Author Archives: Peter Shakeshaft

Barclays on savers who invest in wine for higher returns

Barclays has published an article featuring case studies from a number of investors seeking stronger returns in the current low-interest rate environment. The author points to the fact that the Bank of England reduced interest rates to 0.5 per cent six years ago, and with rate rises not expected in the short term some investors […]


Wine and the consequences of Brexit

With a possible announcement of a referendum date imminent, and a hefty report on the topic from highly regarded fund manager Neil Woodford released this week (https://woodfordfunds.com/economic-impact-brexit-report/) it seems opportune to think seriously about the consequences for wine and wine investors of a Brexit. Quite apart from copious quantities being quaffed at victory parties or […]


Dark grey Tuesday

At the close of trading in Europe yesterday the MSCI world index was down 18% from its highs in May last year, perilously close to an official bear market.  With Chinese markets still to return from their New Year break, trading on mainstream markets has been difficult. Although not on the scale of a Black […]


Krug 2002

A few days ago Vin-X were lucky enough to be invited to taste the latest release from Krug; the 2002, alongside the Chef De Cave and Olivier Krug, the 6th generation of the family to watch over their wine. Oddly the 2002 is coming to market AFTER the 2003, this is not entirely unprecedented but […]


FT: Classic cars and fine wine beat even Warren Buffet’s investments!

An article by the FT’s Wealth correspondent, Hugo Greenhalgh, this week puts the spotlight on asset classes categorized by HMRC as ‘wasting’. Not only do they provide the appeal of Capital Gains Tax exemption, granted by HMRC’s classification, but they also provide outstanding returns. Greenhalgh’s article boldly states that “Classic cars and fine wine leave […]


DRINKS BUSINESS features Vin-X Report comparing fine wine v. equities, property & gold

Vin-X published a report this week providing an overview of the long-term performance of fine wine as an investment in comparison to equities quoted on key financial markets and alternative assets; Property and Gold since records began in 1988. Trade publisher thedrinksbusiness.com has picked this up and published some of the key points in an […]


Drinks Business feature Vin-X’s view on Cheval Blanc 2011

We are unashamed fans of Cheval Blanc; one of Saint Emilion’s four Premier Grand Cru Classés A houses. A recent visit to the region included a visit to the home of one of the most architecturally futuristic buildings in Bordeaux, where I had the great pleasure and privilege of spending time with some of the […]


Single bottle of Lafite 1895 sells for £11,000

An extremely rare single bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1895 has sold for £11,000 in Dubai this weekend. In 2011 a bottle of Lafite 1895 was auctioned at Christie’s for £6,670, the nearly 65 per cent growth in value in four years obviously bucking the recent trend for First Growths but showing the extraordinary values […]