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You are hard-pushed to find a better way to fill time than visiting the great Chateaux of Bordeaux on a day warm with early Spring sunshine. The vines in February feel embryonic, slimly aligned to the training wires, pre-leaf and bud, dormant and expectant. Just like the great houses themselves, sat amidst the hectares and […]
Lauded by the world’s most influential wine critic as “Unquestionably the greatest Bordeaux vintage I have ever tasted” the 2009 wines are now being tasted at ten years old. Parker rated the quality of the Bordeaux wines in 2009 as fantastic across the region and that it was the finest vintage since 1982, surpassing the […]
The fine wine industry’s key critics have all now published their in-bottle scores on the Bordeaux 2016 vintage. In barrel tastings in early 2017 indicated that this was a very good vintage and the tastings over the last few weeks as the wine is starting to be shipped in bottle has generally exceeded high expectations. […]
Liv-ex has published a trade report analysing the trends in its current top performing region as the market focus turns to the Burgundy 2017 vintage en primeur campaign. The report states that the Liv-ex Burgundy 150 has delivered a compound annual growth rate of 12.7% since the regional index was established in December 2003. It […]
The Wall Street Journal published an article on the 31st December stating that investors in luxury assets such as fine wine had been the market winners in 2018, seeing these investments outperform stocks and bonds. Liv-ex Director, Anthony Maxwell, commented to the author, Avantika Chilkoti, that there is an increasing demand for tangible assets as people look […]
Whilst trying not to sound like a broken record, the facts are that market conditions continue to be extremely challenging for investors. Hints of a Chinese manufacturing recession and Brexit has investors looking for ‘Safe Havens’ and 2018 ended up being the worst year for global stock markets since the financial crisis a decade ago. […]
Liv-ex’s end of year analysis reviews the performance of the exchange’s key bench-marks against international financial markets since 2003 and comes out on top. The key Liv-ex 100 and Liv-ex 1000 benchmarks have risen by 213.9% and 258.2% respectively compared to US equities weighing in at 143.9% over the same period, UK stocks a considerably […]
The annual ranking of the top 100 fine wine brands in 2018 has been published by Liv-ex in its annual Power 100 Report. Liv-ex compiles the grading from a list of all the wines traded on the exchange during the 12-month period from the 1stSeptember 2017 to 31stAugust 2018 and then groups them by brand. […]
We live in unpredictable times for sure and the markets are responding with blue-chip equities taking the punches. Currency markets are also feeling the stress with Sterling bumping around in a nerve-jangling way! Of course, for the lucky few, there is money to be made in volatility but there are also losses and a stable […]
The financial markets have been a little calmer in November, compared to a very volatile October which saw an 8 per cent dive in the value of global equities, a loss of US$4.5 trillion off the MSCI World Index. November may have seemed calmer but there was still volatility in some sectors with the backdrop […]