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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.

A Champagne Summer as Team GB excels at the Olympics

The Champagne corks are popping in Tokyo and back home in the UK as Team GB continues to add to its Olympic medal haul. Champagne is also adding fizz to wine investors’ portfolios in 2021, find out which of the top performing, effervescent assets have our glasses bubbling over!

Is a fine wine investment a potential retirement ‘nest-egg’?

Are you considering your long-term future and a possible ‘nest-egg’ investment? A 59-year old bank manager has recently retired off the back of a 30 year-old whisky investment – can fine wine offer a similar return?

Does fine wine perform as an alternative asset to diversify an equity portfolio?

Alternative assets have become increasingly attractive to investors looking at new ways to get returns in recent years. They generally offer a balance to equity performance and the potential to diversify an investment portfolio against market risk. We look at fine wine’s performance with equities and how you can benefit from this ‘real asset’.

Can Fine Wine protect you from Covid Tax Hikes?

With comments in the press today about Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s plans to address the growing Covid debt through a number of tax strategies in the near future, understanding where there may be tax advantageous investments will be increasingly valuable. Fine wine offers tax benefits for investors – find out more…

Is this the most expensive wine in the world in 2021?

Could a bottle of Penfolds Grange be this year’s most expensive wine? A single 75cl-bottle of Penfolds Grange Bin 1 Shiraz 1951 has sold for $142,131, smashing the previous record set by a wine from this vintage of Australia’s super star fine wine…  

The Top Ten Investment Wines for growth in 2021

The top ten performing investment wines in the first half of 2021 have been revealed. In a buoyant market the leading wines have seen value growth up to 35% in the first six months and the top ten ranking mirrors the regional diversity of the secondary market this year. Find out the top ten performers…

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