Category Archives: Wine Investment

Luxury assets continue rapid growth, but which is the best?

Wine, watches and other luxury goods are the toast of BRIC investors  Wine, watches and other luxury goods are the toast of BRIC investors in the last 5 years or so, with Brazil, Russia, India and China registering a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 22.4% in this area since 2007. Real luxury assets can provide […]


Mark Carney’s statement this week & the impact for savers & investors

Mark Carney's (newly appointed Governor of the Bank of England)  statement this week has significant impact for savers and investors alike – No change in interest rates likely for the next three years Unemployment appears to be the target that will dictate interest rate policy Are you prepared for the risks inflation will bring to your […]


Illiquid Liquid – Port not sharing Wine’s Success?

With port achieving a record market share in October, Vin-X asks why this and other “liquid” investments have not shared wine’s success to date Producers of the beloved Portuguese tipple received a welcome boost last month, with Port accounting for a record 3.3% of the total Liv-Ex market share in October. Although mostly boosted by […]


From Watches to Wine

Jing Daily’s strap line is “The Business of Luxury and Culture in China”. New publication to me but they have reproduced an interesting article and a more interesting graph from Wealthinsight showing CAGR rates for luxury goods from 2008 – 2012 against projected rates till 2017. Whilst South Africa is the largest market (probably on […]


Don’t hold cash – buy wine

Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s decision to hold interest rates for around 3 years at 0.5% and given inflation is between 2 – 3%, don’t bother holding cash! invest it in wine, hold it whilst interest rates are low and then in 3 years you could make some capital on your investment!  Not only […]


So what does this mean for wine investment?

Lukewarm anticipation for Bordeaux 2013 – So what does this mean for wine investment? As harvesting begins in Bordeaux, doubts remain as to how the 2013 vintage will be received. Inconsistent weather throughout the growing season has been problematic for the chateaux and combined with the fact that many vineyards were damaged by hail in […]


Vin-X on BBC Radio 2, Jeremy Vine Show and USA’s Fox News

  FOX NEWS Vin-X founder, Peter Shakeshaft, was invited onto US Fox News prime time TV show; The Willis Report at 6.30pm US EST on the 31st January 2013 to discuss investing in fine wine, see the details on Fox here.   BBC R2 Jeremy Vine At the end of January 2013 the market is up […]


Daily Telegraph forecasts ’14pc rise in fine wine in 2013′

The transfer of investor funds into alternative and physical assets such as fine wine and gold continues to rise. The Daily Telegraph reported on the 8th January 2013 that the market expects this to continue in 2013 with one wine investment fund predicting a 14% increase in fine wine prices this year. The price correction […]


Wine Investment Association launch welcomed by the industry and press

The 28th November 2012 was one of the most significant days in recent times for the fine wine industry. The Wine Investment Association (WIA) was launched at Mazars in London, with the publication of its draft Code of Practice to both trade members and the press. The commencement of a consultation period ensures future members and […]