Posts Tagged Robert Parker

  • Investing in wine in 2012: The Vin-X verdict

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on March 13th, 2012

    Location : wine

    Investing in wine in 2012: The Vin-X verdict

    Interview by Ben Salisbury

    With many traditional forms of investment not providing high returns for investors it may be time to consider alternatives.

    Investing in wine is one area that has retained double-digit growth for investors since the financial crisis but how do you enter the market, how much money do you need and how long should you invest for?

    Last week, the “Parker scores” were announced, initial notes on wines by influential wine critic Robert Parker.

    I spoke to Peter Shakeshaft, Founder and Director of Vin-X, Fine…

  • China’s bordeaux lovers heat up France’s wine industry

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on June 14th, 2011

    Location : wine

    China’s bordeaux lovers heat up France’s wine industry

    At Château Latour in Pauillac, horses plough the vineyards just as they did in the 14th century, when vines were first grown on the estate. But this is a recent return to tradition at Latour, one of the five renowned “Premier Grand Crus” of Bordeaux, and it’s based on sound commercial considerations rather than sentimentality.

    Prices of fine wines have surged on the back of an explosion of interest from China and other Asian countries in recent years. Unable to increase production – land is limited and there can be only one harves…

  • En Primeur: Let the Frenzy Begin

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on May 9th, 2011

    Location : wine

    En Primeur: Let the Frenzy Begin

    American wine critic Robert Parker: Some people love him; others, well, don’t.

    But his influence was felt last week after he released a positive review for the 2010 vintage of premium Bordeaux wines.

    Mr. Parker said on his website last Tuesday that the wine, still two years away from delivery, was one of the “greatest Bordeaux vintages I have tasted in my career.”

    The next day, wine buffs around the world flooded their brokers with orders. Business was particularly brisk in Hong Kong, says Guy Ruston, a sales executive at wine…