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Understand the tax benefits of investing in fine wine – TAX REPORT here

The Vin-X Fine Wine Tax Report set outs the tax advantages of fine wine – which reliefs are available and what to be aware of. Peter Owen, of Gatwick Enterprise Tax Services, provides a professional overview on the tax treatment of fine wine by HM Revenue & Customs in Vin-X’s Fine Wine Tax Report. This […]

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MOUTON ROTHSCHILD THE FIRST OF THE 2017 GRAND CRU RELEASES

Finally, the First Growths’ 2017 releases hit the market with Mouton Rothschild out of the starting blocks at a 17% discount to 2016, but also with a reduction in the volume released. One of the most highly rated First Growths of the vintage, Mouton’s initial release price was at €348 per bottle ex-negociant and with […]

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Antonio Galloni points to 2017 Right Bank wines Troplong Mondot and Pavie in a challenging vintage

In a recent interview with Liv-ex Antonio Galloni shares his views on the 2017 vintage; “For me 2017 is very clearly a Right Bank vintage…. It’s not a great vintage across the board – it’s just a very good vintage with some highlights – and because of this, I think people are very afraid to […]

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Bordeaux 2017 releases are a ‘mixed bag’ on price and quality

The general industry opinion is that 2017 is a varied vintage, with none of the top critics awarding the perfect 100 points. Neal Martin’s highest score awarded was 97 points, scores over that are very rare. Overall, Martin rates the vintage as “good to very good” but not in the same league as 2015 or […]

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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 […]

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VIN-X BUY RECOMMENDATION: SCREAMING EAGLE 2015

Probably the most iconic Californian Cult Wine, Screaming Eagle is rarely available outside the USA. With an average annual production estimated at 575 cases, the Napa Valley estate’s wines are consistently highly scored and prices achieved are often on a par with top Burgundies. A Parker favourited,  eight Screaming Eagle vintages have  previously received scores […]

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Neal Martin and Antonio Galloni publish 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur scores

Finally, Vinous.com publishes the last key scores of the 2017 en primeur tastings from Antonio Galloni and Parker’s previously dubbed successor, Neal Martin. Antonio Galloni declares that “2017 is, in my opinion, very clearly a Right Bank vintage” and the best of St Emilion and Pomerol “are positively thrilling” listing seven of the top ten […]

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The fine wine trade view on 2017: A Mid vintage whose top performers could be key diversifiers

The end of April sees the remaining key critics’ reviews of the 2017 vintage hit the trade press and Liv-ex has published the opinions of the exchange’s trade members on the in-barrel tastings of what many are referring to as a ‘heterogenous’ year for Bordeaux. The critical view: Suckling was the first critic of note […]

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James Suckling publishes 2017 Bordeaux vintage scores

Author: Peter Shakeshaft Suckling is generally the first of the top wine critics to publish his ratings of the latest Bordeaux vintage each Spring and as the trade is currently supping its way around the region’s chateaux a critical pointer is of interest. It is no surprise that Suckling refers to the reduced supply caused […]

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Thoughts ahead of the Bordeaux 2017 En Primeurs Campaign

On the 9th of April the Bordeaux chateaux will open their doors to the world’s wine trade for the industry’s official sampling of the 2017 vintage. This annual gathering of global merchants and critics is one of the key events in the wine calendar and the success of a vintage campaign can determine the sentiment […]

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