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Where’s the Value in 2013?

Having tasted Angelus, Yquem and Cheval Blanc with Master of Wine, Hugo Rose, earlier this week, day 3 commenced with the arrival of Jane Masters MW to join us on the tastings. The first offering was a rather ‘green’ Margaux, followed by Cos D’Estournel which showed well and endorsed the view that the Northern Left […]

Category: Wine Investment

100 point luxury: Parker launches lifestyle magazine

Omniscient wine critic and market maker Robert Parker has launched a new magazine aimed at high net worth individuals, to be called ‘100 Points by Robert Parker.’ The new quarterly will cover “lifestyle products, services and experiences,” though it will not “comment on, critique or evaluate” wines. Click here for the full article: http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/03/parker-launches-luxury-lifestyle-mag

Category: Wine Investment

En Primeur 2013: Pontet-Canet first out of the blocks

And they’re off! Today has seen the first new release from the 2013 En Primeur campaign. In a vintage that has been challenging to say the least, Pontet Canet have released at the same price as last year, in order to offset a 50% drop in yield from the 2012 vintage. Following on from calls […]

Category: Wine Investment

China ends anti-dumping probe against French producers

In a move which will give comfort to European producers, the European Commission said on Friday that China’s probe into suspected ‘dumping’ by French wine producers has been ended. The probe originally began in what was perceived as a tit-for-tat reaction to the EU’s similar probe into the sale of Chinese solar panels in Europe. […]

Category: Wine Investment

Bordeaux 2013: Winemakers call for sensible pricing as En primeur draws closer

With just weeks to go until tasting of the 2013 vintages begin, voices from within the industry have highlighted the need for the Châteaux to learn their lesson from 2011 and 2012, and release their wines at the right price for the market. Alain Raynaud, president of the Grand Cercle de Bordeaux winemakers group, says […]

Category: Wine Investment

Harper’s Mark Fiddes bleacher report on the ‘wine world cup’

With anticipation growing for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, Harpers’ Mark Fiddes takes a whimsical look at the recent ‘wine world cup.’ Click here for the full article: http://www.harpers.co.uk/opinion/mark-fiddes-sorts-the-messis-from-the-rooneys-in-the-wine-world-cup/355553.article

Category: Wine Investment

Experts say interest in back vintages could mark beginning of Bordeaux revival

As the fine wine market readies itself for the coming recovery, voices hailing the end of the downturn are beginning to grow in volume and number. In particular, the current value to be found in wine investment is generating real buzz amongst those in the know. Chris Smith, investment manager at the Wine Investment Fund, […]

Category: Wine Investment

Where is the real value in investment markets today?

The equity rally over the last 18 months has tempted many investors but should the canny be looking to invest profits gained into assets currently undervalued to position for the next market cycle? Moneyweek (the UK’s best-selling financial magazine) suggests we prepare our portfolios for the next market crash and we ask the question is […]

Category: Wine Investment

Water into Wine

A new product has been invented which claims to be able to transform water into wine, and not just any wine – the device, called the Miracle Machine, even claims to imitate closely some of the world’s most sought after fine reds. The device turns water, grape concentrate and yeast into wine via a phone […]

Category: Wine Investment

Wine Investment: The Port in a Storm

Vin-X examines wine investment’s potential role as a safe haven in times of trouble One of wine’s most appealing attributes is its status as a sort of international currency, much in the same way gold is regarded: As a tangible asset with inherent value, it is far less susceptible to market fluctuations and drops, especially […]

Category: Wine Investment