The Vin-X team enjoyed a fantastic weekend at Chateau Impney where we were proud to sponsor the third Hill Climb on the 8-9 July 2017. Guy Spollon and his son, Rod, are avid classic car enthusiasts and the architects behind one of the most important UK events in the automobile lover’s calendar. A Goodwood ‘in […]
The Telegraph ran an article in its Money and Investment supplement on the 3rd July on fine wine investment with the focus on performance, leading with the fact that fine wine values have risen by 20% over the last year. Written by James Connington, the article recognizes that the market has matured and that there […]
Lloyds Bank has published research on the housing market and it’s not all plain sailing! House sales dropped 7% in England and Wales last year and are still down 30% on levels a decade ago. Not surprisingly Greater London has seen the sharpest decline in the period 2015 to 2016 with 18% fall in sales, […]
Knight Frank have just published a report which puts the magnifying glass on their Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index, and in particular at the top performers. In the 12 months, ending 31st March 2017, fine wine heads the table and has won a dramatic take-over of previous luxury assets top- performer, classic cars. The value […]
Twelve months on from the UK Referendum vote and we are back at the centre of another political maelstrom. The Brexit affect has of course been sat firmly on the dashboard since June 2016, whether driving a political agenda, a business plan or a household budget. But who would have thought even a month ago […]
M&S, perhaps the UK’s favourite retailer, has announced that their wine buyers are introducing their first annual en primeur offer this May.
Gold’s month on month performance has dropped off for the first time this year following first quarter sustained demand, most likely as a response to the falling US dollar, concerns over rising inflation and an increasingly tense geopolitical scene. Gold’s spot price today stands at $1,288, up 8.5% year to date in Sterling. ETF Securities […]
Some of the most aspirational investments in the world are super rare and command extraordinary price tags. Sotheby’s hit the press again this week with two up and coming sales. They have featured the sale of a 90-year old Mercedez-Benz 68OS Torpedo Roadster (only three were made) to take place at their classic car auction […]
James Suckling is the first top wine critic to publish his En Primeur scores of the 2016 vintage. Always one of the earliest to set out his stall for the latest Bordeaux vintage, his overall view is that “2016 is an exceptional vintage, equal to the exquisite 2015”. Suckling may well be using this platform to position himself as Parker’s successor as the wine world focuses on Bordeaux at this time of year.
With two weeks to go, Bordeaux will be gearing up for the arrival of the world’s merchants, press and critics to have the first opportunity to taste the soon-to-be released 2016 vintage. Those who have dared to put their heads above the parapet are making positive noises, most notably Philippe Dhalluin, MD Chateau Mouton Rothschild, is quoted as saying of 2016 – “is clearly an excellent vintage”.