Author Archives: Peter Shakeshaft

Sotheby’s wine auction lands £1million in the ‘glove’

An historic wine sale at Sotheby’s London this week raised over £1million from the collection of a single-owner comprising a superb collection of Bordeaux wines. Head of wine for Sotheby’s Europe, Stephen Mould explained that the sale “was a landmark auction for Sotheby’s – our first ever ‘white-glove’ wine sale in London as it was […]


Politics and Markets

The election of Jeremy Corbyn, the popularity of the SNP, the spectre of another Scottish referendum and the certainty of an EU referendum should tell us that domestically at least, politics is starting to matter to investors once more. Of course, politics always matters to an extent, but for the best part of 30 years […]


2015 – Whisperings from Bordeaux

There is a track record forming – vintages ending in a 0 or a 5 do well. 2000, a good year, 2005 one of the best of the new millennium so far, 2010 – stellar, we have been advised by the world’s most notable wine critics – ‘one of the modern greats’ and every serious […]


Parker rescore of Pavie and Angelus wines benefits Vin-X clients

Late last week Robert Parker continued his stated aim of producing more vertical and horizontal tastings by releasing new scores and tasting notes for Chateaux Pavie and Angelus. This rescore included 12 vintages each of these wines, both recently upgraded in the St Emilion classification.  Angelus and Pavie have been real success stories for wine […]


Matthew Hoggard’s Fine Wine Investment Club

2005 England Cricket legend, Matthew Hoggard, published the opening of his Wine Investment Club, in the Daily Telegraph today, on day two of this summer’s final Ashes Test. Matthew’s interest and passion for wine is well-known amongst friends and it has been a natural fit with Vin-X to help Matthew create the opportunity for 100 […]


Bloomberg tips Lafite and Bordeaux Investments now

Bloomberg, one of the world’s foremost media commentators and news providers for investors, has flagged the investment opportunity the fine wine world’s biggest brand now presents and asks “Should you scoop up a case—or three—now?” In an article this week, Bloomberg puts the magnifying glass over what has happened to the fine wine market’s trail-blazer, […]


FT features Bordeaux wines’ blue-chip status and points to up to 15% growth

The Financial Times recently featured an article on Bordeaux’s preeminence in the fine wine investment sector despite the rise in market share of a few key wines from other regions. David Elswood, international head of wine at Christie’s auction house states: “Although Bordeaux is going through a period of changing prices, it remains the number […]