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US Fine Wine icons deliver near 3% growth outstripping equities in Q1 2020

With a backdrop of floundering financial markets and growing economic uncertainty investors are looking at tangible assets and US investment wines are an important target. Liv-ex reports today on the robust performance of US fine wines on the exchange and that top Napa brands have seen their trade share by value on Liv-ex rise to […]

What impact is Covid-19 having on the Fine Wine Market?

CUMULATIVELY FINE WINE IS THE TOP PERFORMING ASSET OVER FIVE YEARS. March has been the real critical impact month outside of Asia in the current pandemic and the first period where we can start to analyse fine wine data and the impact of Covid-19 at this still relatively early stage. PERFORMANCE Liv-ex’s April 2020 Market […]

Fine wine’s stability contrasts with extreme volatility in financial markets

Ahead of Liv-ex’s monthly trade report updating on fine wine market trends, expected imminently, we take a look at the back-drop of the state of global financial markets in March 2020. Covid-19 smashed into the UK and Europe last month and the challenges faced in Wuhan, China and the Far East suddenly became real with […]

Liv-ex trade share figures show current focus for fine wine investors

Liv-ex’s latest data on fine wine regional market share  illustrates the evolving composition of the trade in the secondary market in the last ten years and in particular we look at which regions have seen demand in the first quarter of 2020. In the Liv-ex figures published at the end of March 2020, we see […]

Fine wine labels – what do they tell you?

Fine wine labels have become massively important in terms of brand, value and aesthetic appeal for investment wines. Bordeaux First Growth, Chateau Mouton Rothschild has been the industry leader of the growing adoption of top producers commissioning great artists to design labels and in turn creating collector appeal. Wine bottle label information can sometimes get, […]

STABLE FINE WINE PROTECTS CAPITAL AS EQUITIES LOSE BILLIONS

FTSE FALLS 32% SINCE FEBRUARY 12TH 2020 WHILST FINE WINE A SAFE HAVEN STABLE FINE WINE IS HOLDING ITS VALUE AS EQUITIES LOSE BILLIONS  Source: Liv-ex.com 16th March 2020 CORONAVIRUS IMPACT – WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW? Fine wine performance compared with global equities and oil:   DAILY RECORD FALLS IN ALL GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS FTSE SEEING DAILY […]

Is COVID-19 a catalyst to an expanding Fine Wine market?

Is COVID-19 driving investors to fine wine? Liv-ex has reported recently that buyers taking advantage of ‘soft Sterling’ priced fine wine pushed overall trade value on the exchange up 50% on the previous week ending the 5th March. This period obviously coinciding with growing numbers of Coronavirus cases in the UK, significantly increased press intensity […]

Is Fine Wine a financial safe haven from COVID-19?

This morning the FTSE fell over 8% in the first 11 minutes of trading, oil prices dropped 30% and are now at their lowest level for 30 years, with financial market commentators worldwide drawing parallels to the 2008 banking crisis. The impact of COVID-19 is being felt across the world, we are watching with increasing […]

Why Invest in Wine?

Investing in fine wine is a growing trend as investors seek growth and value in the low interest rate environment that continues to prevail as we nudge into the third decade of the 21st Century. Wine investment is also now much better understood as information is more readily available with regular features in mainstream press […]

2020 Budget and economic turbulence could stimulate Tax-efficient Safe Havens like Wine

Investors are seeking out tax-efficient ‘safe-haven’ investments as jittery markets respond to the current economic challenges. Former Chancellor, Sajid Javid made his resignation speech to the Commons today with pointed reference to the “Cummings and goings” of the current internal politics of the Conservative party. Boris Johnson’s new Government’s first Budget is just two weeks […]

Is now the perfect time to acquire Bordeaux 2010 ahead of imminent Critics’ rescores?

Is now the perfect time to buy Bordeaux 2010? Just a week or two ahead of the expected publication of the top international wine critics’ ten-year on rescore of the uber-prime Bordeaux 2010 vintage, current prices should offer value especially if, as expected, the scores stimulate the market. Jane Anson has been the first noted […]

Happy Anniversary Liv-ex! The Fine Wine Stock Exchange is twenty years old in 2020

Liv-ex turns twenty this year and it is worth noting the significant impact the exchange has had on the fine wine market in the last two decades. Liv-ex was established in 2000 by former City professionals, Justin Gibb and James Miles, with just ten merchants as their first trade members. With the aim of delivering […]

Italy and Champagne wines deliver top growth in January 2020

The top five performing wines on Liv-ex for the first month of 2020 are Super Tuscans and iconic Champagnes. The imposition of 25 per cent tariffs on all wines being imported into the US except for sparkling wines and Italian last Autumn has, not unsurprisingly, seen the highest gains in January 2020 being made in […]

Which fine wines are the winners in a challenging market in January 2020

Liv-ex has reported its headline numbers and top performing fine wines for the first month of 2020 with a performance influenced by environmental conditions much as they were in Q4 last year, but now with the added impact of Coronavirus. Of course, these factors don’t exclusively impact the fine wine market and global trade tiffs, […]

Arts & Collections Magazine looks at Fine Wine as an Alternative Asset in 2020

Specialist collectors and luxury assets magazine, Arts & Collections launched its January 2020 edition with a dramatic cover image of Rhianna and featured an interview with Vin-X founder, Peter Shakeshaft. Chris Jenkins, the article’s author asks whether wine is a good investment and how does it compare with more readily recognised alternative assets such as […]