Twelve months on from the UK Referendum vote and we are back at the centre of another political maelstrom. The Brexit affect has of course been sat firmly on the dashboard since June 2016, whether driving a political agenda, a business plan or a household budget. But who would have thought even a month ago […]
There has been speculation about the recent frosts in Bordeaux and their likely impact on En Primeur 2016, a delayed campaign, perhaps with a smaller volume of stocks being released at higher prices. Our prediction has come to pass, the release yesterday of Montrose 2016 is the perfect example of the strangeness of the 2016 […]
The Wine Investment Association (WIA) is cooperating with the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau to provide better protection for wine investors and increase consumer confidence in the industry.
For anyone looking for an investment opportunity, wine investing is now consistently outperforming more traditional investments such as stocks and shares or gold.
M&S, perhaps the UK’s favourite retailer, has announced that their wine buyers are introducing their first annual en primeur offer this May.
Gold’s month on month performance has dropped off for the first time this year following first quarter sustained demand, most likely as a response to the falling US dollar, concerns over rising inflation and an increasingly tense geopolitical scene. Gold’s spot price today stands at $1,288, up 8.5% year to date in Sterling. ETF Securities […]
Some of the most aspirational investments in the world are super rare and command extraordinary price tags. Sotheby’s hit the press again this week with two up and coming sales. They have featured the sale of a 90-year old Mercedez-Benz 68OS Torpedo Roadster (only three were made) to take place at their classic car auction […]
Yesterday on the Right Bank was a LONG day in St Emilion and Pomerol. 80 wines tasted, making that about 200 in the last two days and I am now officially resting the palate over the weekend! I was accompanied by a great friend who owns a vineyard in the region and it was valuable […]
It’s a tough job – someone has to do it and believe me at the end of day 2 my palate is exhausted and only a glass of excellent Champagne can revive it! So half way through the trade tastings and Bordeaux is alive with the fruit of last year’s labour on show for the […]
2014 is the first Bordeaux vintage that Robert Parker hasn’t scored at all since 1977, and marks the true end of an era and changing of the guard. Neal Martin who now has the Bordeaux beat at The Wine Advocate released his bottle scores on Friday and gave all of us in the wine trade […]