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Can investors afford not to include Burgundy in their fine wine portfolios?

It’s a rare month that goes by without a headline in either the drinks trade press or mainstream media on the outstanding prices being achieved on the sale of rare Burgundy wines. Christies held its final fine wine sale of the year in Geneva on the 11thNovember 2018 raising CHF2.8million (£2.2M), including an assorted case […]

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Fine wine outperforms UK and US financial markets in October 2018

All of the Liv-ex fine wine benchmarks saw a stronger performance than the FTSE 100 and S&P500 in October 2018. Liv-ex has released its monthly performance review for October 2018 to trade members and it comes as no surprise that fine wine has outperformed international equity markets which have experienced the largest monthly fall this year […]

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Halloween Horrors in Equity Markets not suffered by ‘safe haven’ Fine Wine

Global commentators reported on Halloween that the “stock market horrors” experienced across the globe in October 2018, from HK to NY, have seen key indices take dramatic falls and markets lose $billions in value. Some view the current malaise as a result of the deepening trade war between the world’s two strongest economies, a view […]

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Fine wine market responds to festive demand and critic’s view on Bordeaux 2016

Liv-ex’s industry update last week commented on the uplift on Champagne sales taking the region’s share of trade on the exchange to 18.5% in the week the 19 – 25th October. Demand for Champagne as hospitality companies and consumers start to stock up ahead of the Festive season has driven trade and price movement. Cristal and […]

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Penfolds Grange 2018 collection hits the market!

We haven’t heard much from Down Under this year so news this week of Australia’s top vineyard’s latest release definitely stirs up interest. Probably the only southern hemisphere wine estate producing wines of such quality and rarity to support a strong secondary market, Penfolds Grange is a key focus for wine investors looking for growth […]

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VIN-X FINE WINE MARKET REPORT October 2018

RECORD-BREAKING WINE SALES AND IDENTIFYING FUTURE VALUE: Our monthly market report provides an update on the performance of the key market indices published by Liv-ex  along with a round-up on the industry news, critics’ views  and top tips for investors in fine wine. This month’s Vin-X report will allow you to: Get the latest market data […]

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Record breaking DRC sale shows the demand for top quality fine wine is at an all-time high

Sotheby’s NY auction of extremely rare fine wine owned by the esteemed Burgundy negociant, Robert Drouhin, has broken records and attracted the attention of the world’s media. Two bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 1945 were auctioned by Sothebys in New York on the 13th October, the first raising US496,000 (£377,000) and the second […]

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Bubbling, effervescent Champagne shows strength and stability as an investment

Liv-ex has just circulated an enlightening report to its trade members on the evolution of the growing secondary market for the very best wines of Champagne and their importance as an inclusion in a fine wine portfolio. The report’s opening statement reads: “Champagne is a unique product among its fine wine peers. Its distribution network is […]

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Should fine wine be classed as a ‘Safe Haven Asset’?

What do we mean when we describe an asset as a ‘safe haven’? Generally, these are investments that protect value; at least maintaining or increasing in price during periods of financial or economic uncertainty and downturns. These assets should preserve capital, withstand market volatility and provide diversification across a portfolio. What does a ‘safe haven […]

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WSET Report: A Past, Present and Future view of the Fine Wine Market

Liv-ex trade members have been provided with a report on the evolution of the Fine Wine Market prepared by Sarah Phillips DipWSET which provides a concise review of the development of the market and investing in fine wine. The report traces the origins of trading wine to ancient civilisations and the key developments which have […]

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