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Top chateaux executives rate 2014 Bordeaux vintage best since 2010

The Chief Executive of Chateau Palmer (pictured) and the Sales Director of Chateau Pichon-Baron have confirmed what we at Vin-X realised back in October when we visited Chateaux Margaux, Mouton, Angelus, Yquem and Pontet-Canet during the harvest. Namely that the 2014 Bordeaux vintage is shaping up to be the best vintage since 2010 and could […]

Category: Wine Investment

Fine wine records tumble at auctions worldwide

Brisk activity in the November auction market has seen a number of records broken around the world. Private buyers are feeling bullish and at Sotheby's in London a 6 bottle case of 1963 Quinta do Noval Nacional fetched a record price for port of $37,000, which was more than triple the pre-sale estimate. Top Burgundy […]

Category: Wine Investment

Vega Sicilia goes shopping

It would seem that Vega Sicilia have an interesting but not unwanted problem. Despite some recent hiccups in their quality control department with the resultant replacement of 100,000 bottles at a cost of 10 million euros it would seem that they still have a war chest of 100 million euros. Such is the demand for […]

Category: Wine Investment

Lafite no longer Top of the POPS ?

A recent Liv-ex blog has pinpointed the value within the First Growths. They used a rating system known as a POP or price-over-points ratio which is their loose measure of value for fine wine and applied it to the First Growths with some interesting results. Under the system the lower the score the better the […]

Category: Wine Investment

Top wine critic suggests time is right to invest in wine again

In his own blog this week James Suckling, one of the industry’s leading critics and wine writers asked the question “Is now the time to invest in wine?”. Like us, he marvels at the extraordinarily low prices of 100-point wines from outstanding Bordeaux vintages that are currently available.He observes the price movements, even in the […]

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Liv-ex Power 100 lists the top wine brands of 2014

The fine wine exchange, Liv-ex has just published its Power 100 – the annual list of the top 100 most powerful brands in the fine wine market.  The report this year substantiates the market diversification we have seen during 2014 with an unprecedented representation of wines from nine different regions in the top twenty as […]

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Liv-ex Founder points to value for wine investors now

The dichotomy of fine wine and money! The ‘establishment’ frowns on the principle of treating wine as an investment and yet it is inherent to the history of trade in fine wine. Director and founder of Liv-ex , James Miles, recently spoke at the annual Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair about this attitude, […]

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Latour releases 3 vintages but seems to have learnt premium lesson

Chateau Latour famously quit the en primeur system in 2012 and since then has released its vintages when it has deemed them ready to be drunk and at a time to suit them and not the fine wine market. But this stance has mainly backfired as they released their wines with a 10 – 20% […]

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Rare and vintage Bordeaux auction to raise £1.3 million

Next week Sotheby's in London is auctioning more than 1,000 lots of vintage wine from Bordeaux which it is estimated will fetch in the region of £1.3 million. Sotheby's international head of wine has memorably described the 1959 Latour as "a monument to all that is great about Pauillac." The oldest lot is a magnum […]

Category: Wine Investment

Lynch Bages release at 17% discount in line with Pichon Baron

As the market waits with bated breath for the Châteaux to respond to their calls for lower pricing, Lynch Bages has released at a 17% discount. In a week which has seen negociants and merchants accuse the Châteaux of being “out of touch,” the news comes as a great relief to many, especially after Châteaux […]

Category: Wine Investment