Talking Trade – Sweet September releases

Talking Trade – Sweet September releases

Several wines were released from Bordeaux this week, including Chateau Palmer 2010, which was offered for the final time from the cellars of the estate. For several years Palmer has only released 50% of their Grand Vin En Primeur with the following 50% released the...
Buying demand: Asia in focus

Buying demand: Asia in focus

The weeks preceding the annual Chinese Moon Festival, falling on October 1st this year, have traditionally seen an uptick in fine wine buying demand from Asia: from Mouton 2008 featuring a moon label through to wines that pair well with mooncakes. Although 2020 has...
Rest of World trade share hits all-time high

Rest of World trade share hits all-time high

August was an active month in terms of value traded and the volume of transactions – both reached an all-time high. The historically quiet month also saw the number of unique wine labels (LWIN7s) traded surpass the previous month’s record by 15%. Once again, Bordeaux...
Talking Trade – September releases in full swing

Talking Trade – September releases in full swing

La Place de Bordeaux picked up this week with the Monday release of Opus One 2017. The wine was offered by the international trade at £2,740 per 12×75, a 6.8% decrease from the 2016 opening price (£2,940). The following day Masseto 2017 released, at £5,400 per 12×75,...
Liv-ex 100 rises 0.75% in August

Liv-ex 100 rises 0.75% in August

By the end of August, Italian trade by value had surpassed the entirety of 2019.  While Italy has seen the fastest growth this year, it has not been alone in contributing to the continued broadening of the market – Chile, Germany, Portugal, USA, Spain, New Zealand,...