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News

We aim to keep our clients up to date with the latest industry news and share with them our own opinions. This section covers all things wine: producer interviews, market movements, auction results, tasting notes and vintage updates. Our intention is to be incredibly selective and only provide commentary on areas which we believe are relevant to our clients and their interests. 


 
Market News
21

Nov

Antonio Galloni of Vinous Media acquires Stephe...

Stephen Tanzer, arguably one of the world's most respected wine commentators, has just announced that he has sold the International Wine Cellar to Antonio Galloni and will join the Vinous Media team as Editor-in Chief. Tanzer began publishing the IWC in 1985, which quickly became a renowned source for independent wine criticism. The IWC team will also be joining Vinous and their archives will also be made available to both databases.

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Investment Update
15

Nov

Risk of sour grapes as wine prices continue to ...

Investing in wine has always had its attractions. As with the art market, investors have the option of personally enjoying their purchases as well as the chance of making good returns. However, there are some crucial differences between these two luxury investment markets. Art works may go out of fashion, but they do not have a finite lifespan – they do not “go off”. Also, as James Suckling points out, people do not generally consume works of art, and thereby increase their rarity.

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Investment Update
11

Nov

Fine wine as an investment? A case of handle wi...

Having just completed the auction and investment sections for the fourth edition of Jancis Robinson’s Oxford Companion to Wine, due out next year, I think it would be fair to say that this is one area in which Robinson, the queen bee of wine writing, finds herself holding her nose to avoid the stench. She’s not that keen on the idea of wine investment because it’s divorced from the pleasure principle behind the drinking — but acknowledges, albeit reluctantly, that it’s part of the fine wine scene. I don’t have too many scruples about money being made from wine. There are enough people who do it after all, but am I being sentimental in thinking that there’s a difference between the amateur collector buying two cases to finance another one down the road, and the investor-speculator for whom wine is just another commodity, like silver or gold?

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Market News
10

Nov

Simon Larkin included in The Spears 500 – the g...

I am pleased to announce that Simon Larkin (MW and Managing Director of Atlas Fine Wines Ltd.) has just been profiled in the Spear's 500, a comprehensive guide to leading private client advisers for lawyers, wealth managers and service providers to High Net Worth Individuals. Spears Magazine aims to be the go to resource for HNWIs, providing commentary and a directory of leading providers to its global circulation list of 62,000 readers.

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Market News
24

Oct

Steve Weids, formerly Head of Private Clients a...

Steve joined the wine trade in the early 1990s. It was at Notting Hill-based Armit that Steve worked his way up to Head of Private Clients, managing a team of 7 as well as advising clients on their collections. A great many of Steve’s clients have purchased from him over a number of years, benefiting from both his tasting opinions and his market insight. Recognising it was time for him to take on a new challenge, Steve joined the sales team at Atlas in October 2014.

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Market News
17

Oct

Toby Bekker's 2012 Syrah receives glowing revie...

Some few weeks ago we sent out an offer for Toby Bekker’s 2012 Syrah. Following a thoroughly impressive tasting in the office, we were very pleased to have secured the UK exclusivity for Toby’s wines. The Bekker’s Syrah ticks all the boxes; elegant, bright and focused, it offers dark fruits and exotic spice in the glass. It exhibits none of the headinesss so frequently found in the region but rather great finesse and precision. We firmly believe that Toby is currently making some of the most exciting and impressive wines in the McLaren Vale and so it is a pleasure to be able to sell his wines at this early stage. It turns out, we are not the only ones with this mind; the wine has found great favour with the critics with the likes of Lisa Perrotti-Brown (95+ points), James Halliday (97 Points) and Matthew Jukes. His note, published just last week, is below.

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