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Sunday 19 February 2017 loc: US

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The most powerful fine wine brands: nos. 20-11

Counting down the 20 most powerful fine wine brands from the latest Power 100 list: Left Bank claret dominates spots 20 to 11.

Friday, January 27th, 2017 No Comments »

Spotting anomalies and differentials

It’s important to analyse each and every opportunity, because there is usually a good reason for a price differential, but you have to distinguish between a price differential and an anomaly.

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 1 Comment »

A time to hedge one’s bets?

We were very interested to see this headline over the weekend: “Hedge funds pile up record bets against sterling”. Without going too deeply into the arguments, these denizens of Mayfair seem to think that the economy is going to struggle post Brexit and that interest rates are due to stay low for some time.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 No Comments »

On to the Right Bank

There is always a suspicion that it is the lower cost wines that lead the way off the bottom after a long consolidation, but the Right Bank wines’ performance since the referendum vote gives the lie to that.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: bring in the high rollers

Lafite, Cheval Blanc, Ausone and l’Evangile have effectively brought this year’s campaign to an end with their releases over the last few days.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

The Ausone Layer

Have Ausone’s prices drifted too far into the upper atmosphere? With brokers keeping their hands off are there potential buying opportunities to be had?

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 3 Comments »

All about Champagne in February

Prestige cuvée Champagnes were among the leading brands in February as the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index rose 1.2%, its biggest gain in over a year.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

Fine wine in focus: 2006 Bordeaux

Ten years on, what are the best-performing wines from across the Left and Right Bank estates in Bordeaux?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 1 Comment »

Bordeaux 09 vs 10: why the gaps?

A number of Bordeaux estates hold exactly the same score for their 2009 and 2010 vintages yet the pricing for both is rarely equal.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: only Montrose left

The end of the 2014 campaign is in sight after a flurry of late releases and only Montrose remains unreleased among the big-name estates.

Monday, June 1st, 2015 No Comments »

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