Bordeaux: beyond the First Growths

Bordeaux: beyond the First Growths Read more at http://www.blog.liv-ex.com/2015/11/bordeaux-beyond-the-first-growths.html The headline numbers for Bordeaux have been negative now for several years. The Liv-ex 50 (First Growths) is down 40% since the market’s peak; the Bordeaux 500 is down 20%; the region’s market share has fallen from 95% to 74%. However, as the chart above shows, Bordeaux…

Wine sales soar on China’s Singles’ Day festival

Wine sales soar on China’s Singles’ Day festival China’s Singles’ Day success China’s online wine and spirits retailers have reported strong rises in sales during the 2015 Singles’ Day shopping festival. Read more at https://www.decanterchina.com/en/?article=1230#DsGHTY2JxoPKfyz9.99 Retailer Yesmywine doubled sales on its Tmall.com outlet versus last year to hit CNY 40.5m (£4.2m) during China’s Singles’ Day,…

Bordeaux 2010: Back to the Future

Bordeaux 2010: Back to the Future Read more at http://www.blog.liv-ex.com/2015/10/bordeaux-2010-back-to-the-future.html If buyers of Bordeaux 2010 En Primeur had hopped into Marty McFly’s DeLorean DMC-12 and landed in 2015, what would they have discovered? For the buyers, the news – overall – would not have been good. Released at the peak of the market in June…

Talking Trade: 9-15th October

Talking Trade: 9-15th October Read more at http://blog.liv-ex.com/2015/10/talking-trade-9-15th-october.html While the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 drifted 0.1% this week, Bordeaux’s trade share rose above 80%. Italy had another strong week, while Burgundy’s share continued to wane. The major theme of the week was Bordeaux 2010, which dominated the table of top wines traded by value. Overall, the…

Bordeaux 2009 and 2010: Where are the price gaps?

Bordeaux 2009 and 2010: Where are the price gaps? Read more at http://www.blog.liv-ex.com/2015/10/bordeaux-2009-and-2010-where-are-the-price-gaps.html Bordeaux 2009 and 2010 are the two back-to-back vintages which are considered amongst the best of this century. Recently, Liv-ex explored the price gap between Montrose 2009 and 2010.  While both have 100 points from Robert Parker and come from these two comparably acclaimed…

Prices soar at Chateau Margaux auction in New York

Prices soar at Chateau Margaux auction in New York Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/prices-soar-at-chateau-margaux-auction-in-new-york-279063/#TBlKbH3pD0qF9v5o.99 Fine wine buyers are far from tired of top Bordeaux if the offer is right, suggests the result of a rare Sotheby’s auction of ex-cellar Chateau Margaux in New York that saw fierce bidding. Sotheby’s said its Chateau Margaux auction held in…