Category Archives: Wine Investment

Right Bank quality shines through in 2015

The EU referendum and subsequent Brexit vote may well have distracted investors from some 2015 primeur release prices that dribbled out last week, but right now it pays to be alert! Indeed, as a hedge against the inevitable falls in Sterling we are now witnessing putting some money into Bordeaux classed growths might represent a […]

Brexit – a few hours on!

What a morning! Who would have thought it – the British public have sent shockwaves around the world – to what extent our benefit or loss from this decision will not be understood for some while! But in the short term we are already witnessing currency volatility with £:$ plummeting to lows not seen since […]

Brexit – What happens next?

The prime minister has announced his resignation. The currency markets rode the wave over night as votes came in. FTSE has fallen over 500 points and Sterling has seen record falls. The London property market is circling its wagons. Scotland and Ireland are already agitating for referendums of their own, and they won’t be the […]

To be or not to be … in … that is the question

46million of us are eligible to vote today in probably the most historic moment in modern political history for the UK. In or out, by this time tomorrow we will know whether our relationship with Europe will carry on, business as usual, or in a whole new way. Whichever way it goes one thing’s for […]

Essential highlights En Primeur 2015

Investors mulling over which of the 2015 en primeurs to buy have considerable food for thought, with prices ranging from palpably over-priced to fair value. There may even be a bargain or two to be had, but the obvious place to start is Chateau Margaux, widely regarded as the wine of the vintage…a fitting epitaph […]

“The greatest Margaux ever made” – James Suckling

The accolades for Chateau Margaux 2015 are outstanding. The final vintage of the Chateau’s late, legendary wine maker, Paul Pontalier, would be a collectable wine under any circumstances, but this vintage truly does him justice. Voted the “Wine of the Vintage” by Liv-ex trade members, Margaux is the first of the First Growths to release […]

Anyone for Cricket and Wine?

As the third test match v Sri Lanka commences, England Cricket’s Stuart Broad has publicized his passion and nascent secondary career in wine and his recent acquisition of Nottinghamshire-based pub – the Cat and Wicket. Also an ambassador for Hardy’s Wine, England’s fast bowler has joined a growing number of world-class sports stars with a […]

2015 En Primeur First Growths any time now!

The 2015 en primeur campaign has hit its stride with a significant number of releases last week and some notables at the start of this. The general trend has been for the release prices to reflect the quality of the vintage rather than a market correction on perceived over-priced, lesser quality vintages in 2012 – […]