Bordeaux wines, Fine Wine News

Price movement of Bordeaux fine wines boosted by non-first growth 2012s

Last week brought the news that, for the first time since the market’s peak in 2011, the Bordeaux 500 is now the best performing sub-index of the Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000. The world’s most revered wine-making region owes this recent success principally to non-first growth wines, of which the 2012 vintage specifically has proved very … Continued

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Fizzy February: Champagne sparkles as Fine Wine 100 makes biggest gains in over a year

February has followed in January’s footsteps and proved a corking month for fine wine investment, featuring prestige cuvée Champagnes among the top performing ranks. The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index, which tracks price movements for the 100 most sought-after investment-grade wines, is now up 4.1% from its lowest point in July 2014. The Bordeaux First … Continued

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DRC tops Sotheby’s list of best-selling investment wines for third year in a row

Burgundy’s flagship estate has topped the charts of Sotheby auction house’s best-selling fine wine producers, at both retail and auction, for the third consecutive year. Sotheby’s made US$60.4 million in total from fine wine sales in 2015 – a mere six bottles of 1990 DRC sold in Hong Kong for a whopping US$158,000. Overall DRC … Continued

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Second Growth Bordeaux wines dominate trade by value on the fine wine market

The 2005 vintage of Chateau Montrose, an estate in the St Estephe appellation of the Médoc, and Cheval Blanc 2006, a wine ranked among the top four growers of St Emilion (pictured above), were the stars of last week’s trade by value on Liv-ex, London’s fine wine market place. In fact, second growths like these … Continued

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Natural, organic, biodynamic: buzzwords on the grapevine and what they mean for collectible wine

Unless you live in a cupboard, you’re likely to have seen the words ‘natural’, ‘organic’ and even ‘biodynamic’ plastered increasingly over supermarket produce, from eggs boxes to healthy snacks to smoothie cartons. The fine wine world is no different, with organic and natural wines at the forefront of viticultural trend-setting. But what do the terms … Continued

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Latest fine Champagne release Krug 2002 deemed “a purebred stallion”

Drinkers, collectors and merchants all over London spent the month of January waiting with baited breath for Krug 2002 to arrive on the market. Champagne’s latest release went on sale on February 1st and has caused a storm of excitement, with chef de caves Eric Lebel dubbing it “a purebred stallion” of “assertive” and “muscular” … Continued

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Best Bordeaux wines shine at Sotheby’s first 2016 sale

Sotheby’s first auction of the year, held last week in London, brought in a total of £570,674 and was dominated by the Bordeaux legends and classic white Burgundys. “We kicked off the New Year with top prices for Bordeaux, and strong results for other regions, especially grand cru white Burgundy and the Rhone” said Stephen … Continued

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The Capital Vintners Guide to Fine Wine Investment – Part 1

Fine wine is emerging as one of the most attractive alternative investment strategies. To celebrate this, we’ve created a simple, 3-part guide to investing directed at the novice collector. Over the next three weeks, we’ll be laying out the basics of fine wine investment by answering the three most fundamental questions – why to invest, … Continued

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Low yield harvests in Napa Valley mean high yield investments and great tasting wine

It is the paradox of the wine industry that poor growing conditions ultimately lead to better tasting grapes, and smaller harvests drive up prices due to “impending scarcity”. For California’s Napa Valley wineries, this isn’t something to complain about.   High quality, low quantity – the key to successful wine investment “It’s pretty easy to … Continued

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Chinese market troubles promise corking returns on wine investment

While restless investors may be looking with frustration at the state of global stock exchanges following China’s economic troubles, a golden opportunity is lurking in the fine wine market. Sisi Liang, risk consultant for BCG Platinion and self-confessed oenophile, has made it clear that now is the time to start collecting.   Investing in wine … Continued