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A one-off bottle of the celebrated Italian producer's Colore wine has sold for 100,000 Swiss francs, said Switzerland-based merchant ARVI.
Following similar events in Catalonia, northwestern Spain has been hit by severe hailstorms with DOs Bierzo and Valdeorras likely to see both the 2024 and 2025 harvests severely affected.
A high-profile wine auction in Beaune shattered multiple world records en route to achieving total sales of €2m (£1.7m) this week.
Prices have, in turn, been bubbly
It's still June, but already there have been fire evacuations in Sonoma's wine country.
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is a notoriously Kafkaesque entity, with a maze of self-contradictory rules winemakers are required to navigate successfully or face unclear consequences.
The outlook for Spanish wine production is grim as adverse weather continues to impact the growing season.
Wine lovers around the world can bid online June 7–20 on rare Vintage Port, Bordeaux, Burgundy and more.
Exports of Bourgogne white wines to mainland China and Hong Kong surged last year, a development that BIVB President Laurent Delaunay described as norm-busting for a market traditionally dominated by red wines.
From Bordeaux to Burgundy, and the Loire to Languedoc, French growers are struggling with weather conditions.
Ultra rare vintages of wine and spirits continue to attract bidders who can drop six or seven figures on a bottle, but next-generation buyers are more interested in what newer producers are bottling.
An award-winning restaurant in Santa Barbara has acquired a 138-vintage vertical of Château d'Yquem, dating back to 1811.
King Charles III has bestowed the prestigious Royal Warrant upon Laurent-Perrier, affirming the Champagne House as an official supplier to the Royal Family.
Frost has severely impacted vineyards throughout France, leading some winemakers to estimate a 90% reduction in this year’s yield.
A final offering of rare gems from the Avery family’s historic wine collection will go under the hammer in June, and is set to include Château d’Yquem from the legendary 1921 vintage, auction house Christie's has said.
Bottles from famous names like Burgundy’s Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Krug Champagne and Macallan Scotch whisky helped propel Sotheby’s to a record total last year, the auction house has said.
Recent reports have highlighted a slight dip in the secondary market for rare whiskies – after a record run – but there remains steady demand for Tuscany's leading Super Tuscans and Brunellos.
Up to 70% of the world’s wine producing regions could become unsuitable for grape growing if global warming exceeds 2°C, according to a new study.
The world’s greatest actors, directors and producers will sip Brad Pitt’s Fleur de Miraval Champagne at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony for the third year running.
Château Angélus has unveiled a special bottle for its 2022 vintage to symbolise the start of a ‘new era’.
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 expects to fetch a record $50m when it auctions off Taiwanese entrepreneur Pierre Chen’s ‘mythical’ wine collection.
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.
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.
Christie’s first online “California Only” auction will bring Napa cult wines to an auction in Los Angeles this September.
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.
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. 
UK wealth managers see demand for fine wine outstripping other passion assets, such as watches, luxury handbags, and art, new research shows.
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.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate has published its Bordeaux 2022 report, scores and tasting notes.  
Amidst rising inflation and a looming recession, investors will be keen to diversify their portfolios to mitigate today’s uncertain economic landscape.
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.
As the year unfolds, the shifting secondary market landscape in the Asia-Pacific market will undoubtedly see more opportunities being created from all regions. 
As the year unfolds, the shifting secondary market landscape in the Asia-Pacific market will undoubtedly see more opportunities being created from all regions. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ll of its regional sub-indices rose.  The Champagne 50 was the best-performing sub-index for the fourth consecutive month.
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.
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%.
The secondary fine wine market has reached new heights over the past two years but as prices continue to rise, where should investors look?
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.
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.
There has been plenty of activity in the American market over June, especially those wines coming from the heart of California.
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%.
The California 50 index has outperformed the Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 over the past year, providing better returns than Bordeaux and Italy. 
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.
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%.
The sustained ascent of the indices demonstrates the resilience of the fine wine market against various global headwinds.
Fine wine continues its upwards trajectory, with the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index reporting a 16% increase in wine investment across 2021.
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.
January was an active month for the fine wine market – the second best in terms of volumes traded in its history.
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.
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.
Wine collectors are stepping up their efforts to secure some of the world’s greatest wines before global warming wipes them out.
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.)
Prices in the fine wine market have been increasing across all major regions in 2021, according to a new report by Liv-ex.
Fine wine prices rose across all regions in November, during what is now the market’s longest bull-run in history.
The California 50 tracks five of the state’s leading labels: Harlan, Ridge, Dominus, Screaming Eagle and Opus One.
Champagne's prices have risen 30% in the last year, more than any other region. Champagne has taken 8.1% of the market.
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.
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.
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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