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Luxury Brands in the Pink!

Two of the most significant luxury brands groups have recently announced acquisitions of Provencal Rosé producers. LVMH has just acquired a 55 per cent stake in Chateau d’Esclans and last month the Wertheimer brothers, owners of Chanel, announced their acquisition of Domaine de L’Ilie, a Provenacale Rosé produced on the Island of Porqueroles. Chanel’s acquisition […]

Category: Wine Investment

How are Trump’s Wine Tariffs affecting the fine wine trade?

In October 2019, the WTO ruled in favour of Donald Trump’s imposition of new tariffs on EU wines being imported into the US. At the time this was met with dismay, some anger and confusion in the industry, as the US is an important market for European fine wines. A Rabobank report has claimed that […]

Category: Wine Investment

Michelin completes 100% acquisition of Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

The two leading guides to gastronomy and oenology became fully merged this month, with Michelin announcing the completion of its 100 per cent ownership of Robert Parker’s leading wine publication, The Wine Advocate. In 2017 we commented on Michelin’s acquisition of a ‘strategic’ 40 per cent stake in the platform established by the world’s most […]

Category: Wine Investment

Chateau Mouton Rothschild unveils its provocative 2017 label

Chateau Mouton Rothschild has revealed its 2017 label created by French artist Annette Messeger, raising a few “ooh la-las!” Born in 1943, Messeger is renowned for her creativity and famous for expressing her feminist views in her work. The piece created for the Mouton 2017 label is entitled ‘Hallelujah’ and the latest in a long […]

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Robert Parker’s successor, Neal Martin rates his top wines of the Bordeaux 2018 vintage

Finally, Robert Parker’s chosen successor, Neal Martin, publishes his view on the 2018 Bordeaux vintage. His will be a unique perspective on the wines as his tasting was deferred to September due to ill health, unlike the other top critics which tasted the vintage during the en primeur campaign in April this year. Martin comments […]

Category: Wine Investment

DAILY TELEGRAPH 2nd November 2019: FINE WINE – MORE LIQUID THAN YOU THOUGHT

Fine wine as an investment features in an article entitled ‘More liquid than you thought’ in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday 2nd November, 2019, wherein it compares fine wine performance with the FTSE 100. The data under review by the Telegraph was provided by Wine Owners,  a fine wine trading exchange, who advised that “Tracking […]

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Investors Chronicle reports that fine wine offers an interesting pairing to other investments

A recent article entitled ‘Alternative Profits’ published by the Investors Chronicle looks at including alternative assets alongside more traditional investments when portfolio planning. Casting an eye over a number of ‘alternatives’, the article comments on  some of the characteristics peculiar to ‘treasure assets’ such as art, fine wine, rare coins and stamps alongside investing in […]

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Liv-ex regional market share sees new levels as Festive demand for Champagne kicks in

Bordeaux’s share of trade value on Liv-ex hit a new low last week as the regional market mix levelled even further than ever before. A week is of course a tiny window on trade but it still provides an interesting view on the current market dynamics. 31.4 per cent of trade value is a low point […]

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Chateau Pavie delivers probably the best harvest lunch ever!

Chateau Pavie’s 100-point 2010 vintage was the top price performer with Sassicaia 2015 on Liv-ex in September; both seeing over 5 per cent growth in the month. A fine time to be visiting the St Emilion Grand Cru Classe A estate with our clients. Wine Vintage August 2019 Mid-price September 2019 Mid-price Change + Sassicaia […]

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Burgundy 2019 may be a short supply vintage – latest harvest news!

Big moons, high tides and burgeoning vineyards – it’s harvest time. The 2019 crops are now being picked and sorted and, whilst Bordeaux looks to have returned to norm following 2018’s frost-hit vintage, early reports from the key Burgundy region of the Cote d’Or points to volumes possibly up to 40 per cent down on […]

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