perignon P2 launched onto the market on the 1st July. This new project from Dom Perignon signals the end of the Oenotheque releases […]

Fine Wine Investment Tips

In a week when a lot of people’s thoughts are geared towards the betting medium of the World Cup, Royal Ascot and Wimbledon how do we at Vin-X pick our winning investment wines and what are we tipping at the moment ? We are proud that in the last 3 years our client’s portfolios have […]

Champagne adds sparkle to investment portfolio

“Never put all your eggs in one basket” should be the canny mantra of any investor and the same is true of the fine wine market. Traditionally Bordeaux has always dominated any fine wine portfolio but in the 21st century there are now a handful of other wine-producing regions which may also claim to be […]

Industry Champagne Report 2014 points to future value

Drinks Business published their 2014 Champagne Report earlier this month updating the market on the 2030 initiative launched in 2012 to improve the long term value of the region and its wines. In response to the massive success of sparkling wines and the emerging power of this competition the two key organisations, the Union des […]

Is Bordeaux en primeur still relevant in 2014?

By common consent the 2013 Bordeaux vintage has been far from their best, yet they still made reasonable wine thanks to modern winemaking technology. However the Bordelais have shot themselves in the foot because of their mishandling of their en primeur campaign. En Primeur is a French wine trade term for wine sold as a […]

Liv-ex founder believes market now in better shape

Trade magazine, Harpers, interviewed Liv-ex director, Justin Gibbs, this month wherein he acknowledged the fact that the en primeur system has priced out average collectors and investors over the past few years. The original rationale of en primeur pricing by the chateaux was to reward the payment for wine two years in advance of receipt […]

Lafite adopts a different approach in 2013

Today we visited Lafite, and learned that the 2013 version of the iconic brand has, like Margaux, adopted a ‘different way’ to combat the challenges imposed by conditions last year. Lafite 2013 is constructed of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot. Lafite has adopted a similar strategy before with 1961 (99% Cabernet, 1% Petit Verdot) […]