Category Archives: Wine Investment

Demand for En Primeur 2014 Shows Maturity of Asian Market

Wine merchants in Hong Kong and China have declared the Bordeaux 2014 en primeur campaign to be a success. As reported in The Drinks Business, demand was especially strong for the First Growths of the Left Bank, in particular Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild, and also Pomerol Icon, Pétrus. Particularly encouraging is the sense that […]


Excellent Value Lafite Rothschild 2014 Tops En Primeur Sales

Lafite Rothschild 2014 has proven to be a big success in this year’s en primeur campaign, with Sotheby’s reporting that the latest vintage from the Pauillac First Growth estate has been their best-seller for the second year in a row. The auction house has been pleasantly surprised by the stronger-than-expected demand for the vintage as […]


Heated Debates Rage Over ‘Parker Wines’

‘There’s no accounting for taste’, so the old saying goes. Yet this let-and-let-live adage does not stop the makers and drinkers of fine wine occasionally taking part in heated debates over the styles in which certain wines are made. In recent weeks, various articles and online posts have ignited anew one such debate: are too […]


The London Wine Fair 2015

The annual London Wine Fair (LWF) took place at the Olympia centre this week. A huge representation of the wine world was in attendance, everything from small independent wine producers to companies that sell ‘bulk’ wine in tankers (there was even a beer section!). While the focus was generally on wines for restaurant wine lists […]


250,000 followers liked David Beckham’s 1975 Lafite!

David Beckham instagramed his enjoyment of two bottles of Château Lafite Rothschild 1975 at the weekend and already 258,000 followers have ‘liked’ the football icon’s wine of choice. Like a number of sporting personalities Beckham has taken his interest in wine to ownership and it is reported that David purchased a Napa-valley vineyard for Victoria’s […]


The investment potential of 2005 Bordeaux

Bordeaux vintages can be like buses, you wait for years and then two turn up at the same time. This is what happened in 2009 and 2010 but in the process the "vintage of the decade", namely 2005 seems to have been overlooked and forgotten, until now. Timing seems to have been the key, specifically […]


How will a weaker euro impact the fine wine investment market ?

The advent of quantitative easing by the ECB and the victory of Syriza in the Greek election has theatened the stability of the already fragile euro. In an article this week in the wine industry's leading magazine, Peter Shakeshaft, founder of Vin-X, highlights the benefits of a weaker Euro in boosting the vinous investment market. […]