Author Archives: Peter Shakeshaft


New year can commence quietly in the wine world, perhaps a hangover from the seasonal festivities, but the round-up news on market performance continues to whet the appetite for the year ahead as the market starts to gather momentum early 2018. Fine wine auction statistics for 2017 were published in January by the top houses. […]

Financial Times 16th December reports: Fine wine outperforms UK blue-chip shares and gold in 2017.

The Financial Times ran a feature on Saturday 16th December with an attention -grabbing title “Corking Year for Investors in Fine Wine”. The article commenced with the statement that: “Fine wine investors will be raising their glasses as their returns for the year are set to outperform UK blue-chip shares and gold.” The article compared […]

Latest sale sees a cumulative $23M fine wine haul by Sotheby’s NY in 2017

Sotheby’s launched its ‘Life of Luxury’ series, last weekend with an auction of top Burgundy and Bordeaux wines, raising $2.6million, bringing their total sum raised in fine wine sales in 2017 to $23million. Connor Kriegel, Head of Auction Sales for Sotheby’s Wine New York commented: “We were thrilled to kick off Sotheby’s A Life of Luxury and […]