Category Archives: Wine Investment

Margaux: the Left Bank 2015 vanguard

The UGC tastings organised by Bordeaux are all about showcasing the new vintage, whipping up the excitement of the world’s wine merchants as they tour Bordeaux’s wineries. This year sees the Chinese back in numbers! – But the Bordelais have learnt, they will of course treat the Far Eastern buyers with respect, but they will […]

Christie’s Burgundy Bonanza launches London Wine Season

While investors wait for the 2015 primeur tastings next month and to see what prices the Bordelais will spring on us, don’t forget Burgundy. The Bordeaux PR machine would love us to, but if the auction at Christie’s last week is anything to go by, we do so at our peril. “Spectacular prices” for rare […]

Budget headlines for wine investors ahead of the Finance Bill this week

The March 2016 budget, which sets the UK tax landscape for the fiscal year 2016/17, was delivered by George Osborne in his familiar "big picture" style and was predictably short on fine detail. His understated presence was somewhat overshadowed by the vision that was Theresa May but his ability to deliver a robust speech was […]

How much will currency put a dent into the 2015 campaign?

Expectations are high for the 2015 Bordeaux vintage with even mainstream press tipping it as “maybe one of the greatest ever”! The market is more than ready to get its teeth stuck into a quality vintage but whether that will happen next month during the en primeurs campaign or at a later date is yet […]

Liv-ex upbeat in Q1 2016

With the end of first quarter of 2016 in sight, ahead of the all-important latest vintage en primeurs campaign, the industry’s key exchange and value indicator, Liv-ex, continues its stream of positive news for the market. So far the vibe for 2016 is upbeat, Bordeaux is enjoying a seemingly sustained resurgence with the news this […]

Brexit – the Vin-X View

I have already written about a potential Brexit on one or two occasions, specifically from our point of view as a wine company.  With just over 100 days until we all (hopefully) go out and vote, I thought it appropriate to express an opinion more generally on the matter.  Ultimately we are all currently devoid […]

Barclays on savers who invest in wine for higher returns

Barclays has published an article featuring case studies from a number of investors seeking stronger returns in the current low-interest rate environment. The author points to the fact that the Bank of England reduced interest rates to 0.5 per cent six years ago, and with rate rises not expected in the short term some investors […]

Wine and the consequences of Brexit

With a possible announcement of a referendum date imminent, and a hefty report on the topic from highly regarded fund manager Neil Woodford released this week ( it seems opportune to think seriously about the consequences for wine and wine investors of a Brexit. Quite apart from copious quantities being quaffed at victory parties or […]