Category Archives: Wine Investment

Investor focus on fine wine Sotheby’s ‘super-auction’ with the best Bordeaux vintages since WWII

A busy auction period either side of the Atlantic culminates next week at Sotheby’s in what the New Bond Street auctioneers are unsurprisingly hailing ‘one of the finest wine cellars to be offered in London in over a decade.’ It is truly a mouth-watering selection of Bordeaux, Burgundies and Rhones from the greatest vintages going […]


FT: Classic cars and fine wine beat even Warren Buffet’s investments!

An article by the FT’s Wealth correspondent, Hugo Greenhalgh, this week puts the spotlight on asset classes categorized by HMRC as ‘wasting’. Not only do they provide the appeal of Capital Gains Tax exemption, granted by HMRC’s classification, but they also provide outstanding returns. Greenhalgh’s article boldly states that “Classic cars and fine wine leave […]


“Vive la Diversité and the Right to Choose!”

When I open a bottle of wine, it is usually to share with friends, family, customers or business partners (some of whom are also friends!). Ultimately, when I open a bottle of wine, I like to share the moment. Fine wine is all about a pleasurable experience with people important to you; whether it is […]


Wine auctions in London, Chicago and Hong Kong to provide market indicators for trade and returns for Alex Ferguson

Investors will be taking a strong interest in some major auctions taking place around the world in the next couple of weeks. If Hart Davis Hart’s, in Chicago from Dec 10-12, is the biggest, that of Sotheby’s in London on Wednesday, 2nd December, will feature the oldest vintages, including a bottle of Lafite 1903. That […]


DRINKS BUSINESS features Vin-X Report comparing fine wine v. equities, property & gold

Vin-X published a report this week providing an overview of the long-term performance of fine wine as an investment in comparison to equities quoted on key financial markets and alternative assets; Property and Gold since records began in 1988. Trade publisher thedrinksbusiness.com has picked this up and published some of the key points in an […]


First 2015 Indicators from Burgundy and Piedmont

While Vin-X clients have already been given advance warning of the expected exceptional quality of the 2015 vintage in both Bordeaux and Champagne, they ought to be aware of a potentially similar story in Burgundy and Piedmont. I had lunch last week with the sales manager of Chateau de Santenay, which owns 98 hectares of […]


Drinks Business feature Vin-X’s view on Cheval Blanc 2011

We are unashamed fans of Cheval Blanc; one of Saint Emilion’s four Premier Grand Cru Classés A houses. A recent visit to the region included a visit to the home of one of the most architecturally futuristic buildings in Bordeaux, where I had the great pleasure and privilege of spending time with some of the […]


Single bottle of Lafite 1895 sells for £11,000

An extremely rare single bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1895 has sold for £11,000 in Dubai this weekend. In 2011 a bottle of Lafite 1895 was auctioned at Christie’s for £6,670, the nearly 65 per cent growth in value in four years obviously bucking the recent trend for First Growths but showing the extraordinary values […]