Entries by Spencer

Rhone Valley Rarities

Based in south-east France, the Rhône Valley runs from north to south following the meander of the Rhône river. Spanning around 150 miles in total, the region is home to many different micro climates and soil types and is split into two distinct sub-regions, Northern Rhône and Southern Rhône.   Some of the world’s most […]

Back to the Futures

The ‘en primeur’ system for selling classified Bordeaux pre-release is well established and has been at the forefront of the fine wine market for many years, but in recent years enthusiasm for this market mechanism has waned.  Could this year’s campaign turn things around?   The idea is simple, the chateaux provide barrel samples to leading critics and based […]

The Long Term View

The wine market has been challenged like any other following the widespread disruption caused by Covid-19 but depending on your outlook there remains plenty to be optimistic about. When trade started to slow down the obvious knee-jerk reaction for sellers was to lower their asking prices to stimulate trade.  This has softened prices across the […]

Q1 Review: Changing Shape of the Market

Will Covid-19 simply accelerate the inevitable? Our previous article looked at the wine investment market’s initial reaction to the Covid-19 outbreak, and there was plenty to be optimistic about. With many wine merchants reporting a sharp uptick in sales since the Coronavirus lockdown, has this demand been echoed in the fine wine investment market?

2018 Fevre & Bouchard Burgundy Tasting

Just over a year ago I travelled to Cheshire to the funeral of a priest in whose church choir in North London I had sung many years ago. I’d not seen his two daughters for about thirty years, so it was good to catch up with them, but I was particularly touched by the fact […]

The Italian Revolution

Gabrilele Gori of VNK and The Italian Revolution dropped by the Cult & Boutique Show to speak with us about his ventures in hospitality and his journey through the trade. Click below to watch the full video on YouTube, a transcript can also be found below but this was produced by voice recognition software, so […]

Our Wine Market Predictions for 2020

We’re very proud to announce that we recently launched our new podcast series The Cult & Boutique Show.  Filmed at our offices in Richmond-upon-Thames and published on YouTube, Spotify and Soundcloud, the show aims to shine a light on the fine wine market, as well as speak with wine professionals and local businesses to discover […]