Category Archives: Wine Investment

Could reported UK economic recovery lead to fine wine price rises?

According to the ICAEW, business confidence has increased for the sixth quarter in a row, with the latest survey showing record levels of bullish confidence amongst UK business leaders. Investment levels were reported as growing at the fastest rate since 2008, and the banking and construction industries led the pack, having taking huge strides since […]

Biodynamic Winemaker’s methods land him in court

Emmanuel Giboulot of Beaune in Burgundy faces a fine after refusing to spray his vines with insecticide. Authorities accuse him of potentially allowing the spread of the disease falvesence doree, which could potentially carry a similar threat level to phylloxera, but Giboulot insists that the sprays will kill bees and damage the local environment. Click […]

Back to Basics: Value for Investors in Bordeaux

Vin-X shines a light on the value to be found in traditionally-strong Bordeaux Wine investment originated in Bordeaux, and until recently completely monopolised the industry. You know you’re talking about a dominant marketplace when an 80% market share represents a significant reduction in that share from previous years, and Bordeaux has always been dominant in […]

Terminator director James Cameron moves into wine production

“I need your boots, your jacket, and your vineyard” The Hollywood stalwart purchased Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery for an undisclosed sum, making him the latest Hollywood major player to become involved in the wine trade. This puts him in such exalted company as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt who own Chateau Miraval Cotes de […]

Quality, not Quantity: French Wine Exports Down, but AOC Holds Out

Exports of wine out of France fell by 3.1% overall in 2013, with shipments totalling 174m 12 bottle cases. However, wine investors will be reassured that the real drops were felt by low-price wines with no geographical indications, exports of which fell by 17.3%. Meanwhile, A.O.C. wine (including all investment grade wine and Champagne) exports […]

En Primeur 2014: Every Cloud…

As this year’s En Primeur campaign gets closer and closer, opinions are rife as to the outcome, but is it really as bad as all that? With modern production techniques and controls, it is an oft-quoted truism that there’s not really such a thing as a ‘bad vintage’ nowadays. Tim Atkin, MW, gives his two […]

Fine wine fund forecasts beginning of rising market

A major wine fund manager has compared the current state of the market to the conditions that existed in the early 1970's but believes that it heralds the start of a steady, rising market. Prices have been relatively stable since the summer and are now starting to tick slowly upwards but sentiment also needs to […]

Demand for Wine Investment at Record High in California

Demand for wine properties and investments in California’s wine growing regions is vastly outstripping supply, with $175m poured into the region by international investors in the last 12 months. This is great news for the region, but also could point to benefits for wine imported into the states. According to IWA (International Wine Associates), the […]

Eastern Mysticism

Vin-X dispels a couple of myths about the Chinese wine consumer Yesterday afternoon it was revealed that China has now become the biggest market for red wine in the world, with 1.8 billion bottles sold in 2013. This is of course fantastic news, and is evidence that many of the predictions about the future of […]