Category Archives for Buying Wine

Invest in Bordeaux En Primeur

How Vinfolio Is Changing the Way You Invest in Bordeaux En Primeur

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Lafite -Latour -Haut-Brion -Margaux -Mouton Rothschild -Leoville Las Cases -Cos d’Estournel -Pontet Canet -Pichon Lalande -Lynch Bages  It’s the time of year when the entire wine world is focused on one thing – Bordeaux futures. After several years of decreased demand in the U.S., the 2015 vintage ignited new interes...
2010 Montrose

Hidden Gem of the Month: 2010 Montrose Is One of the Most Collectible Bordeaux Blends from This Estate

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: –Montrose 2009 –Montrose 2010  When I originally looked into some of the latest releases from Montrose, I assumed that the 2009 was more collectible than the 2010. After all, the 2009 costs about $100 more per bottle than the 2010. But after digging through numerous tasting notes and looking at the aging potenti...
Penfolds 2004 Block 42

Unicorn Wine: Penfolds 2004 Block 42 Ampoule Is a Luxury Cabernet Designed for True Connoisseurs

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Penfolds -2005 Penfolds Grange -Domaine de la Romanee Conti -2010 Lafite Rothschild  While all unicorn wines are rare, not all of them are expensive; Penfolds 2004 Block 42 is both. In 2012, this wine sold for $168,000 per bottle, which at the time made it the most expensive wine sold directly from the winery in the world....
Invest in Wine Futures

How to Invest in Wine Futures and Pre-Arrivals: How Futures and Pre-Arrivals Work and How to Buy Safely

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Margaux 2009 -Haut-Brion 2010 -Leoville Las Cases 2010 -Lafite -Verite La Muse 2001 -Ausone  If you’re serious about wine collecting, chances are that you will invest in wine futures or pre-arrivals at least once. That’s because futures and pre-arrivals often offer the best prices on bottles, and you can secure your wi...
2012 Colgin Cariad

Hidden Gem of the Month: 2012 Colgin Cariad Is a California Blend with Great Aging Potential

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: –Colgin Cellars –Abreu Vineyards  I’ve long been familiar with Colgin’s classic Cabernet Sauvignon, but recently, I’ve found a new love: Cariad. This is perhaps fitting since the name “Cariad” means “love” in Welsh. Full of intense tannin and layers of fruit, the proprietary Bordeaux-style blend fr...
Best Wine Gifts for Mother's Day

The Best Wine Gifts for Mother’s Day: Find Your Champagne Now, Before Bottles Sell Out

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -1995 Veuve Cliquot La Grande Dame -2002 Bollinger Extra Brut -2004 Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon Rosé -2000 Krug -2013 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon -2005 Raveneau -1996 Chateau d’Yquem -2013 Gaja Barbaresco -2007 Nicolas Catena Zapata -2014 Peay Chardonnay  If you’re stumped on Mother’s Day gifts this year, f...
Wine Prices Around the World

Wine Prices Around the World: There’s More Wine on the Market Than Ever, But Is It Really a Benefit?

The other day, one of my friends mentioned that she’d just had a great bottle of Picpoul Blanc from Paso Robles in California. My friend is not a wine connoisseur, so I found this announcement surprising. This is a woman who normally only buys the same cheap bottle of Chardonnay, yet here she is, drinking an obscure grape that originated in south...