Peter Shakeshaft

2014 En Primeur Purchases Show Value Of Buying

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."
01/11/2016 11:10 GMT
Wine and the Consequences of

Wine and the Consequences of Brexit

In short, for wine, like the rest of the country the consequences of Brexit are full of unknown detail, much of which would have to be negotiated with our European partners after the referendum. If the EU wishes to deter other countries from leaving, these negotiations are likely to be protracted, and the outcome less positive than we might like.
22/02/2016 17:09 GMT
The Shortest

The Shortest Bear

The FTSE100 entered an official bear market on Wednesday (20% under its most recent high), and then proceeded to spend Wednesday, Thursday (and Friday so far) recovering. Oil is back above $30/barrel, the yield on 10 year British treasury bonds is unchanged, and Sterling is appreciating against both Dollar and Euro.
22/01/2016 12:49 GMT
What's Safer - Own or Managed Fine Wine

What's Safer - Own or Managed Fine Wine Account?

With the above in mind some investors believe that setting up their own account gives them greater control over their wine in storage and this is totally understandable. They will have a direct contract with the storage provider and be responsible for settlement of costs.
15/12/2014 05:36 GMT
The Beauty of Fine Wine in Your Glass and Bank

The Beauty of Fine Wine in Your Glass and Bank Account

Speculation or investment in the past has been enormously valuable to the market, it has aided price discovery and liquidity, securing certainty and longevity in the market. This all helps the growers to continue to invest in producing improving quality crops and provides the motivation to make "age-worthy" wines.
21/11/2014 12:55 GMT
The Time Is Right to Buy Fine

The Time Is Right to Buy Fine Wine

The growth of the wine investment market has been significant over the last decade and each year provides exciting opportunities for investors keen to secure their money in the commodity. But what does 2013 have in store?
18/01/2013 11:12 GMT
The Wine Investment Association: A Landmark For The

The Wine Investment Association: A Landmark For The Industry

Today the Wine Investment Association was launched at Mazars, with the publication of its draft Code of Practice to both trade members and press and the commencement of a consultation period to ensure future members and the community can contribute and help shape standards and procedures to provide investors in fine wine with much greater security.
30/11/2012 13:43 GMT
Vin-X believes Lafite's a

Vin-X believes Lafite's a Buy

People who have placed their money in fine wine investment over the past 18 months will have little to cheer about. The market has seen a general downturn in value, but when measured against other asset classes, it still holds its own. Those who have been in the fine wine market for a number of years are relaxed, having more of a feel for the natural dynamics of the correction we have endured since mid 2011.
06/08/2012 12:28 BST
Indian Tax Cuts Could Set Off Wine

Indian Tax Cuts Could Set Off Wine Boom

A deal is coming this year that could see India significantly opened up to the wine investment market as Indian import taxes on alcohol could be slashed by as much as 73 per cent.
27/06/2012 16:14 BST
Russian Thirst for Fine

Russian Thirst for Fine Wine

For many of us, the mere mention of alcohol and Russia evokes stereotypical images of heavy drinking Muscovites, consuming large amounts of vodka, in smoky bars at sub-zero temperatures; and although Russians have always had a close affinity for alcohol, this is far from the truth.
25/05/2012 15:44 BST
Pouring Your Investments Into

Pouring Your Investments Into Wine

The first rule of alternative investments is to invest in physical or tangible assets. In fact alternative investments are often labelled "SWAG" - Silver, Wine, Art and Gold.
11/04/2012 22:09 BST
2009 Vintage: The Best Wine of All

2009 Vintage: The Best Wine of All Time

As the 2009 vintage wines enter their bottles, another round of wine scoring by the critics has begun. As always, there is one set of scores in particular which the wine world has been awaiting: those of leading critic Robert Parker.
16/03/2012 22:11 GMT