Category Archives: Wine Investment

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 […]


Currency update

Here at Vin-X we’ve written a number of times about the impact your local currencies movements can have on the value of your wines.  Over at Liv-ex their thoughts are obviously similar, having just published some interesting data on exactly this topic, showing how well the liv-ex has performed in certain currencies over the last […]


Champagne’s 2015 vintage tipped as important for investors

While the Bordelais have, over the years, never hesitated to talk up their vintages, the Champenois are traditionally more reluctant to do so. Not this year though. Champagne’s weather conditions were so perfect, both throughout the growing season and during picking, that leading figures in the industry there are quietly hopeful that this year could […]


Highlights of the Vin-X 2015 St. Emilion harvest tour

Now back in the UK and reflecting on the Saint Emilion trip last week, two things are foremost on my mind. Firstly, watching the harvest activity and the first tasting of the embryonic 2015, it seems to me that the wine makers of St Emilion have very high hopes for this vintage. As mentioned in […]