“I have received a very professional service from FGB for the last five years. Their guidance to buy certain Chateaux over others has proven profitable, the last case I sold had risen 36% on a 4 year term.”
Tim Sullivan, Global Energy Director, Rolls Royce plc

“Developing a wine portfolio has been complimentary to more traditional savings methods such as ISAs and FGB makes the process simple. Over 7 years the purchase strategy has built a spread of different labels and having seen the portfolio at the Bond I have great confidence in the professional management of stock.”
Len Sanderson, Commercial Director, The Daily Telegraph

“Keenly recommend First Growth Bordeaux to colleagues and other professionals in The City because my wine holding has offered a fun way to stay ahead of inflation whilst savings rates remain rock bottom. Its also an established alternative to dabbling with equities and has tended to be far less volatile in recent years.”
Matthew Wright, Regional Director EMEA , Forex.com UK Ltd.

“Great advice on selection, smooth and speedy when re-selling, as a one-stop consultancy I’d recommend FGB for anyone looking at developing a fine wine portfolio.”
John Mitchinson, Director of Research, Quite Interesting Ltd.
(makers of the BBC TV show, QI )

“I’m in the wine business myself but running my wine portfolio with FGB is ideal as they offer considered purchase advice and an excellent re-sale service. I recently sold a few of my first purchases to realise the profit capital and bought a new cycle of stock with the original investment sum – so its proving a simple way to manage some side funds that I may otherwise have earmarked for a pension.. A balanced portfolio of Chateaux from different good vintages would be my tip.”
David Haworth, Owner, Hampshire Wine Shippers

“Really appreciate FGB’s personalised style of service and I’m enjoying building a wine collection with them. My plan is relatively long term, but I’ll occasionally sell the odd case along the way and I have found it to be a very easy process, I’ve sold a couple of cases at profit already.”
Bob Hart, Global Programmes Manager, GSDD

“I have been buying and selling wine with First Growth Bordeaux for many years and enjoy their personal service and ability to build a mixed collection. Living in Scotland it is important for me to use a trusted, specialised firm to manage my wine collection from a distance.”
David Finlay, PM at Verizon on Diageo’s Global Network


3rd May 2018
French release pricing strategy is still a dampener for the energy of the Primeur market. It can no longer be good strategy to buy barrel wine at extortionate prices, ...the Chinese have long since changed their appetites.

10th January 18
Latter 2017 showed some further gains but anticipation is some stabilising of prices. Weak pound influenced by Brexit has no doubt helped UK wine trade but is now factored into price levels. Anticipating a tough year ahead at top end of Bdx pricing.

3rd April 17
Prices stabilise across Q1 following rises in second half of 2016. The early reports that suggest a strong 2016 Bdx vintage could be rubber stamped at April Primeur tastings.

End 2016 summary
Slow trading to end of Q2. Then the BREXIT shock and resultant Sterling weakness gave incentive to overseas buyers, with particular demand from the US fueling some price growth to end of year.

5th June 15
Italian wine gaining more share of fine wine market; Sassicaia 2009 with 4.4% share alone.

18th May 15
Mr Vine, the free UK wine app for buying classy everyday wine for door delivery, is now live on the app store - its getting an amazing reaction across the wine trade!

7th May 15
Election day. Will we end up with a 7 Party coalition?!

29th Apr 15
Bordeaux En Primeur release well underway for the 2014 vintage; some reasonable start-pricing by the French sellers but a further cut of circa 5% to 10% was what the trade wished for.. C'est pas formidable!

4th Feb 15
Wine prices struggle but hints of an upturn in demand as buying for Chinese NY influences market

10th Dec 14
Low fine wine demand and the growth in more discerning international buyers has seen a year of price falls

6th Sept 13
Warwick Ross & David Roach’s entertaining Film/documentary ‘Red Obsession’ opens in New York today: covering Chinese Billionaires’ insatiable demand for the world’s most expensive wines

12th Jul 13
A six-litre Methuselah of Romanee-Conti 1989 DRC will go into Sotheby's Hong Kong auction this September with an upper estimate of HK$800,000!

30th May 13
2013 late BDX crop development could point to delayed harvest.. another tricky vintage? Far too early to call..

19th May 13
After a softer 2012, wine prices recover with 5.9 pc this year as gold bullion slid 17 pc

15th May 13
Q1 buying spree halted by 2012 release, June set for gains on cased stocks

11th Dec 12
Robert Parker sells significant stake in Wine Advocate and steps down as Editor, with new editorial focus for Far East

6th Dec 12
Hong Kong's King Power Group buys Bordeaux property Chateau Bernadotte from Champagne heavyweight Louis Roederer

24th Nov 12
Good luck to Aymeric de Gironde, former AXA Millesimes commercial director who takes over from Monsieur Prats at Cos today

16th Nov 12
Touch Invest (New York) appoints First Growth Bordeaux as commentator on wine portfolio trading; visit www.touchinvest.com

11th Sept 12
Wine market firms up: Christies Hong Kong - auction season starts with 100% of reserve prices hit

7th Sept 12
New St Emilion Classification: Pavie and Angelus are portfolio tips as they join Ausone and Cheval Blanc as Premier Cru 'A' Chateaux

21st June 12
Pichon Baron one to watch having outperfomed the Left Bank average Jun11-Jun12 (liv-ex)

25th May 12
London International Wine Fair's star stand: "Wines of Chile"

18th May 12
Pontet Canet demand most popular for BDX 2011 releases

26th April 12
2011 En Primeurs all release above 2008 prices

23rd April 12
Lafite's 2011 marked down, UK average price £5400

20th April 12
Buying activity on cased Latours increases

19th April 12
Latour's 2012 vintage will be last sold En Primeur!