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Burgundy trading hits new heights and Barolo on roll as Bordeaux and Rhone fall

Published:  15 December, 2017

Burgundy has had its best trading year in a decade and is at an all-time high for 2017, according to Liv-ex, the global fine wine trading marketplace.

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Meet the buyers: Edward Gerard, Harrods

Published:  27 November, 2017

Harpers gets the lowdown from specialist retailer buyer Edward Gerard, buying manager for wines, spirits and cigars at Harrods

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Elicite: Fine Wine Sales Person

Published:  27 November, 2017

What did the grape say when it was crushed? Nothing, it just let out a little wine.

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Flint Wines secures Cantina del Pino distribution deal

Published:  09 October, 2017

Flint Wines has signed a deal as the exclusive distributor of Piedmont winery Cantina del Pino in the UK.

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Berry Bros appoints new buyer for Italy

Published:  03 October, 2017

Berry Bros & Rudd has appointed Italian wine specialist Davy Zyw as buyer for the category.

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High UK en primeur demand and Asian growth fuels strong BI sales

Published:  25 July, 2017

Fine wine trader BI has reported a 43% uplift in turnover to £50m for the first half of 2017, marking the strongest period of sales for the company for several years.

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Woodwinters talks plans for London and beyond

Published:  03 July, 2017

Despite the Brexit-induced cloud hanging over London, the draw of the city and pressure from winery partners to be represented in the capital was behind Woodwinters’ decision to open up an office in the south.

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Woodwinters plans UK-wide reach from new London office

Published:  29 June, 2017

Scottish agency and fine wine merchants Woodwinters is heading south of the border in order to give its agencies better distribution around the UK.

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UK growth central to Vega Sicilia's expansion plans

Published:  16 December, 2016

Vega Sicilia is to increase its presence in Britain in a bid to capitalise on swelling demand for Spain and high end wines

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Former California cult winery owner, Charles Banks, charged with fraud

Published:  12 September, 2016

Former owner of Screaming Eagle and Mayacamas, both cult wineries in California, Charles Augustus Banks IV, was charged on Friday 9 September 2016 with two counts of fraud.

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Insights: What lies ahead following En Primeur?

Published:  03 May, 2016

It has been nearly five years since the Bordeaux fine wine market, which had been riding an incredible high, came to a screeching halt and it has been on a downward spiral ever since - until now.

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Insights: Some chateaux urge Bordelais to be 'very prudent' with en primeur pricing

Published:  21 April, 2016

Bernard Magrez and his daughter Cecile Daquin, of Chateau Pape Clement, are urging other chateaux owners to be 'very prudent' this year when it comes to en primeur pricing.  "This could be the last chance for Bordeaux" to woo back buyers warns Daquin.

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July fine wine prices soften but fund management firm expects a swing back in the autumn

Published:  21 August, 2015

A leading wine investment fund manager says it expects prices to rise again in the autumn after softening during the summer.

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AI better than humans at predicting value of wine, new study finds

Published:  07 August, 2015

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be successfully used to predict fluctuations in the price of fine wines, according to a recent study from researchers at University College, London.

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Price moves are positive but wine investment market not yet 'normal' says specialist fund manager

Published:  22 July, 2015

A leading wine investment fund management company says that the fine wine market is "by no means back to anything that can be considered normal" despite a recent recovery in prices.

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Stanley Gibbons buys Bid For Wine online auction platform

Published:  20 July, 2015

Stamp and antique dealer Stanley Gibbons Group has bought the online fine wine auction platform Bid For Wine.

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Bordeaux group sends wine under the sea in a bid to accelerate ageing

Published:  20 July, 2015
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Parker factor gives investment market a lift and promises 'high returns' - analyst report

Published:  14 July, 2015

A US investment analyst has suggested that a recent bounce back in market prices of fine wine has made it an attractive long-term proposition.

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Burgundy and Champagne vineyards celebrate after being declared UN world heritage sites

Published:  06 July, 2015

Vineyards in Burgundy and champagne have been listed as United Nations world heritage sites.

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Bancroft sets out expansion strategy as it chalks up 25 years in the wine business

Published:  30 June, 2015

Agency company Bancroft Wines is aiming to build its business in on-trade national accounts and expand its footprint in independent wine merchants as it enters its second quarter of a century.

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Berry Bros & Rudd boosts event capacity with state-of-the-art cellar

Published:  26 June, 2015

Wine merchant to the royal family Berry Bros & Rudd has opened a new cellar at its London base, to increase its capacity for private wine events.

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AWC launches cellar curation service and displays wine box made from Versailles tree

Published:  25 June, 2015

AWC Fine Wines has launched a cellar curation service for clients.

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Online wine auction raises £10k for The Benevolent

Published:  05 June, 2015

Online wine auction GrapePip has handed over a cheque for £10K to the UK drinks industry charity, The Benevolent.

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Field Morris & Verdin launch new Italian fine wine division, headed by former Berry Bros buyer

Published:  05 June, 2015

Field Morris & Verdin, the agency and wholesale division of Berry Bros. & Rudd Ltd, is launching a new Italian fine wine division, DBGitalia. 

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En primeur - a mixed bag and a missed opportunity, experts say

Published:  03 June, 2015

This year's en primeur campaign has been a mixed bag that failed to capitalise on the chance to reset the market, according to fine wine investment experts.

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En primeur: "encouraging signs" from first chateaux to release prices

Published:  27 April, 2015

One of Chateau Lafite's subsidiary châteaux became the first to release prices for en primeur 2014 - and the signs are "encouraging", according to fine wine specialists.

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En primeur facing a 'phoney war' as chateaux hold back on prices

Published:  16 April, 2015

Prices for en primeur 2015 are widely anticipated to be released in the next two weeks - but châteaux owners seem to be wary of committing themselves, a leading fine wine investment expert has warned.

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Fine wines sales from Burgundy and Rhone see strong demand, e-merchant says

Published:  14 April, 2015

Online prices for fine wines from Burgundy and the Rhône rose in March, according to international fine wine e-merchant iDealWine - but Bordeaux prices have fallen by around 1.23%.

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En primeur: great quality, but don't hold your breath on price

Published:  02 April, 2015

First impressions on this year's en primeur seem to be that the quality is there - but don't hold your breath about prices coming down.

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Bancroft wines restructures and strengthens the team as profits rise 10%

Published:  31 March, 2015

Bancroft Wines is restructuring to create four wine divisions dedicated to its key sales channels.

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Demand surges for bigger bottles of wine

Published:  06 January, 2015

Demand for bigger bottles of wine is increasing, with one retailer predicting sales will rise by 8% in the next 12 months.

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Liv-ex optimistic about fine wine market heading into 2015

Published:  18 December, 2014

Bordeaux's fine wine market "looks to be recovering", says fine wine exchange Liv-ex, whose 100 index has showed gains over the past four months, with its 50-index holding steady since July.

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Liv-ex: Value of trades drops 19% in November 2014

Published:  10 December, 2014

According to the Liv-ex's most recent market report, "the value of trades in November was down 19% on this time last year" signalling the on-going challenge of Bordeaux's most iconic wines continually demanding the historical prices of just a few years ago.

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Fine wine merchant AWC appoints David Murphy operations manager

Published:  05 December, 2014

Fine wine and spirits merchant AWC has appointed David Murphy, formerly of Wine Networks and Liberty Wines, operations manager, as its business grows. 

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Downward slide in fine wine prices halts, says Wine Asset Managers

Published:  02 December, 2014

The downward slide in fine wine trading has halted with flat prices for the three months since July 2014, but a change in perception has made consumers once ready to cough up £14,000 for Lafite 2008 now reluctant to part with £5,000.

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Bordeaux's fine wine market ripe for recovery, says Liv-ex chief

Published:  11 November, 2014

Four years of falling prices have brought the Bordeaux market to its "lowest ebb since the early 1970s", meaning now is a good time to enter the market.

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H2Vin boosts fine wine focus with two new recruits

Published:  20 October, 2014
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Wine experts in war of words over fine wine as worthwhile investment

Published:  20 October, 2014

Wine experts are at loggerheads over whether it's worth investing in fine wine or not.

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Will Beck: why there is plenty of life - and money - in wine investment

Published:  20 October, 2014

I read Stephen Forward's article entitled "It's time wine investment was consigned to the history books" with interest, not so much because I am a partner at a FCA authorised asset management company that specialises in fine wine investment, and therefore have more than a passing interest in the subject, but because it is rather inconsistent and ill-conceived.

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Bordeaux Index sees 'green shoots of recovery' in fine wine market

Published:  16 September, 2014

Fine wine merchant Bordeaux Index is seeing a recovery in the market thanks to growing demand for Bordeaux wines from the US and Asian markets.

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Farr Vintners buys Magnum Fine Wines

Published:  20 August, 2014

Farr Vintners has bought Magnum Fine Wines for an undisclosed sum as owner Alan Rayne has retired from the wine trade.

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Fine wine investors looking to pawn collections, says high end dealer

Published:  26 June, 2014

A high end London pawnbroker says wealthy clients are increasingly looking to pawn their fine wine collections to access cash, and that for him, fine wine is the top-performing luxury asset.

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Top Spanish wines tipped for growth in Asia

Published:  02 June, 2014

Antique Wine Company predicts that Spanish wines are heading for major growth in the Asian fine wine market, driven by the rapidly expanding Philippine market.

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?Liv-ex Fine Wine indices continue to decline

Published:  10 March, 2014

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index continued its slide reporting that February closed down for the eleventh consecutive month, closing at 252.50, down 0.9%, while the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 fell another 1.2% to 287.10.

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?Liv-ex launches the Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 index

Published:  20 January, 2014
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Bordeaux 2013 en primeur could shake up wine industry

Published:  16 January, 2014

Bordeaux's 2013 en primeur campaign may well be a "damp squib" thanks to a poor vintage and lack of interest from top journalists, but it could shake-up the trade and consumers.

While some critics are calling for the campaign to be called off, the Bordelais are imploring the trade and media to give the wines a chance, and merchants believe a bad campaign could revitalise the industry.

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Third year of decline for fine wine leads to 'healthier' position

Published:  08 January, 2014
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Fine wine market declines for third year says Liv-ex

Published:  20 December, 2013

 

The fine wine market has declined for an unprecedented third year in a row, according to the 2013 fine wine report from Liv-ex, the global marketplace for fine wine.

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Liv-ex Fine Wine Special Report 2013

Published:  20 December, 2013

Liv-ex, the global market place for fine wine specialists, has released its report on the fine wine market for 2013. Find out the key trends, the issues and how the market is set to decline for a third unprecedented year. Subscribers can download the special report.

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Published:  25 June, 2013

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