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Can the top 10 performing 2019 Bordeaux wines guide investors in 2020 en primeurs?

With Bordeaux 2020 en primeurs dominating market focus and the key First Growths still to release, we look at the performance of 2019 wines as a guide to investors in the latest vintage offering. See which top performers have achieved over 100% growth in 12 months …

Antonio Galloni – top Bordeaux 2020 En Primeurs  are “unquestionably dazzling”

Antonio Galloni, is the last of the key critics to provide an independent, qualitative guide for fine wine investors, on the new Bordeaux vintage and we get his critical opinion on the 2020 top en primeurs…

Fine Wine Market fizzes into Summer 2021 with 12 months of consecutive gains.

The fine wine market is in sparkling form! Liv-ex has just reported that May 2021 saw further increases on the exchange with its key benchmark, the Liv-ex 100, recording its twelfth month of consecutive growth. Up 13.2% since June 2020, find out which wines are delivering strong returns to investors now…

The Merchant’s Critic of Choice – Neal Martin rates Bordeaux 2020 an excellent vintage

Voted by Liv-ex merchant members as the most trusted quality guide on Bordeaux En Primeurs, Neal Martin has published his critical scores on the latest Bordeaux offering, providing a key quality guide on the 2020 vintage for fine wine investors. His view: “2020 is an excellent vintage” and “the truth is that generally 2020 does form the third in a trilogy of great vintages after 2018 and 2019”. Read more about his top wines of the vintage…

‘In the Pink’ Champagne delights fine wine investors

Rosé Champagnes are leading the current best performing sector of the fine wine market, find out which brands and vintages are delivering triple digit growth this year…

The Wine Advocate’s Lisa Perroti-Brown rates Bordeaux 2020 an outstanding enigma!

The Wine Advocate’s editor-in-chief and Bordeaux specialist, Lisa Perroti-Brown MW, observes in her report on the vintage en primeur tastings that 2020 is “an enigma” and a more challenging year to comprehend than 2018 or 2019 but with “far more potential”. Find out her top scored wines…

En Primeurs 2020 Update – St Emilion icons hit the market with promise of greatness

St Emilion’s Angelus, Cheval Blanc and Pavie have released their 2020 vintage en primeurs to the market – and the race is on! Three of the four top wines of St Emilion announced their release prices to the global wine trade today and allocations are now being secured. …

Petrus and Picasso Treasure Assets delivering ‘Out of This World’ Returns!

Fine wine and Art ‘Treasure Assets’ are making headlines again in May 2021. The recent private sale of a single bottle of Petrus with a price tag of US$1million and auction of a Picasso for US$103.4million (more than £73M including fees) yesterday illustrates the extraordinary values extremely rare luxury investments can achieve.

Which are the most important critics for fine wine investors?

Which of the influential fine wine critics should investors be guided by? Just a few years ago, without hesitation, the critical opinion the wine world wanted was that of Robert Parker Jnr. The founder of The Wine Advocate’s palate moved markets in fine wine. Find out which are the critics shaping the market today.

Find out which are the top performing wine regions in 2021

Performance data at the end of April 2021 shows further increases on the record levels the Liv-ex 1000 reached in March 2021. The exchange’s broadest measure is up an additional 1.34% in the fourth month of 2021, taking it to nearly 10% growth over the last year. But which are the strongest performing regions? …

Jancis Robinson MW releases Bordeaux 2020 Scores

Jancis Robinson MW has published her team’s critical view of the Bordeaux 2020 vintage. The UK’s most published wine critic has rated her top 2020 Bordeaux wines – see her scores for the leading investment wines of the vintage

Bordeaux 2020 en primeurs – be prepared to act fast

Bordeaux 2020 En Primeurs is expected to be a fast-paced campaign with smaller supply – be prepared to act fast! We will know about the quality of the vintage imminently as the first stage in this year’s en primeur campaign kicked off with the tastings this week. We look at the current expectations for the 2020s…

Best Wines for Investment in 2021

In a robust market, we look at which are the top wines for investment in 2021. Fine wine has delivered growth and ‘safe sanctuary’ during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Using the rationale that fine wine will provide a bed-rock of value to weather potential further storms in financial markets – which investment wines should you be considering in 2021?

Burgundy hitting bullish benchmarks in Spring 2021

Trade levels and price growth in Burgundy investment wines are at the highest level since the 2018 bull run – are wine investors positioning for another? Burgundy is currently recording trade levels not seen since the bull-run peaks of November 2018. Certainly, the US Tariff suspension has put additional energy into the market as North […]

James Suckling delivers first critical view on Bordeaux 2020s

The Bordeaux 2020 vintage in-barrel tastings have kicked off with James Suckling the first of the internationally renowned critics to publish tasting notes and scores. He has released his opinion on the first 200 wines tasted – get the first influential quality view on 2020