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Liv-ex 100 closes 2023 down 14.1%

Published:  09 January, 2024

After several years of enjoying relative immunity to the surrounding socioeconomic turmoil, the fine wine sector finally succumbed in 2023, suggesting investments are not as fail-safe as they once were.

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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. 

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Analysis: Champagne Supernova

Published:  13 November, 2023

Champagne’s star has certainly risen of late – in fact, the sector has broken its own record. James Bayley has the figures behind the phenomenal growth.

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Spanish wine has potential in diversity

Published:  23 October, 2023

Spain is seen as exciting and in evolution by those in the know. But the wider industry and consumers still stick to Rioja. How can Spain’s multiplicity infiltrate the UK mainstream? James Bayley reports.

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Fine wine trading decline slows, but ‘no clear bottom in sight’ says Liv-ex

Published:  13 October, 2023

A year into a global decline in fine wine trading the market remains volatile, though with some signs that the decline may be slowing.

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2022 ‘a missed opportunity’

Published:  04 July, 2023

The fine wine marketplace Liv-ex described Bordeaux En Primeur 2022 as ‘a missed opportunity’ in its latest report, due, in large part, to exceedingly high critic scores.

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Liv-ex records ongoing stagnation in fine wine market

Published:  07 June, 2023

Exchange platform Liv-ex has recorded a slump in the demand for luxury labels in recent times, as all its major indices show declines on a month-on-month and year-to-date basis.

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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.

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Managing the flames of Champagne demand

Published:  15 March, 2023

Out of the Covid frying pan into the cost of living fire – having experienced a strong bounce in premium sales, how is Champagne faring as inflationary pressures continue to impact? James Bayley reports.

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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.

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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.

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Burgundy 2021: A car crash waiting to happen?

Published:  27 January, 2023

Burgundy 2021 is what happens when you invest in an agricultural product that is dependent on environmental circumstances outside of the control of growers, merchants and buyers alike.

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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.

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30th vintage of Casa Real released on La Place de Bordeaux

Published:  20 September, 2022

Chilean winery Viña Santa Rita has released its 2019 Casa Real vintage on the La Place de Bordeaux marketplace.

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Fine wine goes global

Published:  07 September, 2022

Australia and Spain are at the forefront of an increasing number of ‘rest of the world’ (RoW) wines that are fuelling growth on the negociant-driven La Place de Bordeaux marketplace.

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La Place ‘wave of expansion’ riden by Australia and Spain

Published:  24 August, 2022

Australia and Spain are at the forefront of an increasing number of ‘rest of the world’ wines that are fuelling new growth on the negociant-driven La Place de Bordeaux marketplace.

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Tech & Innovation: Detecting fine wine forgeries

Published:  17 August, 2022

According to a 2021 report from Business Insider, fake wine accounts for 20% of wine sold worldwide. If this is true, and many credible sources seem to agree, then the chances are you have drunk from a bottle containing fraudulent wine. The report referred to numerous cases of wine crime in recent history, including the seizure of 4,000 bottles of the counterfeit ‘super-Tuscan’ Bolgheri Sassicaia, which fetches up to £320 a bottle. 

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And the Oscar goes to… Bond and Bordeaux

Published:  25 March, 2022

For 92 years, the Oscars has been the most significant awards ceremony in the movie industry. Over the last nine decades, thousands of films have collected awards in various categories, from Best Picture to Best Special Effects. A large majority of those will feature some degree of alcohol consumption, incidental or otherwise.

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California crests a West Coast wave on Liv-ex

Published:  16 February, 2022

The number of Californian wines traded on Liv-ex has risen almost 480% over the last five years to reach a record high.

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Liv-ex unveils alcohol growth levels in wine

Published:  22 June, 2021

Alcohol levels in wine have been rising over the past 30 years, with certain regions continuing to climb, Liv-ex has revealed.

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