Charles Kirkwood

Charles Kirkwood

Director of Wine & Spirits, WSETIII Advanced. Throughout the years Charles has developed direct relationships with acclaimed producers and brokers to source the most coveted bottlings in the world, from entire state-wide distributor allocations of Emmanuel Rouget and Jean-Louis Chave, to direct imports of back vintage Méo-Camuzet and first growth Bordeaux. Charles brings his decades of experience in fine wine to Saratoga Wine Exchange. Customers can rely on his international reputation to source wine of exceptional quality, value, and most often, appreciable value.
Investment Burgundy

Best Burgundy Wine for Investment

Burgundy is home to the purest expression of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir on the planet. Besides the fact Burgundy is the ancestral home of these two noble varieties, it is how the varieties are produced, and how the effect of the land coaxes the best characteristics of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that other regions in the world simply cannot match.

Market Analysis: Château Lafite Rothschild

Charles Kirkwood, Director of Wine & Spirits at, breaks down a market analysis of Château Lafite Rothschild. There are only a handful of estates worldwide that have the cachet of Lafite Rothschild. Even less so are estates that not only have the value stability, but a history of continual appreciation.

All About Wine Regions: Burgundy

Join Charles as he explains the history and value of the Burgundy region. The most valuable bottlings produced in the world originate in this tiny corner of France, but so do stunning values from lesser known villages throughout the region.