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St Emilion Classification questioned as Angelus owner faces legal battle

The St Emilion Classification system could be said to be also ‘on trial’ as Chateau Angelus’ owner awaits the outcome of a legal battle which is adding to the shock-waves caused by the announcement earlier this year that Ausone and Cheval Blanc would withdraw from the 2022 ranking. How will this impact on the investment wines of the region?

Energy, Inflation, Supply Chains and Fine Wine

The headlines this month are doing nothing for consumer confidence. August’s record inflation level could see a rising trajectory this Autumn as increasing issues with supply chains hit home and now energy companies are going bust. Investors seeking growth and safe-havens look at fine wine’s continued stable growth…

Bordeaux Blue-chips match  S&P500 performance in August 2021

The blue-chip Bordeaux First Growths trend performance in August rose 2.7% (Liv-ex Fine Wine 50), stretching past the S&P500’s 2.5% growth in the month. With the FTSE 100 trailing at 1.5% rise and gold declining 0.5% in the same period, fine wine is showing its value to investors as an alternative asset.

Tax-efficient, fine wine maintains positive growth in August 2021

With Tory Tax Tactics grabbing the headlines, fine wine owners will be delighted with the Liv-ex 100’s sixteenth month of consecutive growth in August 2021. Fine wine’s strong, stable performance, combined with advantageous tax treatment, makes it an important option for investors.

An introduction to California’s Opus One

California’s investment wines are enjoying a golden era and now home to the second most expensive fine wines in the world after Burgundy. We look at one of the region’s iconic ‘cult wines’ – the product of a marriage between Bordeaux aristocracy and New World talent – Opus One.

Fine Wine Valuation – Everything you need to know

Every investor wants to understand the value of their investment wines and what factors influence price performance. The fine wine market has evolved significantly over the last two decades with greater efficiency, transparency and access to key information upon which investment wines can be valued. We look at the key factors that influence the value of fine wine today.

Harvest time approaches – what are the first indicators for vintage 2021

September and harvest has either commenced or is imminent. In a year where climate has dominated news headlines and political agendas, and has challenged so many, we look for early indicators on vintage 2021.

What is La Place de Bordeaux and how does it influence fine wine investments?

“La Place de Bordeaux” sounds like a coffee-table strewn square in the capital of Aquitaine, but is in fact the highly efficient, global distribution hub for the majority of the top investment wines in the world. We look at how it is shaping the fine wine market in 2021.

Fine Wine Investment for Beginners

Investing in fine wine can be both enjoyable and very rewarding, providing the opportunity to explore, understand and own some of the finest luxury products in the world.

Top Tips for Selecting Investment Wines

Looking to add fine wine to your investment portfolio? The Vin-X experts share their top tips for wine investment.

Liv-ex Classification 2021 – which are the top fine wines on the secondary market?

Liv-ex has published its 2021 Classification, ranking the most significant wines in the secondary market based on trading prices on the leading fine wine exchange.  Find out which wines are on the move, regional trends and emerging brands on the move…

California Gold Rush!

Investors are seeking out rare Californian investment wines that challenge the best of Bordeaux and Burgundy in quality and price performance. Consistent, high-quality vintages endorsed by the world’s top critics and a maturing global distribution network have established Napa’s top brands as rich seams of value in a diversified fine wine portfolio…

French oak, climate challenges and the price of wine!

There are many factors that influence the price of both your investment wines and that glass you may be enjoying whilst you read this blog. One of the factors in 2021 is the availability and price of French oak – could this be a longer-term consideration?

Key fine wine investment benchmark matches S&P500 on anniversary

The key fine wine investment benchmark, the Liv-ex 100 is celebrating its 20-year anniversary and beats the S&P 500 over the period. Find out more …

IPCC Report – Code Red for Humanity as fires, floods and climate events wreak chaos

Today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its highly anticipated Report at the same time as devastating wildfires are incinerating homes and threatening lives in California, Greece and Spain. St Mark’s Square in Venice is under-water, China, Germany and Belgium are recovering from the catastrophic recent floods and France reports that frost and rain in 2021 has ravaged this year’s grape harvest.