Entries by Spencer

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?

International Women’s Day – Celebrating Women In Wine

In recognition of International Women’s Day, we would like to highlight some of the women in the wine trade that have inspired us over the years.   Corrine Mentzelopoulos owns and runs the prestigious Bordeaux Chateau Margaux and is often cited as one of the leading female figures in the wine trade.  Mentzelopoulos received the […]

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 […]