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Former California cult winery owner, Charles Banks, charged with fraud

Published:  12 September, 2016

Former owner of Screaming Eagle and Mayacamas, both cult wineries in California, Charles Augustus Banks IV, was charged on Friday 9 September 2016 with two counts of fraud.


Fine-wine market posts best annual performance in five years

Published:  08 January, 2016

The fine wine market steadied in 2015 and is now cautiously optimistic for 2016, according to the latest report released by Liv-Ex this week.


Cult Wines targets big growth with Hong Kong office launch

Published:  05 January, 2016

Fine wine investment company Cult Wines is to open a new office in Hong Kong as part of an ambitious growth strategy.


Farr Vintners acquires Jackson Fine Wines

Published:  08 December, 2015

Leading fine wine merchant Farr Vintners has bought Jackson Fine Wines for an undisclosed, following the retirement of chief executive, Kit Jackson.


Fine+Rare offers exclusive Arbikie single malt whisky Founder's Casks

Published:  03 December, 2015

Fine+Rare, the London-based international fine wine and spirits brokers, will be offering investors the opportunity to purchase exclusive first-release whisky barrels from award-winning new Scottish distillery, Arbikie.


Whisky broker says investment market is booming with auction sales up 35% in first half of 2015

Published:  01 September, 2015

A record number of bottles of rare Scotch whisky were sold at auction in the first half of 2015 according to figures from analyst and broker Rare Whisky 101.


July fine wine prices soften but fund management firm expects a swing back in the autumn

Published:  21 August, 2015

A leading wine investment fund manager says it expects prices to rise again in the autumn after softening during the summer.


Price moves are positive but wine investment market not yet 'normal' says specialist fund manager

Published:  22 July, 2015

A leading wine investment fund management company says that the fine wine market is "by no means back to anything that can be considered normal" despite a recent recovery in prices.


Parker factor gives investment market a lift and promises 'high returns' - analyst report

Published:  14 July, 2015

A US investment analyst has suggested that a recent bounce back in market prices of fine wine has made it an attractive long-term proposition.


Berry Bros & Rudd boosts event capacity with state-of-the-art cellar

Published:  26 June, 2015

Wine merchant to the royal family Berry Bros & Rudd has opened a new cellar at its London base, to increase its capacity for private wine events.


AWC launches cellar curation service and displays wine box made from Versailles tree

Published:  25 June, 2015

AWC Fine Wines has launched a cellar curation service for clients.


En primeur - a mixed bag and a missed opportunity, experts say

Published:  03 June, 2015

This year's en primeur campaign has been a mixed bag that failed to capitalise on the chance to reset the market, according to fine wine investment experts.


En primeur: "encouraging signs" from first chateaux to release prices

Published:  27 April, 2015

One of Chateau Lafite's subsidiary châteaux became the first to release prices for en primeur 2014 - and the signs are "encouraging", according to fine wine specialists.


Fine wines sales from Burgundy and Rhone see strong demand, e-merchant says

Published:  14 April, 2015

Online prices for fine wines from Burgundy and the Rhône rose in March, according to international fine wine e-merchant iDealWine - but Bordeaux prices have fallen by around 1.23%.


Demand surges for bigger bottles of wine

Published:  06 January, 2015

Demand for bigger bottles of wine is increasing, with one retailer predicting sales will rise by 8% in the next 12 months.


Liv-ex optimistic about fine wine market heading into 2015

Published:  18 December, 2014

Bordeaux's fine wine market "looks to be recovering", says fine wine exchange Liv-ex, whose 100 index has showed gains over the past four months, with its 50-index holding steady since July.


Liv-ex: Value of trades drops 19% in November 2014

Published:  10 December, 2014

According to the Liv-ex's most recent market report, "the value of trades in November was down 19% on this time last year" signalling the on-going challenge of Bordeaux's most iconic wines continually demanding the historical prices of just a few years ago.


Downward slide in fine wine prices halts, says Wine Asset Managers

Published:  02 December, 2014

The downward slide in fine wine trading has halted with flat prices for the three months since July 2014, but a change in perception has made consumers once ready to cough up £14,000 for Lafite 2008 now reluctant to part with £5,000.


Knight Frank teams up with Wine Owners to create fine wine index

Published:  18 November, 2014

Global property consultancy Knight Frank has teamed up with portfolio management platform Wine Owners to launch the Fine Wine Icons Index.


Bordeaux's fine wine market ripe for recovery, says Liv-ex chief

Published:  11 November, 2014

Four years of falling prices have brought the Bordeaux market to its "lowest ebb since the early 1970s", meaning now is a good time to enter the market.