Category Archives: Wine Investment

Liv-ex Founder points to value for wine investors now

The dichotomy of fine wine and money! The ‘establishment’ frowns on the principle of treating wine as an investment and yet it is inherent to the history of trade in fine wine. Director and founder of Liv-ex , James Miles, recently spoke at the annual Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair about this attitude, […]


Rare and vintage Bordeaux auction to raise £1.3 million

Next week Sotheby's in London is auctioning more than 1,000 lots of vintage wine from Bordeaux which it is estimated will fetch in the region of £1.3 million. Sotheby's international head of wine has memorably described the 1959 Latour as "a monument to all that is great about Pauillac." The oldest lot is a magnum […]


Lynch Bages release at 17% discount in line with Pichon Baron

As the market waits with bated breath for the Châteaux to respond to their calls for lower pricing, Lynch Bages has released at a 17% discount. In a week which has seen negociants and merchants accuse the Châteaux of being “out of touch,” the news comes as a great relief to many, especially after Châteaux […]


Penfold’s Grange and Super Seconds in the spotlight

Following on from our recent blog of the 20th October about the merits of investing in 2008 Penfold's Grange it would seem that we are not alone in our conviction that this is indeed one of the greatest wines ever to have emerged from the Antipodes. Recently it took the lion's share of trade on […]


First Growths see their trade value boosted

As the long, hot summer mellows in to an unseasonally mild autumn so it would seem that the fine wine market is also bucking recent trends. Recently the Liv-ex 50 has seen some sustained upwards movement as so-called "off" vintages of the First Growths have surged in price in recent weeks. Indeed the Liv-ex 50 […]


Sotheby’s first half fine wine sales up 33%

Sotheby’s in London held its final fine wine sale of the summer last week that saw its sales from January to July rising by 33% since the corresponding period last year with combined sales of £7.5 million. The star lots were Petrus and Domaine de la Romanee-Conti from 1990 but mature, blue-chip Bordeaux was in […]


2012 Bordeaux tasting confirms status of vintage

The arrival of the invitation to a Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGC) tasting is always eagerly awaited because it gives those wine investment professionals who have not been lucky enough to attend en primeur week the chance to taste what all the fuss is about. It is also usually the first chance that […]


Penfolds Grange star continues to burn bright

A reliable measure of any great fine wine is its consistency and in this respect Penfolds Grange would seem to be hitting its peak. Last year it was placed in the Liv-ex Power 100 Top Ten brands with the highest average Parker score and it looks like it will surpass that soon. The 2008 vintage […]


Room for cautious optimism for 2014 Bordeaux vintage

One of our favourite commentators at Vin-X is Gavin Quinney of Chateau Bauduc, pictured here gathering in his vintage. Besides making his own excellent wine he also writes various guest blogs for wine publications, amongst them Liv-ex, and is particularly insightful about the recent 2014 harvest throughout Bordeaux in his most recent blog. Having been […]