Category Archives: Wine Investment

Christie’s final wine auction of year sees continued trend of estimate-busting sales results

The final sale of fine wine for the year by Christie’s in London maintained the trend begun this Autumn of prices comfortably exceeding their estimates. A whopping £1.174 million was raised by the auction house on December 8th, with nearly all of the 250 or so lots surpassing their lower estimate and a convincing majority […]

Expect the Unexpected

Expect the unexpected is probably the only conclusion we can reach after Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election. This most unpredictable of years is likely to be followed by another, at least as far as financial markets are concerned. Volatility, already nurtured by Brexit, is the one thing we can be reasonably confident […]

Inside track to the 2016 Burgundy vintage

Early intelligence from Burgundy on the 2016 vintage points to terrific quality but yet another year of low yields. While this will be a disappointment for Burgundian growers, who will be envious of the contrastingly high yields in Bordeaux, it should be good news for investors. Yes, there will be limited stock available, but the […]

Bordeaux vintage rescores test Parker against successor Neal Martin

The responsibility for the Wine Advocate’s perspective on Bordeaux was passed last year from the wine world’s most influential critic, Robert Parker Jnr, to his appointed successor, Neal Martin. Much was made of the fact that the 2015 vintage en primeur tastings this Spring were the first without Parker and since then the market has […]

2014 En Primeur purchases show value of buying futures

The Vin-X team attended Bordeaux’s Union de Grand Cru trade tasting of the 2014 vintage in London last week, the opinion of which has evolved to now being determined as “a good vintage not yet showing at its best.” There has been ongoing industry debate over the last four en primeur campaigns (2012 – 2015 […]

Château Margaux appoints Philippe Bascaules as MD

Following the untimely death, this Spring of Paul Pontalier, Château Margaux has now announced the appointment of Philippe Bascaules as Managing Director to commence 1st March 2017. Bascaules currently runs Francis Ford Coppola’s Napa Valley-based Inglenook Winery and he will continue to oversee the 50-year vineyard plan he set in motion when he joined the […]