Category Archives: Wine Investment

Essential Tips for Wine Investors

Everybody should have a case of fine wine in their investment portfolio! With financial products such as ISA’s, shares and bonds delivering modest returns at best, the proactive investor has to look beyond equities to enhance portfolio performance. In fact, my personal experience of investing in fine wine led me to found Vin-X for exactly […]

Sotheby’s Fine Wine Auction

On 23rdOctober Sotheby’s New Bond Street held a fine wine auction including two collections of fabulous gems such as a range of Petrus, Latour à Pomerol and other assorted Bordeaux & Burgundy.  The sale featured a rare library of wines held by Madame Lacoste-Loubat the previous owner of Château Petrus & Château Latour à Pomerol […]

Better than perfect – 100 point wine score

A 100pt wine is considered a perfect score. But it’s not the bestscore… When new investors take their first tentative steps into fine wine investment, one of the first things they ask is often something along the lines of “with so many producers, vintages and variables, how do I know which wine to choose? Isn’t […]

How good is the 2011 Bordeaux wine vintage?

I was fortunate enough on Wednesday to attend the annual 2013 Union des Grands Cru de Bordeaux wine tasting in the magnificent setting of the Paul Hamlyn Hall at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. I first attended this event in my formative days as a fine wine investment broker when it was compulsory for […]

2013 Bordeaux harvest and wine investment

It could be said that the fortunes of the fine wine market are inextricably linked to the quality of each Bordeaux vintage. This was the simplistic view in years past but I believe no longer strictly remains  true. What does remain true is that judging by various reports before and after the harvest, 2013 Bordeaux […]

South Africa wine auctions breaking records as market expands

The latest news out of Johannesburg points to continuing growth in the wider wine market Winemakers in South Africa were given another boost this week with the news that the 29th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction has again smashed records, with a 14.5% increase in price paid per litre. Total takings at the event rose by […]

Does vintage variation really matter?

When I was first introduced to wine as a beverage to consume it scarcely crossed my mind to ask when it had been made, as long as it contained alcohol, tasted pleasant to drink and wasn’t too expensive that was good enough for me. Of course those more knowledgeable than myself always seemed to impress […]

Slumbering Giants – impatient market looks outside Bordeaux

 As an impatient market looks outside Bordeaux for inspiration, undervalued first growths offer real opportunity for investors There is a tale of an old Zen master who lived in a small village. One day, a boy from the village buys a horse, and the populace is thrilled for him. The old Zen master says “we’ll see.” […]

If Yquem is the greatest white wine….

Chateau d’Yquem is often held up as the greatest white wine in the world Chateau d’Yquem is often held up as the greatest white wine in the world and indeed it holds the record for the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold when an example from the 1811 vintage was sold for £75,000 in […]

How do record auction prices boost a wine portfolio?

  The Autumn auction season is underway and already making waves. Acker Merrill & Condit’s recent auction held on 13-14th September in Hong Kong lanuched the season in style with 108 world record auction prices, raising an impressive US$6.4 million. Some highly prized collections were on offer with a strong presence from both the US […]