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Fine Wine in Your Cellar? Get it valued!

Many people decide to collect fine wine as a hobby more than to make an investment; but what if this hobby became a very smart way of making quick legitimate easy money? Well it could well do, in fact there are many prestigious people doing just this. So if you have fine wine in your […]

 

The Grapes Behind The Best Bordeaux Wine

The Bordeaux wine region covers an expansive area of 120,000 hectares, making it the second biggest wine region in the world. The diversity of its soils, its mix of climates and combinations of grape varieties allows Bordeaux to produce a variety of different wines including dry and sweet white, red, rosé, claret and sparkling wines. […]

 

Capital Vintners: Eye on Asia

We all know that the Chinese wine market has boomed over the last few years, but recently there has been rumours abounding that demand has been decreasing after the boom of 2009-11. Let’s investigate the data. According to International Wine and Spirit Research (IWSR), the Chinese drank 160 million cases of wine in 2011, a […]

 

Bordeaux 2010 Parker Scores Released

Robert Parker released his scores for the Bordeaux 2010 vintage this weekend. 10 wines were awarded a perfect score of 100 points: Latour Haut-Brion Petrus Le Dome La Violette  Pontet Canet  Beausejour Duffau Cheval Blanc  Pape Clement Le Pin   In addition to this high count of 100-point wines, eight more scored an impressive 99 […]

 

Capital Vintners Wine Auction Report

After a series of high-profile wine auctions, we examine the current state of the market in this in-depth report. Italian Wines on the UpOn 23 February Acker, Merrall and Condit saw substantial interest in Italian vertical lots. These included a four magnum collection of Bartolo Mascarello Barolo made up of 1952, 71, 86 and 88 […]

 

Capital Vintners Bordeaux 2010 Report

James Suckling shares his thoughts on the Bordeaux 2010 vintage……. The renowned wine critic James Suckling has awarded 11 wines 100 points from the Bordeaux 2010 vintage. Bearing in mind he only gave a perfect 100 score to nine wines in 2009 – often hailed as the greatest Bordeaux vintage for a generation – this […]

 

Capital Vintners Burgundy Report Continued

A selection of the finest DRC wines  It’s been another busy week for Burgundies across the globe. DRC 2010The Domaine de la Romanee-Conti 2010 vintage has been released, with the owner Aubert de Villaine calling it ‘Homeric’.The vintage has so far attracted some positive attention from critics, including Andrew Jefford, who remarked that it was “a […]

 

Capital Vintners: Fine Wine Investment 2013 Report (Part 3)

The final part of our 2013 fine wine investment report focuses on some countries which often get overlooked  in the wine market. PolandIn the last four years the wine consumption per capita in Poland has increased by 14 per cent to 2.05 litres. There is increasing evidence that points towards the Polish population moving away […]

 

Capital Vintners: Fine Wine Investment 2013 Report (Part 2)

Who will be the next China? That’s the question on everyone’s lips as we enter 2013. The front-runners are India, Brazil and Russia. But as well as the BRIC nations, there are other dark horses that may feature in the global market. BrazilNow that protectionist regulations have been staved off and Brazilian wine producers have […]

 

Capital Vintners: Fine Wine Investment 2013 Report

This week we will be focusing on the year ahead, with an emphasis on the areas of the market we think will see growth in the next 12 months. After a disappointing first half to 2012, the fine wine market bounced back in the final few months, leading to key pundits and experts predicting a […]

 

Liv-ex indices finish 2012 strongly

After a rather disappointing year for fine wine investment, there was at least good news from the Liv-ex indices as we enter 2013. The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 finished 2012 on 260.78, a six-month high. The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 achieved the strongest finish to the year, up 1.8 per cent to 302.22, its highest […]

 

Liv-ex hits record number of trading wines

The London International Vintners Exchange (Liv-ex) hit a new record this week in terms of active markets. There are now more than 3000 separate wines with a bid or offer against them on the exchange, a 50 per cent rise since June. Buyers are clearly starting to diversify their portfolios. Burgundies are booming this year […]

 

Capital Vintners: Brazil to double fine wine consumption in next four years

The Brazilian Wine Institute and the Brazilian Association of Supermarkets want to double the total consumption of fine wine in the next four years to forty million litres. The Brazilian government has ignored calls to put quotas on imported wine and allowed a more worldwide wine market to thrive in the country.  The BRIC – […]

 

Bordeaux 2009 classics

A couple of fantastic Robert Parker-endorsed Bordeaux 2009 wines are making a splash right now. Here at Capital Vintners we know that Bordeaux wines are always a great investment opportunity, with two wines in particular proving to be successful right now. The Chateau Angelus 2009 and the Chateau Cos D’Estournel 2009 both featured in Robert […]

 
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