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Christie’s announced that the sale of the renowned collector, Benjamin Ichinose’s wine raised a record US$2.3million, making this the most valuable digital sale since the launch of its online auctions.
In times of economic uncertainty investors traditionally turn to safe havens with Gold the classic ‘go-to’, but it is important to note that Gold’s 14% 1H 2020 growth is matched by the top performing fine wines.
The April 2020 economic data published this morning by the ONS, stating an unprecedented 20% contraction in the UK economy, slams home the impact of Covid-19 on our nation’s financial health. The full impact in terms of jobs and investments is yet to be realised and investors are looking at opportunities to bolster value and […]
If ever there was a time to invest in a safe haven, tangible investment it’s summer 2020! Bordeaux may well have identified this as a moment to add to the appeal with the top Chateaux issuing their 2019 vintage at discounts around 30% to 2018. This year’s release from Bordeaux may have started in a […]
The Bordeaux 2019 vintage En Primeurs campaign has started without the usual foreplay in April when all the Chateaux normally open their doors for the world’s top wine critics, merchants and press to sample the latest vintage. Covid-19 threw the 2019 vintage campaign off-track and forced a new approach to a vintage launch. Tastings have […]
The release of Chateau Latour 2012 direct from the esteemed First Growth’s cellar is a historic moment – the first opportunity for anyone to acquire Latour 2012, and the first new release in 8 years. To top this the Chateau has priced its 2012 vintage fairly offering growth potential for investors. Top tip – get […]
It’s National Wine Day and as a nation of wine lovers it seems churlish not to raise a glass on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday to celebrate. In fact, to make it even more special we are offering the chance to win a magnum (1.5l) of the ‘original Prestige Rosé super star’– Chateau D’Esclans’ Whispering […]
A year ago, Robert Parker Jnr, the world’s most influential wine critic, stashed his ‘professional spittoon’ in the cupboard and retired from his public role tasting and rating wine, educating consumers, influencing trade and, importantly, the growers themselves. Parker will probably always be recognised as the ‘Godfather of Wine Critics’ – a role he carved […]
Fine wine’s investment performance is tracking as predicted – steady as a rock – whilst equities, bonds and other assets peak and trough the choppy seas of global financial markets, suffering the effects of Covid-19, a storm that is likely to prevail until, realistically, mass vaccines can be produced. We are all looking for signs. […]
Smart investors will work with experts to develop balanced, diversified portfolios to manage risk and hedge against negative influences and economic conditions, especially during periods of market volatility. Rarely have we experienced a more challenging environment than that being imposed on us by Covid-19. Fine wine is one of the very few assets that is […]
HM The Queen celebrated her 94th birthday in a rarely muted way this month with the traditional gun salutes silenced for only the second time during her reign. Covid-19 hasn’t however suppressed the fine wine investment market or our wish to mark a special moment where we can. With nine Champagne Houses currently holding royal […]
Q1 2020 has been dominated by the global Covid-19 pandemic and we look at which wines have reported the strongest growth over the period. Whilst Bordeaux continues to dominate the market by volume traded (average 50% market share) and rare Burgundy sales grab the headlines, Italian and US investment wines have seen sustained growth and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]