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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...

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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...

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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...

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Talking Trade – New releases from Liv-ex Power 100 brands

Talking Trade – New releases from Liv-ex Power 100 brands

La Place de Bordeaux continued this week with the release of wines that included three 2019 Power 100 “best of the rest” growers. Starting Monday was Verité, who released for a third consecutive year, La Muse, La Joie and Le Desir as a 3-pack collection case. The wine...

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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,...

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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,...

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Wines of the Bordeaux 500: detailed performance

Wines of the Bordeaux 500: detailed performance

The Liv-ex Bordeaux 500 is Liv-ex’s most comprehensive index for Bordeaux wines. It represents the price movement of 500 leading wines (50 wines and their past 10 physical vintages) from the region and is calculated monthly using the Liv-ex Mid Price. We recently...

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Talking Trade – Italy continues to shine

Talking Trade – Italy continues to shine

By Tuesday the 25th of August, the value of Italian wine trade in 2020 surpassed the whole of 2019. In the closing remarks of the Liv-ex 2019 Q4 report on the region, we said, “as collectors continue to diversify portfolios beyond the traditional French regions, Italy...

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Italian wines: historic levels of growth

Italian wines: historic levels of growth

In the past 10 years, trade value of the secondary market has grown at a compounded annual rate of 9.0% – trade value for Italian wines in that same period, 28.5%. As the wine market continues its broadening into 2020, Italy is at the forefront of growth once again....

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Record number of wines trading

Record number of wines trading

The amount of unique LWINs – the universal identifier for wines and spirits – traded hit an all time high in July this year. Distinct LWIN7s broke past 1,000 for the first time and beat out the second highest month by more than 20%. Italy was the front-runner in...

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Liv-ex 1000 gains 0.54% in July

Liv-ex 1000 gains 0.54% in July

The Liv-ex 1000 increased 0.53% in July. After a difficult start in the first four months of the year, the Liv-ex 1000, the broadest measure of the market, has posted three months of consecutive gains to stand relatively flat year to date. Along with a rise in the...

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Liv-ex 100 rises 1.50% in July

Liv-ex 100 rises 1.50% in July

July began with firm secondary market activity in Bordeaux 2019 – a highly rated vintage that was presented to the market at a generally good price. At the close of the month, secondary market trade in the vintage was up 400% on the 2018 vintage at the same time last...

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Reasons to cheer: the biggest risers year-to-date

Reasons to cheer: the biggest risers year-to-date

While the year has not been without its challenges, some wines have yielded positive returns for investors over the past six months. From Burgundy (which dominated the list of top risers in 2018), DRC Tache 2007 leads the way. Italian wines, however, account for four...

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What merchants are searching for in 2020?

What merchants are searching for in 2020?

In the first of a series of short blogs we examine the fine wine trends of the first half of 2020. It has been quite a turbulent first six months of the year which included a narrow escape from additional US tariffs, the launch of Bordeaux 2019 amid a global pandemic...

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The most traded wines in 2020

The most traded wines in 2020

In the second of a series of short blogs that examine the fine wine trends of the first half of 2020, we take a look at the most traded wines on Liv-ex’s global marketplace by value and volume. Yesterday we discussed what merchants have been searching for this year....

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The most searched wine in Asia

The most searched wine in Asia

Bordeaux first growth Château Lafite Rothschild definitely has the heart and wallet of wine lovers in Asia, as it’s revealed to be the most searched wine in the region based on data compiled by Liv-ex. According to Liv-ex, an online fine wine trading platform in the...

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The Wine Advocate’s view

The Wine Advocate’s view

Last week, The Wine Advocate published part 2 of Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW’s Bordeaux 2019 coverage, including late barrel samples and her top value picks. Perrotti-Brown said she didn’t have much to add to her comprehensive vintage summary in Part 1, titled “The Miracle...

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Secondary market performers: Bordeaux 2019

Secondary market performers: Bordeaux 2019

Unlike Bordeaux En Primeur campaigns of the recent past, the 2019 release has seen an active secondary market develop – putting the 2019 at the top of the leader board in terms of Bordeaux market share. As of this moment the 2019 EP secondary market trade is more than...

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