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En Primeur 2014: Malecasse drops 2013 vintage

The well-known Bordeaux Château Malecasse will not produce a 2013 wine due to a lack of quality, it was announced today. While this is sad news for fans of the Château, it’s great news for holders of back vintage wine – if 2013 fails to meet expectations, wine consumers will no doubt turn to older […]

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American buyers return to the fine wine auction market in numbers

It seems that not all South Americans have been distracted by the World Cup in Brazil. A 12 bottle case of 1990 Petrus was sold recently to a Latin American client of Sotheby’s in New York for $45,938 with over 70% of the lots achieving their high estimate and bidders hailing from 14 countries. 7 […]

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Chateau bucks Bordeaux trend

Any market goes through bumpy periods and the fine wine market is no exception. However amidst the turbulence there are always hidden gems lurking that are often overlooked. Currently the most significant opportunities to buy for future value are the Bordeaux First Growths which out-performed the market until mid-2011. Prices for these blue-chip wines now […]

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Christie’s sale of Sir Alex Ferguson’s wine collection – final day

Today marks the final day of the online auction which started two weeks ago to sell the third tranche of Sir Alex Ferguson’s fine wine collection. His first investments into this high-profile portfolio took place following a chance conversation over lunch in Montpelier in France in 1991 whilst scouting out a suitable hotel for his […]

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Fine Wine Investment Tips

In a week when a lot of people’s thoughts are geared towards the betting medium of the World Cup, Royal Ascot and Wimbledon how do we at Vin-X pick our winning investment wines and what are we tipping at the moment ? We are proud that in the last 3 years our client’s portfolios have […]

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Liquid Investment

A recent article suggested that investment in single malt was similar to fine wine. The only similarity is that both are indeed alcoholic beverages otherwise that is where their investment characteristics diverge. Whisky suffers from poor liquidity (no pun intended) as it has no exchange like Liv-ex and is usually sold only at auction. The […]

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Racing blog – Why champagne is a racing certainty

Royal Ascot is one of the sporting highlights of the English summer and I’ve been astute enough in the past to actually win a substantial four figure sum at the meeting. But that is very much the exception and I blew some of it on a well-known premium pink champagne. It is a little-known fact […]

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Champagne sparkles for Vin-X investors

In 2013 we advised our clients to diversify their portfolios by investing in selected vintage Champagne, in particular 2002 Dom Perignon rose and 2006 Cristal. It seems our selective stock picking has borne fruit as evidenced by a recent article. This confirmed the buoyancy of the Champagne market which has expanded its share of the […]

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Champagne adds sparkle to investment portfolio

“Never put all your eggs in one basket” should be the canny mantra of any investor and the same is true of the fine wine market. Traditionally Bordeaux has always dominated any fine wine portfolio but in the 21st century there are now a handful of other wine-producing regions which may also claim to be […]

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The Fine Wine World Cup

Now that all the bookies and pundits have had their say on the likely winners of the World Cup we thought it might be fun to ruminate on the winners of a global fine wine competition. France would be the undoubted favourites with a strike force like Burgundy, an effervescent Champagne midfield, the Bordeaux backbone […]

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