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Ornellaia puts a positive spin on performance

The Italians have never been shy when trumpeting their performance and Super Tuscan estate, Ornellaia, is no exception. In conjunction with the Liv-ex wine trading platform they have undertaken a study which they say proves that their wine is a “more solid” investment than gold or oil. Ornellaia was the leading Italian wine estate sold […]

Category: Wine Investment

Chateau Latour’s owner expands Bordeaux holdings

Francois Pinault, owner of dynamic the left bank Château Latour, has acquired a stake in Baronne Guichard, which owns three estates across Pomerol and St Emilion. It is possible that these new estates will now begin to practice the same organic and biodynamic winemaking techniques implemented by Latour. Coming on the back of Latour’s announcement […]

Category: Wine Investment

Château Latour – The Lonely Tower

Vin-X examines how Château Latour’s withdrawal from the en primeur system may affect the prices of its wine both now and in the future In 2012, Château Latour announced its withdrawal from the En Primeur system after the 2011 vintage. This was unprecedented and Latour now stands alone as the only major Château in Bordeaux […]

Category: Wine Investment

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

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 […]

Category: Wine Investment

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 […]

Category: Wine Investment

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% […]

Category: Wine Investment