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So what does this mean for wine investment?

Lukewarm anticipation for Bordeaux 2013 – So what does this mean for wine investment? As harvesting begins in Bordeaux, doubts remain as to how the 2013 vintage will be received. Inconsistent weather throughout the growing season has been problematic for the chateaux and combined with the fact that many vineyards were damaged by hail in […]

Category: Wine Investment

Vin-X on BBC Radio 2, Jeremy Vine Show and USA’s Fox News

  FOX NEWS Vin-X founder, Peter Shakeshaft, was invited onto US Fox News prime time TV show; The Willis Report at 6.30pm US EST on the 31st January 2013 to discuss investing in fine wine, see the details on Fox here.   BBC R2 Jeremy Vine At the end of January 2013 the market is up […]

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Don’t miss the ride – wine investment market offers double-digit growth potential in 2013

  In July 2012 (following a brilliant performance for its clients by beating the market by 11% in 2011) Vin-X were once again ahead of the curve being the first to call an end to the price correction (Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade review, July 2012), see Liv-ex graph. The Autumn saw that position stabilise […]

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Daily Telegraph forecasts ’14pc rise in fine wine in 2013′

The transfer of investor funds into alternative and physical assets such as fine wine and gold continues to rise. The Daily Telegraph reported on the 8th January 2013 that the market expects this to continue in 2013 with one wine investment fund predicting a 14% increase in fine wine prices this year. The price correction […]

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Wine Investment Association launch welcomed by the industry and press

The 28th November 2012 was one of the most significant days in recent times for the fine wine industry. The Wine Investment Association (WIA) was launched at Mazars in London, with the publication of its draft Code of Practice to both trade members and the press. The commencement of a consultation period ensures future members and […]

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Spotlight on: Château Lafite Rothschild 2003

Earlier this month we commented on the fact that the Fine Wine 100 index had its highest month-on-month move in two years, with the risers being led by First Growth wines where else to start than with the best of the best? Having risen 7.5% in January alone, Lafite 2003 looks like it is finding […]

Category: Wine Investment

Don’t miss the ride – wine investment market offers double-digit growth potential in 2013

  In July 2012 (following a brilliant performance for its clients by beating the market by 11% in 2011) Vin-X were once again ahead of the curve being the first to call an end to the price correction (Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade review, July 2012), see Liv-ex graph. The Autumn saw that position stabilise […]

Category: Wine Investment

Investment in Dom Pérignon Rosé 2002

A Rare Investment Opportunity to Complement the Bordeaux Portfolio Without doubt the release of Dom Perignon's latest Rose vintage 2002 has set the investment market buzzing. Wine Advocate's Antonio Galloni has awarded this stellar wine the top score in his Champagne report at 98 points, the highest recorded Wine Advocate score ever for a Dom […]

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Fine wine continues to enjoy advantageous tax treatment

The Autumn 2013 Budget statement may have had implications for property owners and certain structures such as corporate partnerships, but for owners of fine wine it continues to be good news.  HMRC’s classification of wine as a wasting asset generally means it is exempt from Capital Gains Tax, a definite plus for fine wine, which […]

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The Grapes of Wrath

With harvesting in Bordeaux finished and the 2013 crop shaping up to be a real disappointment, Vin-X takes a look at how this may impact the market in 2014. It’s not easy being a wine merchant. Picture the scene: the 2013 harvest is coming to an end, Christmas is approaching. You’ve had a hard year […]

Category: Wine Investment