Category Archives: Wine Investment

US buyers poised to return to 2014 Bordeaux En Primeur

According to merchants on both sides of the pond although there is a greater interest in this year's 2014 Bordeaux en primeur tastings many US buyers continue to be guarded about price. Having stepped back from the last 3 campaigns it looks like this trend could be reversed according to the sales director of a […]

Burgundy v Bordeaux, the great debate

On Monday night two of the most respected pillars of the UK wine industry faced off against each other at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster to debate the relative merits of the wines of Burgundy and Bordeaux. The beautiful, oak-panelled auditorium sold out to a 1,000 strong audience eager to hear the opinions of our […]

Is 2014 Bordeaux a watershed year for en primeur ?

There is greater pressure than usual on the Bordeaux chateaux this year in what could be a pivotal moment for the en primeur system when the 2014 vintage is tasted. The past 3 campaigns have been less than successful and with a sizeable secondary market for back vintages the chateaux need to get their pricing […]

Latour release vintage at market-pleasing price

Bordeaux specialist wine merchants were very pleased recently that Chateau Latour has finally taken notice of their pleas to start releasing their back vintages at sensible prices so that they will actually be attractive to consumers and sell. The trade is hoping that this is a portent for the future with the 2014 En Primeur […]

Between a rock and a hard place, Bordeaux & 2014 En Primeur

En Primeur is upon us; as soon as the days begin to lengthen and warm, the wine trade starts looking forward to (or complaining about) En Primeur.  Depending on who you ask its either a ‘bacchanallian feast for the senses’, and a tantalising glimpse of the most recent harvest, OR an onerous week of listening […]

Parker advises long-term approach to fine wine investment

During his recent stay in London Robert Parker, still the world’s pre-eminent wine critic, was interviewed by Victoria Moore of the Daily Telegraph. In a wide-ranging interview he looked back on his career, gave a small glimpse in to his private life and speculated on the future of the fine wine market. With regard to […]

Vin-X attend first official tasting of 2004 Dom Perignon rose

Martin Pruszynski, our esteemed buyer, was one of the fortunate few who had the chance yesterday to taste the newest vintage of Dom Perignon rose at the offices of LVMH, the parent company. If you are a fan of rose champagne then you should look no further than Dom Perignon who consistently deliver wonderfully delicate […]

Ex-Mouton and Yquem Manager opens Vin-X Bordeaux Office

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office in Bordeaux and the appointment of Bordeaux-based Director, Renaud Ruer. Vin-X is the only wine investment company to have an office in this key region. With Renaud’s appointment we are now perfectly positioned to provide our clients with the most up-to-date information on the […]

Parker’s Wine Advocate presents world-class tasting in London

The Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea was host to some of the world’s most exceptional wines on Saturday 28th February in an incredible tasting put on by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. The Matter of Taste event contained over 660 wines available for tasting (all of which had been awarded 90 points or above) while extra-special masterclass […]

The King is dead, long live the King !

Is this the end of an era or the start of a new one ? At a news conference in London earlier this week the world's pre-eminent wine critic, Robert Parker, effectively continued to present his baton to Neal Martin by announcing that he would no longer be assessing Bordeaux vintages at the annual en […]