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Liv-ex 100 rises 0.75% in December

Liv-ex 100 rises 0.75% in December

December was not the typical wind down into festive cheer for the fine wine industry. Much of Europe went into deeper levels of lockdown, closing large swathes of the on trade. The US imposed new 25% tariffs on EU imports, which will come into effect 12 January. Wines...

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Does Italy make the best wines for the cellar?

Does Italy make the best wines for the cellar?

The Wine Enthusiast offer their answer to this question. According to the Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2020, they do. Italy’s Tignanello 2016 was awarded the top spot on the list, along with a score of 99 points. An additional four Italian wines were...

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Sneak peek – the 3rd, 4th, and 5th most traded wines of 2020

Sneak peek – the 3rd, 4th, and 5th most traded wines of 2020

Two out of the three were released this year. The current 3rd, 4th, and 5th most traded wines by value in 2020 all come from the same region – Champagne: Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2008 (98+, AG) Dom Perignon 2008 (98, AG) Louis Roederer, Cristal...

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Talking trade

Talking trade

Liv-ex bid (£30.2m) and offer (£51.5m) exposure grew another 2.1% this week from the £80m milestone set at the start of November. It’s also been the second consecutive week of record trade as activity ramps up towards the holiday season. Our latest blog considers in...

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Why has confidence in fine wine increased in 2020?

Why has confidence in fine wine increased in 2020?

Despite the headwinds of 2020 – tariffs, Brexit uncertainty and the global pandemic – the wine market has remained robust. Today’s post examines what has changed and offers an explanation as to why we are seeing greater confidence in the market during these...

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Liv-ex rises 1.16% in October

Liv-ex rises 1.16% in October

In October, interest in US wines helped drive the region’s trade value to its highest month on record. With general interest in the overall market, October closed as the second largest month of trade in the past ten years. The Rhone, Australia, Italy, and Spain all...

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Weekend Trade Surge

Weekend Trade Surge

The top traded wines and regions that make up weekend trade. Liv-ex is the global marketplace for the wine trade, but unlike other major exchanges, Liv-ex offers 24-hour, 7 day a week trading. Bids and offers can be loaded up and matched by someone across the world,...

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Northern Italy Releases

Northern Italy Releases

These wines were released during the struggles of Covid-19 but have managed to capture the market’s attention and further boost the market share of a growing region  – Piedmont ytd has taken over 45% of Italy trade value, up from 28% in 2019 and 18% in 2016. Barolo...

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Whisky on the Exchange

Whisky on the Exchange

Part of the continued broadening of the secondary market involves a larger range of whiskies active on the exchange. There is no surprise here, as a wee dram pair excellently with the end of a long day’s work, particularly as the nights draw in. George Bernard Shaw...

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Liv-ex 1000 rises 0.98% in September

Liv-ex 1000 rises 0.98% in September

Trade negotiations and Brexit anxieties have led to ongoing sterling volatility, but the fine wine market has shown cautious optimism in September. Its broadest measure, the Liv-ex 1000, rose 0.98% in sterling terms to close the month at 351.46. The index is positive...

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Liv-ex 100 rises 1.41% in September

Liv-ex 100 rises 1.41% in September

The Liv-ex 100 index – the industry benchmark – rose 1.41% in September to close the month at 310.39. Sterling weakness over the month (-1.0%) contributed, with value and volumes traded rising on the previous month. Wine prices have increased for the fourth...

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Talking Trade – September ends with a sparkle

Talking Trade – September ends with a sparkle

Surrounded by excitement for the latest La Place releases, September saw total trade by value increase 22% on August. Despite global economic uncertainty and a second Covid-19 wave in Europe, fine wine trade was up 15% by value and 85% by volume on September last...

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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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