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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 […]

Category: Wine Investment

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 […]

Category: Wine Investment

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 […]

Category: Wine Investment

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 […]

Category: Wine Investment

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 […]

Category: Wine Investment

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 […]

Category: Wine Investment

The ‘Power of Parker Perfection’

Robert Parker Jnr has probably been the single most influential individual on the modern fine wine market, becoming the trusted authority on quality whose opinion has moved markets in the most valuable wines in the world. A wine awarded 100 points by Parker is extremely rare, has the highest quality rating and should, by association, […]

Category: Wine Investment

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2008 – Full moon ceremonies, lucky numbers and fine wine!

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2008 was at the ‘eye of the storm’ in late 2010 / early 2011 as the Chinese demand for the Bordeaux First Growths hit its peak, in part driven by the 2008 vintage wines becoming available. The number 8 has long been regarded as the luckiest number in Chinese culture, linked to […]

Category: Wine Investment

VIN-X FINE WINE MARKET REPORT SEPTEMBER 2018 – AVAILABLE NOW

Every 4 – 6 weeks we publish a review on the fine wine market gathering together key performance data and relevant trade information we believe is important to share with fine wine investors and those considering entering the market. In our September 2018 Fine Wine Investment Market Report we take our usual look at the […]

Category: Wine Investment

First Growth Latour – a sign of things to come?

Chateau Latour releases a top vintage second wine at a 20% premium. The Bordeaux First Growths’ second wines have grabbed attention and market share over the last 12 months. Chateau Lafite’s Carruades-Lafite has been one of the highest volume traded wines on Liv-ex in 2018. With this back-drop we look at the release this month of […]

Category: Wine Investment