Bordeaux, Capital Vintners, investment wine, wine, wine investment

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. … Continued

Asian market, Capital Vintners, China, Chinese wine market, wine, wine investment, wine news

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 … Continued

Bordeaux 2010, Robert Parker, wine, wine investment, wine news

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 … Continued

wine, wine auction, wine investment, wine news

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 … Continued

BRIC, wine, wine investment, wine news

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 … Continued

Asian market, China, wine, wine auction, wine news

CAPITAL VINTNERS: EYE ON ASIA

Rhône wines to be the next boom in Asia? A Hong Kong auction at Sotheby’s last weekend may have signified a further string to the Asian fine wine market’s bow being added as Rhône Valley wines fared very well. On December 8 the auction’s highlights included a 1961 Hermitage La Chapelle from Rhône, which sold … Continued

Bordeaux, Bordeaux wine centre, wine, wine news

Bordeaux finally names wine cultural centre

After three long years of waiting for a name, the Bordeaux wine cultural centre finally has one: the City of Civilisations Wine (Cite des Civilisations de Vin).     The centre’s budget is 63 million euros and is due to open in 2015. Project manager Philippe Massol has reported that construction will take place by April 2013 with an … Continued

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Capital Vintners: Eye on Europe

EU wine regions lobby against vineyard extension plans The European Commission (EC) expects to see a freeing up of planning rights across European vineyards starting in January 2016. This could completely change the landscape of the European wine industry.  So far 15 EU countries – including France, Italy, Spain and Portugal – have formally objected to … Continued

Asian market, Capital Vintners, Chinese wine market, wine, wine news

Capital Vintners: Eye on China

Here at Capital Vintners we like to keep as up to date as possible on movements in the global fine wine market. China is currently importing a significant amount of Bordeaux wine. No longer are the Chinese only buying the top wines; they have started to diversity their portfolios, further increasing imports and diversifying Chinese … Continued

Capital Vintners, Liv-Ex, wine, wine investment, Wine Market

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 … Continued