Author Archives: Peter Shakeshaft

Ornellaia puts a positive spin on performance

The Italians have never been shy when trumpeting their performance and Super Tuscan estate, Ornellaia, is no exception. In conjunction with the Liv-ex wine trading platform they have undertaken a study which they say proves that their wine is a “more solid” investment than gold or oil. Ornellaia was the leading Italian wine estate sold […]


Liv-ex Founder points to value for wine investors now

The dichotomy of fine wine and money! The ‘establishment’ frowns on the principle of treating wine as an investment and yet it is inherent to the history of trade in fine wine. Director and founder of Liv-ex , James Miles, recently spoke at the annual Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair about this attitude, […]


PARKER’S 2013 SCORES – IMPORTANT FOR WINE INVESTORS

Robert Parker has finally released his scores for the Bordeaux 2013 vintage. Conspicuous by his absence at the traditional spring en primeur tastings in Bordeaux earlier in the year his scores for 2013 come as no surprise given his earlier comments about the vintage. He describes this challenging vintage as the most difficult since 1992, […]


Investment in top Bordeaux outperforms gold

A recent study underlines what we have always believed at Vin-X. Namely that if you invest in the wines from the top chateaux in Bordeaux in the long run your investment performance will outstrip that of most other investable assets. Wines to invest in include the First Growths naturally, the Super Seconds and the top […]


Interest Rates: A Rising Opportunity

In the financial pages of your selected periodical there has no doubt been much talk of late about interest rates: Do they need to rise? When will they rise, how much should they rise? Though the Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has equivocated on the issue, the signs are that such a […]


What the Liv-ex blog really tells us

Whilst the latest Liv-ex blog is always eagerly awaited at Vin-X and in the wider wine trade sometimes it does not dig deep enough in its analysis ands remains frustratingly neutral. We have dug a little deeper and believe there are some interesting trends that need interpreting further. Bordeaux's share of the market is down […]


World’s foremost wine critic justifies his 100 point system

Wine, like art and music, is subjective. My wife likes sauvignon blanc whilst I prefer chardonnay. How then is it possible to rate a fine wine out of 100? In a recent interview Robert Parker, the world’s most influential wine critic, who devised his 100 point rating system in the 1970’s describes himself as just […]


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 […]