Category Archives: Wine Investment

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 […]


Parker says en primeur needs top vintage to work properly

Now that the world's most influential wine critic has decided to pass the baton for tasting Bordeaux en primeur to his protegee (see blog of the 27th February) it seems he has more time to pontificate on the subject. In a recent interview he simply confirms what the rest of us have known for a […]


Vin-X Team commence 2015 Harvest Trip in Saint Emilion

I arrived in Bordeaux this week with Geoffrey Dean and enthusiastic Vin-X clients where we were welcomed by our local director, Renaud Ruer, as the region’s châteaux are in the midst of the 2015 harvest. We are here to get the first impressions of a vintage that is already being rumoured to be of better […]


Sotheby’s wine auction lands £1million in the ‘glove’

An historic wine sale at Sotheby’s London this week raised over £1million from the collection of a single-owner comprising a superb collection of Bordeaux wines. Head of wine for Sotheby’s Europe, Stephen Mould explained that the sale “was a landmark auction for Sotheby’s – our first ever ‘white-glove’ wine sale in London as it was […]


Politics and Markets

The election of Jeremy Corbyn, the popularity of the SNP, the spectre of another Scottish referendum and the certainty of an EU referendum should tell us that domestically at least, politics is starting to matter to investors once more. Of course, politics always matters to an extent, but for the best part of 30 years […]


2015 – Whisperings from Bordeaux

There is a track record forming – vintages ending in a 0 or a 5 do well. 2000, a good year, 2005 one of the best of the new millennium so far, 2010 – stellar, we have been advised by the world’s most notable wine critics – ‘one of the modern greats’ and every serious […]


Parker rescore of Pavie and Angelus wines benefits Vin-X clients

Late last week Robert Parker continued his stated aim of producing more vertical and horizontal tastings by releasing new scores and tasting notes for Chateaux Pavie and Angelus. This rescore included 12 vintages each of these wines, both recently upgraded in the St Emilion classification.  Angelus and Pavie have been real success stories for wine […]