Category Archives: Wine Investment

Vega Sicilia goes shopping

It would seem that Vega Sicilia have an interesting but not unwanted problem. Despite some recent hiccups in their quality control department with the resultant replacement of 100,000 bottles at a cost of 10 million euros it would seem that they still have a war chest of 100 million euros. Such is the demand for […]

Lafite no longer Top of the POPS ?

A recent Liv-ex blog has pinpointed the value within the First Growths. They used a rating system known as a POP or price-over-points ratio which is their loose measure of value for fine wine and applied it to the First Growths with some interesting results. Under the system the lower the score the better the […]

Top wine critic suggests time is right to invest in wine again

In his own blog this week James Suckling, one of the industry’s leading critics and wine writers asked the question “Is now the time to invest in wine?”. Like us, he marvels at the extraordinarily low prices of 100-point wines from outstanding Bordeaux vintages that are currently available.He observes the price movements, even in the […]

Liv-ex Power 100 lists the top wine brands of 2014

The fine wine exchange, Liv-ex has just published its Power 100 – the annual list of the top 100 most powerful brands in the fine wine market.  The report this year substantiates the market diversification we have seen during 2014 with an unprecedented representation of wines from nine different regions in the top twenty as […]

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 […]