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Pichon Baron release 2013 vintage at a discount from 2012

In a year which has seen consumers clamouring for lower prices after a difficult 2012, Pichon Baron appear to have heeded the crowd, and have released their 2013 offering at a 17% discount from last year. One negociant commented “It’s a step in the right direction, and is a good effort.” Click here for the […]

Category: Wine Investment

Dom Perignon’s Second Coming

Today the Vin-X team visited the offices of LVMH in Victoria, London (just around the corner from our exciting new London office) to taste the recently released and much anticipated 1998 Dom Perignon P2 launched onto the market on the 1st July. This new project from Dom Perignon signals the end of the Oenotheque releases […]

Category: Wine Investment

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 […]

Category: Wine Investment

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 […]

Category: Wine Investment

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 […]

Category: Wine Investment

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 […]

Category: Wine Investment

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 […]

Category: Wine Investment

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 […]

Category: Wine Investment