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Emirates invests £40m in fine wines in 2023
Emirates is introducing a new array of exceptional wines onboard global flights in 2024, as 2023’s investment into wine and champagne tops £40 million.
Sotheby’s presents the most valuable wine collection ever to hit the market
Sotheby’s expects to fetch a record $50m when it auctions off Taiwanese entrepreneur Pierre Chen’s ‘mythical’ wine collection.
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Italian & Spanish wine supply to plunge to six-year lows
Italy and Spain will produce their smallest vintages in six years in 2023, with winemakers in both countries suffering extreme weather that decimated grape harvests, according to official forecasts and industry groups.
Petrus
Petrus collection helps Sotheby’s auction hit $9.3m sales in US
A vast single-owner cellar featuring a 'century of Petrus', as well as other Bordeaux and Burgundy royalty, has driven Sotheby’s to its second biggest sales total from a wine auction in the US.
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Largest ever Screaming Eagle collection comes to auction
Christie’s first online “California Only” auction will bring Napa cult wines to an auction in Los Angeles this September.
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Extreme weather may cut Italy’s 2023 wine harvest
Italy’s wine harvest could shrink in 2023, due to the effects of intense heat, storms and other forms of extreme weather linked to climate change, agriculture group Coldiretti has said.
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Bonhams to auction an ‘outstanding’ Burgundy collection alongside big names from Italy, France and USA.
A collection of rare Burgundies from private collections are the headline lots in Bonham’s upcoming two day Fine & Rare Wine sale, including a rare six-bottle case of Romanée-Conti 2002, which is being sold for charity. 
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Fine wine attracts the most demand among ‘passion assets’
UK wealth managers see demand for fine wine outstripping other passion assets, such as watches, luxury handbags, and art, new research shows.
Liv-ex 2022 Bordeaux En Primeur survey results
Liv-Ex 2022 Bordeaux En Primeur Survey Results
Liv-ex members represent the largest pool of professional fine wine traders in the world and are estimated to account for 90% of fine wine turnover globally.
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Wine Advocate Publishes Bordeaux 2022 Scores
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate has published its Bordeaux 2022 report, scores and tasting notes.  
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Fine Wine Favoured Over Gold During Economic Uncertainty
Amidst rising inflation and a looming recession, investors will be keen to diversify their portfolios to mitigate today’s uncertain economic landscape.
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How Champagne Has Outpaced The Stock Market In Recent Times
The story of Champagne includes Romans bringing vines to present-day France, monks perfecting the carbonation process, and historically appealing returns for investors. In an ever more volatile stock market, alternative assets are becoming more popular. This includes fine wine and spirits such as Champagne.
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The Top Traded Wines And Vintages In The Asia-Pacific
As the year unfolds, the shifting secondary market landscape in the Asia-Pacific market will undoubtedly see more opportunities being created from all regions. 
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The Most Searched For Wines In Asia In 2022
As the year unfolds, the shifting secondary market landscape in the Asia-Pacific market will undoubtedly see more opportunities being created from all regions. 
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88% Of Ultra-High-Net-Worth Indians Saw Their Wealth Grow In 2022
Even though 2022 was marred by an extended era of instability and insecurity, 88% or nearly 9 out of 10 Indian ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) saw their wealth grow during that year.
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Burgundy 2021 En Primeur Release Volumes Under Pressure
A small vintage means Burgundy lovers are likely to see lower release volumes overall in the latest en primeur campaign, particularly for white wines, merchants have said.
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The Most Traded Vintages Across Different Regions
Although the secondary market is widely regarded as a place to acquire older vintages, trade data suggests that the most in-demand vintages are often the most recent.
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Liv-Ex Wine Market Report For November
The Liv-ex 1000 was driven by the performance of the Champagne 50. The sub-index rose 2.1% in October and was the best performing of the seven sub-indices for the fifth month in a row.
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Rising Demand For Rhône, US And Italian Wines
Bordeaux maintained its leading share of trade this week. Burgundy and Champagne both declined, with Burgundy regaining its place as the second most-traded region – though Champagne remains a close third.
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Champagne Trade & Italian Trade In October
Champagne accounted for 20.3% of trade in the first week of October. Taittinger’s Comtes de Champagne, Louis Roderer Cristal and Jacques Selosse were among the week’s top-traded labels.
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Liv-Ex 1000 Rises By 2.1% In September
ll of its regional sub-indices rose.  The Champagne 50 was the best-performing sub-index for the fourth consecutive month.
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The Fine Wine Market Shows Unwavering Stability Amid Economic Uncertainty
The graph below measures the volatility of the FTSE 100 in comparison to the Livex Fine Wine 50 which tracks the 10 most recent physical vintages of the Bordeaux first growths.
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Liv-Ex 1000 Rose By 0.1% In August
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 rose 0.1% in August. Three of its regional sub-indices rose and three ran flat.The Champagne 50 was once again the biggest riser, up 2.1%, while the Rest of the World 60 dipped 2.2%.
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The Rising Price Of Fine Wine Across Different Regions
The secondary fine wine market has reached new heights over the past two years but as prices continue to rise, where should investors look?
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Liv-Ex 1000 Rises 0.4% In July
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 index, the broadest measure of the secondary market, rose 0.4% in July, which shows the ongoing resilience of the secondary market despite external pressures.
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Fine Wine Prices Continue To Rise In June
The Liv-ex 100 Fine Wine index has risen by 0.7% for the fourth month in a row. The increase was in part by the weak performance of the Pound.
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California Wine Outperforms Broader Market Ahead Of Independence Day
There has been plenty of activity in the American market over June, especially those wines coming from the heart of California.
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Liv-Ex Wine Report For June Market Released
The Liv-ex 100 went up 0.7% – the same increase as the previous two months – while the Liv-ex 1000 made a more notable move of 1.6%.
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Californian Wine Investment Returns
The California 50 index has outperformed the Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 over the past year, providing better returns than Bordeaux and Italy. 
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Champagne Still Fizzing On Fine Wine Market In 2022
Strong buyer demand for prestige cuvée Champagne has continued in the early months of 2022, with more price rises for top labels on the secondary market, say merchants and analysts.
Liv-ex April Market Report
Liv-Ex April Market Report Released
Fine wine enjoyed an uptick in activity in March, with trade value up 21.5% on the previous month and the number of wines trading up 19.6%.
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Fine Wine Prices Remain Resilient To Global Headwinds
The sustained ascent of the indices demonstrates the resilience of the fine wine market against various global headwinds.
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Liquid Gold: Fine Wine Investment Surges Ahead As The Wealthy Become Wealthier
Fine wine continues its upwards trajectory, with the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index reporting a 16% increase in wine investment across 2021.
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Fine Wine Market And War In Ukraine
The fine wine market holds steady as mainstream markets react to war in Ukraine. Fine wine managed to maintain its upward movement in February despite the headwinds that affected mainstream assets.
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A Strong Start To The New Year For Fine Wine
January was an active month for the fine wine market – the second best in terms of volumes traded in its history.
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The Fine Wine Investment Market Ends 2021 At A Record High
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index rose 23.1% in 2021, outperforming gold and the FTSE 100. The industry benchmark has been trending upwards since May 2020, with the fine wine market continuously breaking records.
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The Future Of Fine Wine In 2022
As we welcome in a new year, it’s a time to reflect on the past 12 months and look forward to what’s next. While 2021 has seen COVID lockdowns, volatile markets and Brexit challenges, it’s been a stellar year for fine wine investment.
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Race To Buy Fine Wine Speeds Up As Climate Concerns Grow
Wine collectors are stepping up their efforts to secure some of the world’s greatest wines before global warming wipes them out.
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Wine Booming As An Investment Option
For the past two years, fine wine has been a better investment than the Dow Jones Industrial Average (but not the S&P 500). Fine wine has been a better investment than crude oil or gold. (It also tastes better.)
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Fine Wine Market Breaks Records In 2021, Says Liv-Ex
Prices in the fine wine market have been increasing across all major regions in 2021, according to a new report by Liv-ex.
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Fine Wine Prices Continue To Rise Across All Regions
Fine wine prices rose across all regions in November, during what is now the market’s longest bull-run in history.
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California 50 Provides Better Returns Than Bordeaux & Italy In 2021
The California 50 tracks five of the state’s leading labels: Harlan, Ridge, Dominus, Screaming Eagle and Opus One.
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Champagne’s Most Sparkling Year Ever
Champagne's prices have risen 30% in the last year, more than any other region. Champagne has taken 8.1% of the market.
Three Moet & Chandon bottles of Champagne in a champagne bucket as champagne prices on the rise
Champagne Prices Rising Fast On Fine Wine Market, Says Bordeaux Index
Price gains for top vintage Champagnes have been a key trend on the fine wine market in recent weeks, suggests new data, following on from a good performance in the first half of the year.
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Italy Becomes ‘Dominant Force’ On Fine Wine Market
Italy has become a ‘dominant force’ on the fine wine market, with the country’s previously under-represented regions rising in importance on the secondary market, according to global fine wine marketplace Liv-ex.
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Fine Wine Beats Cars & Handbags As Luxury Investment
Fine wine has outperformed other luxury goods, from expensive cars to watches, as an investment prospect over the past year, shows new data.

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