Category Archives: Wine Investment

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. […]

Rich list drinks chart

It’s that time of year again when everyone else is intrigued to note the risers and fallers in the wealth charts of the UK’s residents. A recent article analysed the Top 10 richest people in the drinks trade and we found 4 entries that had a distinctive wine connection. 2 of these entries had made […]

Lafite chateau release price offers positive encouragement

It is now just over thee weeks since the conclusion of the 2014 Bordeaux En Primeur trade tastings just before Easter and we have finally seen a significant release from a chateau that offers positive encouragement that the Bordelaise have finally listened to the market. The chateau in question is Duhart Milon which on the […]

Calm before the storm – touring the 2014 vintage

I had the privilege of tasting some of the finest 2014 Bordeaux wines last week in the peace and calm after the main trade campaign at the beginning of April. The more serene atmosphere belied the fact that this is the time when the chateaux really get down to business with key buyers attending back-to-back […]

Price is the ultimate arbiter for 2014 Bordeaux

Now the scrum of the main trade En Primeur tastings is over, I am in Bordeaux as usual at this time to talk to chateaux owners on a one to one basis. This year, I am working with Renaud (our Bordeaux Director) on positioning our clients for 2014 futures ahead of the impending release of […]