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Buyer’s Spotlight with Jason Millar: Burgundy 2022

Published:  15 February, 2024

Dipping into the Burgundy tasting season, Jason Millar says there is value to be found.


Bordeaux Index: Fine wine takes a tumble in 2023

Published:  22 January, 2024

‘Frenzied activity’ characterised the fine wine market during the second half of 2021 and most of 2022 in particular for Champagne and Burgundy, when prices increased by 69% and 58% respectively according to Bordeaux Index. However, things were much more subdued in 2023, with the platform also predicting some return of optimism in 2024.


WineCap cautiously optimistic for 2024

Published:  11 January, 2024

Following news that the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index ended 2023 down 14.1%, WineCap has outlined its expectations for the year ahead, amid a ‘correction phase’ which might present opportunities for investors. 


Fine wine no longer ‘pillar of stability’ in tumultuous market

Published:  11 December, 2023

In 2022, fine wine established itself as a powerful alternative amidst times of economic turmoil, a pillar of stability in an otherwise volatile equities market. 


Badet Clément goes back to its roots with Delaunay rebrand

Published:  23 October, 2023

Historic French company Badet Clément will once again be known by its Delaunay name, after a ‘lucky twist’ enabled the family to buy back the name which was lost three decades ago.


Naked Wines press tasting: 'The next big thing is Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhone'

Published:  15 September, 2023

From start-up to grown-up, Naked Wines’ press tasting in central London boasted a growing range of French classics to complement its portfolio of independent winemakers from across the world.


Independents: Cutting it fine

Published:  14 August, 2023

From ‘classics’ to new contenders, Chris Losh sizes the trends at the high end.


France Report: Agile approach

Published:  26 June, 2023

Frozen out at the entry level by difficult harvests, and with increasingly eye-watering prices at the top, France is having to be nimble as a category – though its brand equity remains high, writes Jo Gilbert.


Insatiable demand for En Primeur Burgundy and luxury Champagne may be weakening, suggests new report

Published:  03 May, 2023

A study published by investment firm WineCap has revealed several key trends that continue to shape the fine wine market in 2023, including a relatively lacklustre demand for 2021 Burgundy and expensive bubbly.


Fine wine remains relatively stable amidst economic uncertainty

Published:  14 April, 2023

In times of market turmoil, such as the 2008 financial crash, the coronavirus pandemic or the war in Ukraine, fine wine has proved itself to be an asset largely insensitive to macroeconomic uncertainty.


Liv-ex records modest growth in fine wine trades despite overall slump

Published:  06 March, 2023

Fine wine ‘guru’ Liv-ex continues to present a picture of a global market in stagnation, albeit there was some positive movement in February 2023.


Burgundy 2021: A car crash waiting to happen?

Published:  20 February, 2023

Low yields and high quality have caused prices for Burgundy vintage 2021 to soar. James Bayley assesses the outlook in an increasingly febrile market.


Liberty welcomes record number of visitors to familiar turf

Published:  20 January, 2023

Liberty Wines is celebrating a bumper tasting at its usual Oval hunting ground on Tuesday (17 February), where a record number of visitors made the pilgrimage to its annual portfolio event.


Cult Wines posts more positive outlook for Burgundy and Champagne

Published:  13 January, 2023

Fine wine investment platform, Cult Wines, closed 2022 with a ‘positive end to the year’, the company has revealed, with its Cult Wines Global Index concluding the 12 months with a 20.54% gain.


Florent Latour steps into top role at Maison Louis Latour

Published:  15 December, 2022

Maison Louis Latour, the family Burgundy-based wine negociant founded in 1797, has appointed Florent Latour as its new chairman – a role which will see him assume operational control of the company.


Champagne trade share at all-time high according to Cult Wine Investment

Published:  16 November, 2022

Fine wine investment specialist Cult Wine has released its 2022 Champagne report and the investment potential “speaks for itself” according to the experts.


Affordable Burgundy leads the charge for fine wine

Published:  30 September, 2022

Burgundy emerged as the dominant force in fine wine investment for September, Winecap has revealed in the latest analysis of its fine wine index, Wine Track, as the region grows its reputation as the leading investment area for price performance on the secondary market.


Burgundy optimistic about 2022 vintage, despite August heatwave

Published:  26 September, 2022

Early indications suggest that Burgundy will produce a good volume of high-quality wine from the 2022 vintage, exceeding initial expectations.


Depleted yields create ‘tension’ following a stellar year for Burgundy exports

Published:  28 March, 2022

Burgundy is struggling to keep up with rising demand, as a record revenue-producing year in 2021 now puts pressure on winemakers to make the most of depleted stocks.


Burgundy 2020

Published:  11 February, 2022

Lay & Wheeler’s Burgundy expert and buyer Catherine Petrie MW gives Andrew Catchpole the inside track on the 2020s campaign.