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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

Fine wine market leaps into Spring 2021 with record trade levels and rising growth

Spring 2021 has seen the fine wine market enjoy record levels of trade with strong sector growth and individual price performances. Liv-ex has published its March data to trade members, with all of its indices recording rising trend and a significant leap in levels up from February …

Bordeaux 2018 In-Bottle critics’ scores revealed – which En Primeur purchases delivered top returns?

The international critics have published their Bordeaux 2018 In-Bottle scores – find out which wines have been rated the highest quality where en primeur investors have already made significant gains

Fine Wine investment performance and top wines for growth Q1 2021

Fine wine investments have continued growing at a pace in the first quarter of 2021. Liv-ex reports increasing volume and value traded on the exchange with March recording the broadest month of trade with transactions in 1,250 distinct wines. Of these 130 are newcomers to the secondary market. We look at the top performers in the last year…

Burgundy investments back on the rise as Biden re-opens the door to US buyers

Burgundy was put back on the shopping list this March for US buyers and fine wine investors with Joe Biden’s suspension of the US Tariffs on the 5th March. Merchants and Liv-ex report an immediate impact on trade in March 2021 with increased demand especially for the big brand Bordeaux and Burgundy investment wines. Find out more…

Bordeaux En Primeurs 2020 – will you be investing?

The Bordeaux 2020 vintage en primeur tastings are just a month away – it’s time to be considering whether you will be adding the region’s new arrivals to your collection. The 2019 vintage was released to the market at discounts around 30% for some of the top wines, creating the most exciting en primeur campaign for investors in the last decade. Will 2020 offer similar opportunities?

Fine wine market continues to deliver strong returns to investors in Q1 2021

The fine wine market has had a robust start to 2021 with all of the Liv-ex Fine Wine indices in positive territory and the growth trends established in 2020 sustained in Q1 to date. We look at the latest performance data and top performing wines and regions for wine investors in Q1 2021…

US Tariffs Suspension sees an immediate demand for fine wine

The US Tariffs is now being addressed by President Biden. In a joint statement on the 5th March 2021, the EU and USA agreed to a mutual suspension of the EU & US Large Civil Aircraft WTO Dispute, with a four-month period to work to resolve the long running dispute announced resulting in an immediate surge in US buyers…