Anthony Maxwell, Liv-ex Director
Talking Trade: Haut-Brion 2009 Most Active

Trade by both value and volume dipped slightly this week. Bordeaux (59.5%), Burgundy (22.3%), Champagne (6.1%) and the USA (4.2%) all gained market share. Trade in Bordeaux was led by the 2009 and 2010 vintages, while that in Burgundy by the more recent 2017 and 2016....

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100-Point Masseto 2016 Released

The release is coming to the market at the same price as the 2015, which has risen 9% in value since its release last year.

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The Californian Wine Cult

Broadening trade and steadily rising prices point to a bright future for Californian wines on the market.

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Spotlight On Gaja

The Gaja story began in 1859, when Giovanni Gaja set up the winery with only two hectares of vineyards in Barbaresco.

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Why is Fine Wine Easier to Value than Art and Cars?

Common perceptions exist that these tangible assets, often put under the same roof, simply serve to diversify a portfolio; they are safe yet less liquid, and if worse comes to worst, can always be enjoyed.

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Regional Buying – At What Cost?

In the fine wine world, perceived value is not always synonymous with low prices.

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The Diverse Market for Fine Wine

Over the past decade, the fine wine market has diversified considerably. Regional trade has become much more balanced, rather than relying so heavily on Bordeaux, as we showed last week. Behind these regional trends, the number of different wines trading is also on the up....

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Final Thought: Bordeaux 2018, A Perplexing Vintage

The vintage was highly regarded among the critics—the extremely positive reception gave the campaign legs and turned some releases into great successes.

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Talking Trade: Louis Roederer Cristal 2006

Champagne's share of trade by value has soared to new heights—and the 2006 Louis Roederer Cristal is at the forefront.

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Five Times Robert Parker Moved the Bordeaux Market

With the recent news of Robert Parker's retirement, Liv-ex looks back at just five times—of very many—that the famed wine critic moved the Bordeaux market.

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