Category Archives: Wine Investment

Record breaking DRC sale shows the demand for top quality fine wine is at an all-time high

Sotheby’s NY auction of extremely rare fine wine owned by the esteemed Burgundy negociant, Robert Drouhin, has broken records and attracted the attention of the world’s media. Two bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 1945 were auctioned by Sothebys in New York on the 13th October, the first raising US496,000 (£377,000) and the second […]

Bubbling, effervescent Champagne shows strength and stability as an investment

Liv-ex has just circulated an enlightening report to its trade members on the evolution of the growing secondary market for the very best wines of Champagne and their importance as an inclusion in a fine wine portfolio. The report’s opening statement reads: “Champagne is a unique product among its fine wine peers. Its distribution network is […]

Should fine wine be classed as a ‘Safe Haven Asset’?

What do we mean when we describe an asset as a ‘safe haven’? Generally, these are investments that protect value; at least maintaining or increasing in price during periods of financial or economic uncertainty and downturns. These assets should preserve capital, withstand market volatility and provide diversification across a portfolio. What does a ‘safe haven […]

The ‘Power of Parker Perfection’

Robert Parker Jnr has probably been the single most influential individual on the modern fine wine market, becoming the trusted authority on quality whose opinion has moved markets in the most valuable wines in the world. A wine awarded 100 points by Parker is extremely rare, has the highest quality rating and should, by association, […]


Every 4 – 6 weeks we publish a review on the fine wine market gathering together key performance data and relevant trade information we believe is important to share with fine wine investors and those considering entering the market. In our September 2018 Fine Wine Investment Market Report we take our usual look at the […]

First Growth Latour – a sign of things to come?

Chateau Latour releases a top vintage second wine at a 20% premium. The Bordeaux First Growths’ second wines have grabbed attention and market share over the last 12 months. Chateau Lafite’s Carruades-Lafite has been one of the highest volume traded wines on Liv-ex in 2018. With this back-drop we look at the release this month of […]

The Perfect Solaia 2015: “is this the greatest yet?”

The Super Tuscan investment-grade wine, Solaia, has released its 2015 vintage via the Place Bordeaux to critical acclaim. Both James Suckling and The Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner have awarded it the perfect 100 points score and Suckling went so far as to state that it could be “the greatest Solaia made so far”. Located in […]