Bill Koch wine cellar auction fetches $22m

Bill Koch wine cellar auction fetches $22m Sotheby’s claims to have set ‘a new benchmark’ for wine auctions after its sale from billionaire collector Bill Koch’s cellar hit nearly $22m. All 2,730 lots were sold in the New York auction, named Wines from the Cellar of William I Koch, which lasted for 27 hours over…

Investment Calculator

Investment Calculator I like to use all kinds of investment calculators when I’m looking for wines to invest. Now you may be wondering what has an investment calculator got to do with wine investing?  Well, wine investment is a great deal about finding the right wine to invest at the right price. But one important…

Liv-ex 1000 gains 0.5% in April

Liv-ex 1000 gains 0.5% in April The Liv-ex 1000 Index gained 0.5% in April to close on 254.78. The Bordeaux 500 index gained 1.1% to close on 251.79. It now looks comfortably stronger than the other sub-indices over one year, having gained 5.5% over this period. The majority of the sub-indices also gained in April.…

Neal Martin on Bordeaux 2015: “A narrow pyramid”

Neal Martin on Bordeaux 2015: “A narrow pyramid” Neal Martin’s Bordeaux 2015 report was released on The Wine Advocate this afternoon. Like many other reviewers, Martin suggests that 2015 is an “excellent” vintage in general – but currently lacks the across the board consistency of great vintages such as 2009 and 2010. In terms of…

Burgundy hit by ‘worst frost since 1981’

Burgundy hit by ‘worst frost since 1981’ A severe frost swept across Burgundy vineyards on the night of 26 April, causing a ‘great deal of stress’ for winemakers, according to the Burgundy wine bureau (BIVB). A spring freeze affected much of Europe this week, with April snow briefly seen in Champagne. There are concerns in…