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View full post titled - 'Potential shortage of world fine wine in 2017?'

Potential shortage of world fine wine in 2017?

Probably the lowest yield vintage ever since 1982

Posted by Ruiqi LI on 18 October 2017

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View full post titled - 'R.J.O'Brien and Cult Wines celebrate for Futures For Kids Charity'

R.J.O'Brien and Cult Wines celebrate for Futures For Kids Charity

On October 5th, R.J.O’Brien, the largest and oldest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the USA entertained senior staff and clients at a fine wine tasting hosted by Cult Wines and held by Olivier Bernard.

Posted by Patrick Thornton-Smith on 17 October 2017

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View full post titled - 'Investment appetite in Southeast Asia'

Investment appetite in Southeast Asia

Aside from the small matter of Brexit, the UK political climate is currently dominated by a debate over the future validity of the capitalist model driven by the free market economy.

Posted by Patrick Thornton-Smith on 17 October 2017

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View full post titled - 'Passion assets-only for the rich? Think again'

Passion assets-only for the rich? Think again

Coutts Bank recently published their 2017 Passion Index report which tracks the changing values of a range of investable assets. So what are these so called 'passion assets'?

Posted by Patrick Thornton-Smith on 17 October 2017

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View full post titled - 'Investment planning and how to avoid that feeling of despair'

Investment planning and how to avoid that feeling of despair

I’m of an age whereby my mind increasingly wanders into a place called ‘pension investment planning’.

Posted by Patrick Thornton-Smith on 16 October 2017

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View full post titled - 'Back To The Future, After A Fashion'

Back To The Future, After A Fashion

After over 30 years in the exchange traded derivative and fintech sectors, I retired from that arena a few months ago and changed career into the fine wine investment world. Long story but a passion, life too short, time for a change etc.

Posted by Patrick Thornton-Smith on 16 October 2017

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View full post titled - 'Bordeaux and Burgundy back to dominance '

Bordeaux and Burgundy back to dominance

Closed a quite Septmeber with a busy week of Frist Growth and top Bourgogne

Posted by Ruiqi LI on 16 October 2017

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View full post titled - 'Liv-ex bids and offers totalled a record £45,000,000 '

Liv-ex bids and offers totalled a record £45,000,000

The bid:offer ratio remained above 1 since January 2016

Posted by Ruiqi LI on 12 October 2017

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View full post titled - 'Almaviva Tasting Event London'

Almaviva Tasting Event London

2017 marks the 20th year since Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, of Mouton Rothschild, and Don Eduardo Guilisasti Tagle, of Viña Concha y Toro, sealed a partnership agreement with a view to create an exceptional Franco-Chilean premium wine called Almaviva.

Posted by Sam Mudie on 12 October 2017

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View full post titled - 'Fine Bubble, Old Wines and Pop Corn'

Fine Bubble, Old Wines and Pop Corn

Last week Hermione and I were invited to travel to Aalborg in Denmark. If you look on Google there isn’t much to do there unless you are visiting family. We didn’t have family member to visit, so what persuaded us to go there? A very extensive list of wines that was sure to trigger our interest.

Posted by Christopher Jaubert & Hermione Egerton-Smith on 12 October 2017

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