Recent Blog Posts



Ten most searched-for wine names*
  • 1. Dom Perignon2. Petrus3. Pin4. Montrose5. Cristal
  • 6. Talbot7. Angelus8. Belgrave9. Krug10. Palmer
*in the last 3 months, courtesy of a very popular search engine

Auction focus: Sotheby’s (and the Provenance view on buying fine wine at auction for investment)

Date posted: May 29, 2009

2009 has already been an incredible year for Sotheby’s fine wine auctions. Every sale of six so far has surpassed high estimate, and in fact the auction in Hong Kong of “Wine From a Great American Collector” achieved sales of £4,383,817.
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World’s Top 10 Most Expensive Wines

Date posted: May 28, 2009

How much would you invest in a single bottle of wine? An exceptional vintage from a highly regarded vineyard may cost as much as a luxury sports car or property. We take a look at 10 of the most expensive wines ever produced.

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Fine wine investment: liquid assets still a profitable option despite economic climate

Date posted: May 24, 2009

The Independent reported this week that low interest rates are encouraging investors to diversify their portfolios with investing in fine wine looking like a profitable option.

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Bordeaux 2008 en primeur – the market should dictate the price, not Parker

Date posted: May 7, 2009

It comes as no great surprise that Robert Parker’s high scores for the Bordeaux 2008 vintage have caused quite a stir in the fine wine investment market. However, UK fine wine specialists Berry Bros. have warned that such high praise could bring an end to the en primeur campaign. Read full story...

Bordeaux 2008 en primeur – opinions begin to crystallize…

Date posted: May 1, 2009

As the initial hubris surrounding the 2008 Bordeaux en primeur campaign begins to subside, it has becoming increasingly clear that 2008 Bordeaux wines will not ultimately prove a vintage highly suited for those seeking fine wine investment. Read full story...