Author Archives: Peter Shakeshaft

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 […]


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 […]