Having spent a few days in the States again a couple of weeks ago, I enjoyed something from a little closer to ‘home’ with this spicy, sophisticated Argentinian Malbec. Argentina is just awaking to its full potential and new wineries are producing high quality wines of remarkable purity and freshness. I tried this 2009 Tapiz […]
On a call yesterday with Mike King our principle buyer I felt very envious of this experience. He told me about a conversation he had with Charles Chevallier, winemaker at Lafite Rothschild and Director of Domaines Barons de Rothschild: ‘I don’t like to talk of comparisons between one vintage and another – after all each […]
I found myself in the US for a few days last week and treated my business companions to a bottle of Opus One with lunch. Although they had heard of this famous vineyard, they agreed that they would not have considered ordering a bottle with lunch.
Tempus Fugit – time flies and time to drink up my ‘anniversary’ 69’s from my home cellar – now that I have turned the big 4-0 and celebrated it I intend to just enjoy my 69 collection. The Château Ducru Beaucaillou 1969 is a quintessential Bordeaux.
I was motivated to write this after the email below came through last week, which is typical of the surge by unsophisticated investors moving into the fine wine sector.
1. Objective What is the objective for this investment? What kind of return on investment (ROI) are you looking for and can you get that somewhere else guaranteed from another investment? Understanding the time you wish to dedicate to the investment is vital, 5 years or less, or long term investment; more than 8yrs. Are […]
Being at home in the UK for a couple of weeks, it has been a pleasure to enjoy wine from my own cellar, in which I was surprised to come across this 1989 Rhône delight from Château de Beaucastel. Perhaps one of the best known Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s, it can be a blend of up to 13 […]
I think this sums up the vintage very well, from an investment perspective be careful, the year is not where the value is, it is how the wine was made.
This is a direct cut and paste from Mike King sent by email from Bordeaux, frustrated I am not there! Whato folks Update after a full-on day of tasting on the Left Bank; It has certainly proved to be another fascinating day, rather bearing out what we had felt yesterday:
I found this article very well balanced yet I am a little worried that it will encourage the wrong people to invest in wine. What I mean by wrong people is inexperienced investors who do not have the financial capacity to deal with loss, or the very long hold required to make a return. […]