Category Archives: Wine Investment

The King is dead, long live the King !

Is this the end of an era or the start of a new one ? At a news conference in London earlier this week the world's pre-eminent wine critic, Robert Parker, effectively continued to present his baton to Neal Martin by announcing that he would no longer be assessing Bordeaux vintages at the annual en […]

Liv-ex Bordeaux 500 starting to move upwards again

In the words of Ian Dury "Reasons to be cheerful,one,two,three" as the top 20 performers in the Liv-ex Bordeaux 500 have all increased in value by at least 15% since July 2014 and that is not a market that's unsure of itself. Some people might consider that a bull market but previous January and Chinese […]

Super Tuscan apes Mouton with artistic labels

Super Tuscan Ornellaia has reported a growing appetite for fine wine as it unveiled its latest artistic collaboration. The artist John Armleder has created individually signed labels along the theme of "The Enchantment" for their large format bottles. 9 of the bottles will be auctioned for charity to add to the 1 million euros that […]

China leads fine wine rebound

Worldwide demand for fine wine is returning according to a specialist wine investment fund. In particular demand from China has shifted away from corporate gifts to genuine consumers which should give more longevity. An upsurge in sales has also been detected in Eastern European countries but not Russia due to its economic and geopolitical problems. […]

Top critic energised by excellence of 2005 Bordeaux vintage

Jancis Robinson, MW, probably the UK's most famous wine critic, has confirmed our recent comments on the vintage, namely that the 2005 Bordeaux vintage is finally living up to its initial promise after nearly a decade. She attended the same tasting described in our blog of the 2nd February but obviously has the added benefit […]

Decanter panel confirms quality ‘truly great’ 2005 vintage

An expert panel has confirmed the quality of the 2005 vintage in Bordeaux’s Médoc region, concluding that it is ‘a truly great vintage’. In a special report in July’s issue of Decanter magazine, three of the UK’s best-known Bordeaux experts blind-tasted a range of wines from chateaux located on the Left Bank (all of which […]

Trade tasting points to excellence of 2005 Bordeaux vintage

A colleague and myself were highly privileged to be invited to an exclusive trade tasting last week. This was no ordinary event because not only did we share the tasting room with some of this country's most eminent wine critics and national journalists but we were in the presence of some of the most sought […]

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 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 […]