Behind the numbers: First Growth movers

Behind the numbers: First Growth movers The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index – tracking the price movements of the ten most recently physical vintages of the Bordeaux First Growths – is currently up 19.3% year to date after seeing some of the strongest upward movements in its history. It has outpaced stocks over this period:…

Bordeaux Big Guns Come Out Firing

Bordeaux Big Guns Come Out Firing The Bordeaux 2015 en primeur campaign, now in its endgame, should turn out to be the most exciting and profitable for many years. It is certainly the most talked-about – and the most divisive. Last week saw a flurry of major releases: Cos d’Estournel ($135 per bottle ex-negoce), Margaux…

Talking Trade: 8th – 14th April

Talking Trade: 8th – 14th April The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 has maintained its upward momentum this week, reaching 284.05 on Thursday. This is its highest level since late March 2014. Trade by value and volume on the Exchange was also higher. There has been keen interest in Bordeaux 2013 now the vintage has started…

“Perfect” Haut Brion performance

“Perfect” Haut Brion performance According to Robert Parker, there are three recent Haut Brion vintages worthy of a ‘perfect’ 100-point score: the “exquisite” 2005, the “extraordinarily complex” 2009 and the “ethereal” 2010. Both the 2009 and 2010 were awarded 100 points in Parker’s first in-bottle reviews, while 2005 was initially scored 98 points in bottle…

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,…

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…