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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 […]

Category: Wine Investment

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 […]

Category: Wine Investment

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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Regional performance data highlights wine investment value in Super Tuscans

The Super Tuscans are on the rise but with recent headlines generally focused on attention-grabbing Burgundy sales, Italy’s top wines are often over-looked. Liv-ex has recently published a report on Italian fine wines for its members in which it compares performance trends with the investment-grade ‘First Wines’ from other regions. It may come as a […]

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Excitement in Bordeaux as the 2019 harvest gets underway.

The 2019 vintage harvest in Bordeaux started with the white varietals and is now well under way. Current predictions for the red are that Merlot will be ready about the 20thSeptember and the Cabernets may stretch into October. Sauternes will be the last appellation to complete with the individual vineyard passes to pick botrytised grapes […]

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Will Jay-Z’s most expensive Champagne become a collector’s item?

Jay-Z’s Armand de Brignac Champagne is due to release its third and most expensive limited edition Champagne this week in the US and in the UK on the 16th September.  The world’s top rapper’s commercial acumen has seen him set trends and create a vast fortune throughout his career and his acquisition of Armand de Brignac […]

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Record fine wine auction sales in the 1H 2019 points to an upbeat market this Autumn

Strong sales figures published by the world’s leading auction houses for 1H 2019 indicate a healthy fine wine market with robust expectations for the key Autumn sales period ahead. Sotheby’s reported record sales of £52million for their ‘live’ fine wine auctions during the first half of 2019, an increase of 23 per cent for the […]

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