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Importance of Drinking Windows for Wine

The drinking window of a fine wine is an important factor for wine investors as it sets indicative time parameters for important milestones in drinking quality and changes in demand and supply of fine wine.   What do we mean by ‘wine drinking window’? A fine wine’s drinking window is the optimum period during which […]

Burgundy’s 12.7% compound annual growth rate outperforms global equities and gold

Liv-ex has published a trade report analysing the trends in its current top performing region as the market focus turns to the Burgundy 2017 vintage en primeur campaign. The report states that the Liv-ex Burgundy 150 has delivered a compound annual growth rate of 12.7% since the regional index was established in December 2003. It […]

Fine wine continues to outperform European and Asian equities

The financial markets have been a little calmer in November, compared to a very volatile October which saw an 8 per cent dive in the value of global equities, a loss of US$4.5 trillion off the MSCI World Index. November may have seemed calmer but there was still volatility in some sectors with the backdrop […]

The Perfect Solaia 2015: “is this the greatest yet?”

The Super Tuscan investment-grade wine, Solaia, has released its 2015 vintage via the Place Bordeaux to critical acclaim. Both James Suckling and The Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner have awarded it the perfect 100 points score and Suckling went so far as to state that it could be “the greatest Solaia made so far”. Located in […]

Can fine wine be compared to a luxury handbag?

Can fine wine be compared to a luxury handbag? Well – yes it can. An extremely rare Hermes or Chanel bag can easily command six figures, just as a 12-bottle case of Burgundy’s Domaine de la Romanee Conti (DRC) can, one sold earlier this year for £198,000. A Hermes Birken, designed by Ginza Tanaka crafted […]

Why it pays to get ‘passionate’ about luxury collectables

The Vin-X team recently enjoyed an action-packed weekend at Chateau Impney’s annual Hill Climb.  This fantastic motorsport event showcased over 200 competitors racing and demonstrating some extremely rare and valuable cars, whose collective value was whispered to be over £750million. With displays and demonstrations of iconic vintage and the latest super cars, it was an […]

Vin-X hosts cricket legend David Gower at Chateau Pavie ahead of their 2017 vintage release

CHATEAU PAVIE 2017. Critic’s Score: 97 – 99 Lisa Perotti-Brown MW Vin-X recently hosted David Gower at Chateau Pavie in St Emilion where the latest vintage offering was tasted alongside 100 point greats. One of St Emilion’s top four Classe A wines, Chateau Pavie enjoys an enviable reputation and probably the best terroir of the […]

Will DRC continuity planning protect quality as Winemaker Noblet retires?

Top Burgundy estate, DRC Romanee Conti, announced the retirement of their long-serving Head Winemaker, Bernard Noblet this week. Noblet has worked at DRC since 1978 and took up the post of Head Winemaker in 1986 from his father, André who previously held the position for nearly 40 years from 1946 to 1985. This familial bond […]