Category Archives: Wine Investment

Rare luxury assets delivering record-breaking returns

Christie’s auction of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi this week achieved a record sale price of USD$400million, making headline news worldwide Anne Wetheridge of London Fine Art Studios explained, that the extraordinary value was due to Leonardo da Vinci ‘s status as one of the greatest artists of all time and the rarity of the […]


Institute of Masters of Wine auction to expand their global reach

A treasure-trove of a live online auction with Bonhams ought to attract serious attention from investors and connoisseurs alike. And it’s not just some great wines that are on offer. Fancy dinner with Jancis Robinson in London, or a visit to her American opposite number, Debra Meiburg MW’s cellar in Hong Kong? Or a night […]


Can you hedge against ‘human stupidity’?

Senior Portfolio Manager at Justin Urquhart Stewart’s Seven Investment Management, Peter Sleep, is quoted in the FT Adviser this week as saying that gold does have a role in portfolios as a hedge against ‘human stupidity’! His argument for this is that gold does hold “its value in times of severe turbulence such as war […]


Can you improve fine wine portfolio performance with the First Growths’ Second Wines?

When planning the strategic composition of your fine wine portfolio and ongoing acquisition strategy you will most likely consider diversifying your holdings around a core of highly liquid, blue-chip Bordeaux First Growths. The performance of the Bordeaux First Growths (Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Margaux and Haut Brion) is tracked by the Liv-ex Fine Wine […]


Vin-X sponsors Alternative Assets Planner 2017 at FT Money Management Financial Planner Awards event

Vin-X sponsored the Alternative Assets Planner category of this year’s FT Money Management’s Financial Planners Awards and attended the awards dinner, held at The Avenue in St James on the 19th. Martin Pruszynski – Vin-X, Chris Wordsworth – Hargreaves Lansdown (Alternative Assets Category winner), Nicola Ellis – Wellington Wealth and Peter Shakeshaft – Vin-X Candidates […]


2015 UGC Tastings reveal predictions for 2017 vintage

Olivier Bernard, the President of the Union de Grands Crus de Bordeaux, has revealed that the severe spring frosts in France this year will reduce yield in the region by as much as 40% from the bumper 2016 crop. The late April frosts hit Bordeaux and other parts of France particularly hard, although much of […]


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Information is key to investors, no matter what sector you are investing in and one of our top priorities is collating and providing market data essential for optimising the performance of our clients’ wine investment portfolios. The asset performance of fine wine is nothing new, the communication of it is. Historically, you previously had to […]


Fatal wild fires hit Napa wine community hard

The awful scenes of fire devastation in California’s prime wine-making areas of Napa and Sonoma have featured in trade and mainstream press over the past couple of days. The full impact of the devastation, wreaked by fires fuelled with strong winds, is not yet known, but at least 17 people have been killed so far. […]