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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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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% […]
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 […]
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 […]
Following on from our recent blog of the 20th October about the merits of investing in 2008 Penfold's Grange it would seem that we are not alone in our conviction that this is indeed one of the greatest wines ever to have emerged from the Antipodes. Recently it took the lion's share of trade on […]
As the long, hot summer mellows in to an unseasonally mild autumn so it would seem that the fine wine market is also bucking recent trends. Recently the Liv-ex 50 has seen some sustained upwards movement as so-called "off" vintages of the First Growths have surged in price in recent weeks. Indeed the Liv-ex 50 […]
Sotheby’s in London held its final fine wine sale of the summer last week that saw its sales from January to July rising by 33% since the corresponding period last year with combined sales of £7.5 million. The star lots were Petrus and Domaine de la Romanee-Conti from 1990 but mature, blue-chip Bordeaux was in […]
The arrival of the invitation to a Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGC) tasting is always eagerly awaited because it gives those wine investment professionals who have not been lucky enough to attend en primeur week the chance to taste what all the fuss is about. It is also usually the first chance that […]