Category Archives: Wine Investment

Currency update

Here at Vin-X we’ve written a number of times about the impact your local currencies movements can have on the value of your wines.  Over at Liv-ex their thoughts are obviously similar, having just published some interesting data on exactly this topic, showing how well the liv-ex has performed in certain currencies over the last […]

Champagne’s 2015 vintage tipped as important for investors

While the Bordelais have, over the years, never hesitated to talk up their vintages, the Champenois are traditionally more reluctant to do so. Not this year though. Champagne’s weather conditions were so perfect, both throughout the growing season and during picking, that leading figures in the industry there are quietly hopeful that this year could […]

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 […]