Category Archives: Wine Investment

2013 Open Winner Mickelson drank $40,000 DRC from Claret Jug trophy

On the eve of the 143rd Open Championship to take place at Royal Liverpool, Phil Mickelson recalls his enjoyment of last year’s win. The Claret Jug trophy has been put to excellent use in the past year as Mickelson drank a bottle of $40,000 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti straight from it. Quoted as the ‘consummate […]

US Bordeaux auction underlines market recovery

Hart Davis Hart, one of the leading fine wine auctioneers in the USA, hailed a Bordeaux only auction in Chicago last week as a roaring success after selling all its lots and raising over $5 million in the process. Their decision was vindicated and serves as a reminder of Bordeaux's ongoing revival and the surge […]

Expert claims Thailand has larger fine wine market than China

Highly respected wine critic James Suckling made an interesting assertion last week during his Great Wines of the World conference at the Four Seasons hotel in Hong Kong. His belief is that Thailand has greater potential than China as a wine market because it has a larger fine wine drinking population. Despite the punitive tax […]

Cult Californian cabernets dominate New York auction

A recent auction at Wally's in New York highlighted the new attention being paid to California's highly prized clutch of superstar Cabernet Sauvignons. The sale consisted of the cream of the global fine wine trade with top wines from Champagne, Burgundy, Italy, Bordeaux, Spain, Australia, Germany and even Hungary. Some rare spirits, bourbon and vintage […]

Vin-X 2014 Bordeaux harvest tour

Chateau Haut Brion, Monday 6th October At Vin-X we believe in quality not quantity (however when quality is found bring it on!), so we were very selective about the visits we planned for this week in the heart of the world’s greatest wine making region at this key time in their calendar. September has seen […]

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti “Super lot” breaks world record

In our blog of the 4th September we flagged up the possibility that the world record for a single lot of fine wine might be shattered at Sotheby's October auction in Hong Kong. The thirst for Burgundy did not diminish and the record has indeed been broken by an Asian collector who paid $1.6 million […]

Pichon Baron release 2013 vintage at a discount from 2012

In a year which has seen consumers clamouring for lower prices after a difficult 2012, Pichon Baron appear to have heeded the crowd, and have released their 2013 offering at a 17% discount from last year. One negociant commented “It’s a step in the right direction, and is a good effort.” Click here for the […]

Dom Perignon’s Second Coming

Today the Vin-X team visited the offices of LVMH in Victoria, London (just around the corner from our exciting new London office) to taste the recently released and much anticipated 1998 Dom Perignon P2 launched onto the market on the 1st July. This new project from Dom Perignon signals the end of the Oenotheque releases […]

En Primeur 2014: Malecasse drops 2013 vintage

The well-known Bordeaux Château Malecasse will not produce a 2013 wine due to a lack of quality, it was announced today. While this is sad news for fans of the Château, it’s great news for holders of back vintage wine – if 2013 fails to meet expectations, wine consumers will no doubt turn to older […]

American buyers return to the fine wine auction market in numbers

It seems that not all South Americans have been distracted by the World Cup in Brazil. A 12 bottle case of 1990 Petrus was sold recently to a Latin American client of Sotheby’s in New York for $45,938 with over 70% of the lots achieving their high estimate and bidders hailing from 14 countries. 7 […]