Author Archives: Peter Shakeshaft

Chateau Pavie 2018 released today – Vin-X  limited allocation at a market best price

Chateau Pavie 2018: “Possibly the wine of the vintage” – 98 – 100 points, Jeb Dunnuck “Amazing, singular wine—it could only be Pavie” 97 – 100 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate SEE VIN-X INVESTOR INFORMATION – CHATEAU PAVIE 2018 Pavie is one of the key Bordeaux 2018 wines for investors and in our view probably the most […]


Bordeaux First Growths are poised to release their 2018s – are you ready?

Bordeaux’s First Growths are poised to release their 2018 wines along with St Emilion’s Grand Cru Classe A estates and Pomerol’s iconic Petrus and Le Pin, meaning we are fast approaching the high point of this year’s en primeur campaign for fine wine investors. The super seconds, second wines of the top houses and other […]


Get your free copy of Vin-X’s Spring 2019 Fine Wine Market Report

Vin-X’s Spring 2019 Fine Wine Market Report provides information on the latest performance trends, top market movers and essential information for fine wine investors and is now available to download FREE. The more you understand the market and the factors that influence performance, the more astutely you can manage your portfolio for growth, taking advantage […]


Which are the Top 10 Wines For Investment In 2019?

Wouldn’t it be great to be given a list – these are the top ten wines for investment right now – off you go and fill your boots! As with any investment – markets are not static, demand and supply is constantly evolving which impacts on values / performance and investors have varying budgets so […]


Bordeaux 2018 En Primeurs are now being released – which wines should you buy?

The 2018 En Primeurs are hitting the market and the Bordeaux Chateaux are now at the business end of the campaign – it’s time to consider which wines you should add to your portfolio. Bordeaux’s En Primeurs system is probably one of the most efficient market mechanisms in the world. The release of around US$1billion […]


The month of May kicks off summer festivities with focus on Wine!

Raise a glass, tip your bottle, manoeuvre a  magnum – there’s been a lot of celebrating wine in the last week or two!! And what’s not to like about that? The capital hosted London Wine Week this month – a seven day ‘summer festival of wine’ with tastings, tutorials and special menus at pop-ups, wine […]


Pavie owners – the first Vin-X private clients to taste 2018 en primeurs

Bordeaux is now deeply immersed in the promotion and early stage of the releases of the 2018 vintage. Amidst all this, Chateau Pavie made the enormously generous gesture of providing the rare opportunity for our private clients to visit the Chateau to experience the brand new vintage at this important stage in its launch onto […]


What are the tax benefits of investing in fine wine?

How does HMRC treat investments in fine wine? Our latest report, ‘THE TAX TREATMENT OF FINE WINE‘, is written by independent tax specialist, Peter Owen of Gatwick Enterprise Tax Services Limited, who has just published his annual review on the tax regime affecting fine wine and provides a ‘user-friendly’ explanation of how HMRC classifies fine […]


Wine Investment: How do you invest in fine wine?

Investing in fine wine is the treatment of wine as a tangible, alternative asset with the potential to deliver a return on your capital over time. Fine wine performance is commented on regularly in mainstream media, but how do you invest in fine wine? The key is to understand which wines are recognised by the […]


Which 2018 En Primeur wines should you be looking at?

Which 2018 wines should you be looking to include in your portfolio planning? The determining factors of a successful Bordeaux futures campaign are quality, price and supply. Buying wine en primeur has pros and cons as we refer to in our website and have commented on previously. In recent years there has been a mixed […]