Category Archives: Wine Investment

Wimbledon icon is a wine investment winner

As the Australian Open commences in Melbourne Britain’s most recent female Wimbledon Winner, Virginia Wade, was interviewed by the Telegraph for their Fame and Fortune column which discussed her investments. When queried on her ‘Best Buy’ she revealed that her acquisition of Cheval Blanc had returned ten times her investment in the six years she […]


Liv-ex Power 100: value brands of 2014

Last month Liv-ex released their 2014 Power 100, a list of the most powerful brands in the fine wine market (see our blog of the 21st November). This article can be read in this month's edition of the Drinks Business starting on page 28 if you click the following link  http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/issue/december-2014/?ts=1419433326 This month Liv-ex have […]


Liquid gold tops the alternative investment podium in 2014

The recent turmoil on the world's stock exchanges and the plunging oil price due to disagreement within OPEC and declining global demand has thrown up an interesting juncture in the investment world. Despite its less than stellar recent performance the steady returns of the fine wine market are in stark contrast to the more volatile […]


Bordeaux considers life after Parker

In our final visit to Bordeaux in 2014 we caught up with our representative in the world’s wine capital to get the ‘Bordeaux view’ on the market as we approach the end of the year. He advised that one of the key emerging points of debate for the region is what will happen post Robert […]


Bordeaux price speculation is normal

When he was Chancellor Gordon Brown famously predicted an end to boom and bust and we know how that ended. Curiously James Miles, MD of Liv-ex stated recently in a speech at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair that he believed that the natural cycle of the fine wine market is here to […]


Michel Chapoutier elected president of the Rhone Valley

According to the wine critic, Oz Clarke, Michel Chapoutier is one of the greatest winemakers in France. What is also now beyond doubt is that he is probably the most important man in the Rhone Valley as last week he was elected president of the eponymous Appellation Controlee. Chapoutier is a pioneer and has worked […]


So which liquid should you invest in ?

Following the fine wine market’s less than stellar recent performance according to the Herald focus has shifted in some quarters to rare, single malt, whisky as a possible liquid investment. The reported returns may on the surface seem to outstrip fine wine but the pitfalls are numerous. Whilst similar in form fine wine has a […]


Ornellaia puts a positive spin on performance

The Italians have never been shy when trumpeting their performance and Super Tuscan estate, Ornellaia, is no exception. In conjunction with the Liv-ex wine trading platform they have undertaken a study which they say proves that their wine is a “more solid” investment than gold or oil. Ornellaia was the leading Italian wine estate sold […]


Chateau Latour’s owner expands Bordeaux holdings

Francois Pinault, owner of dynamic the left bank Château Latour, has acquired a stake in Baronne Guichard, which owns three estates across Pomerol and St Emilion. It is possible that these new estates will now begin to practice the same organic and biodynamic winemaking techniques implemented by Latour. Coming on the back of Latour’s announcement […]


Château Latour – The Lonely Tower

Vin-X examines how Château Latour’s withdrawal from the en primeur system may affect the prices of its wine both now and in the future In 2012, Château Latour announced its withdrawal from the En Primeur system after the 2011 vintage. This was unprecedented and Latour now stands alone as the only major Château in Bordeaux […]