Category Archives: Wine Investment

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 […]

Who consumes the most red wine?

Latest data on red wine consumption shows the traditional wine-drinking countries France and Italy no longer lead the world. So who is the world's biggest consumer of red wine? China is now the world's biggest consumer of red wine, beating even France and Italy, according to a study by International Wine & Spirit Research commissioned by Vinexpo. This […]

The Greatest Wine Ever Made

Vin-X turns the spotlight on Cheval Blanc 1947, and its potential spiritual successor, the 2010 It’s not often that something is universally decided on as “the best.” There exists no consensus on the best piece of art, the best book, the best film or the best piece of music. There will always be disagreement and […]

Wine: An alternative investment that you can experience first hand

Alternative investments in areas such as coins, art, and wine have received alot of attention recently due to their performance and prestige. These investments are considered to be "Passion Investments". The experienced investor knows there is room for both traditional investing with asset classes such as equities and bonds and also alternative investments that may help preserve capital […]

New Liv-ex index launched in response to the changing shape of the fine wine market.

To reflect the increasing diversity and current trends in the fine wine market, Liv-ex has launched the Fine Wine 1000 index.  This new fine wine index is believed to be the broadest measure available for the performance of fine wine, monitoring Champagne, the Rhône, Italy and the New World in addition to Bordeaux and Burgundy. Read the full story – […]

Wine and MINT: A winning combination

Vin-X examines the potential of the emerging MINT economies’ impact on the wine industry. I know what you’re thinking. “Wine and mint, together? Madness! Who would ruin their long-awaited glass of wine with dinner by putting mint in it?” Certainly, such a suggestion would rightly get you laughed out of your local wine club. However, […]

A look at the pre-history of modern wine culture & production

From the lowest fresher student purchasing Lambrini at 2 for 1 prices, to the highest bon viveur enjoying classic Cheval Blanc ’47, wine is a great leveller; ubiquitous at all levels of our society, present at occasions as hallowed as Holy Communion and as debauched as a Friday night pub crawl. Arguably more than any […]