Author Archives: Peter Shakeshaft

Will Margaux 2013 prove to be a future collectable?

The Bordeaux tastings took Vin-X to First Growth Margaux yesterday morning. Another victim of the disastrous Medoc harvest last year, the wine-makers at this venerable chateau (a favourite of Thomas Jefferson and the home of the first claret to be auctioned at Christies in 1771), have innovated with the 2013 vintage – brave and maybe […]

Where’s the Value in 2013?

Having tasted Angelus, Yquem and Cheval Blanc with Master of Wine, Hugo Rose, earlier this week, day 3 commenced with the arrival of Jane Masters MW to join us on the tastings. The first offering was a rather ‘green’ Margaux, followed by Cos D’Estournel which showed well and endorsed the view that the Northern Left […]

Where is the real value in investment markets today?

The equity rally over the last 18 months has tempted many investors but should the canny be looking to invest profits gained into assets currently undervalued to position for the next market cycle? Moneyweek (the UK’s best-selling financial magazine) suggests we prepare our portfolios for the next market crash and we ask the question is […]

Water into Wine

A new product has been invented which claims to be able to transform water into wine, and not just any wine – the device, called the Miracle Machine, even claims to imitate closely some of the world’s most sought after fine reds. The device turns water, grape concentrate and yeast into wine via a phone […]

Wine Investment: The Port in a Storm

Vin-X examines wine investment’s potential role as a safe haven in times of trouble One of wine’s most appealing attributes is its status as a sort of international currency, much in the same way gold is regarded: As a tangible asset with inherent value, it is far less susceptible to market fluctuations and drops, especially […]

Essential Tips for Wine Investors

Everybody should have a case of fine wine in their investment portfolio! With financial products such as ISA’s, shares and bonds delivering modest returns at best, the proactive investor has to look beyond equities to enhance portfolio performance. In fact, my personal experience of investing in fine wine led me to found Vin-X for exactly […]

Don’t hold cash – buy wine

Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s decision to hold interest rates for around 3 years at 0.5% and given inflation is between 2 – 3%, don’t bother holding cash! invest it in wine, hold it whilst interest rates are low and then in 3 years you could make some capital on your investment!  Not only […]