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Capital Vintners: Burgundy 2011 Report

The Burgundy Report called it a “precocious vintage”. Others have noted that the 2011 Burgundies could be something special. The buzz is good so far for this highly sought-after French wine region. The red Burgundies have been described as having a ‘lightness in body, shape and mouthfeel and a focus on purity.’ Some producers have already […]

 

Liv-ex hits record number of trading wines

The London International Vintners Exchange (Liv-ex) hit a new record this week in terms of active markets. There are now more than 3000 separate wines with a bid or offer against them on the exchange, a 50 per cent rise since June. Buyers are clearly starting to diversify their portfolios. Burgundies are booming this year […]

 

WHY EMERGING WINE PRODUCING COUNTRIES ARE NO MATCH FOR BORDEAUX, AND TOO MUCH CHOICE AT THE SUPERMARKET ISN’T AN ENTIRELY GOOD THING

On the 4th June, BBC Radio 4 did a section on the London International Wine fare discussing the latest market trends. The major talking points were low-alcohol wines and emerging wine countries such as Canada, Mexico, Croatia and Lithuania. Incidentally Canada is number 32 on the world’s list of total wine output. Croatian wine succeeded by getting Marks […]

 

THERE’S BUCKS IN FIZZ

Champagne is not just seen as a drink for special occasions but as an asset. Fine art, wine and even stamps are often featured in the collections of wealthy clientele all over the world, and can grow in value over time – but what about Champagne? Demand for Champagne has rocketed, helped by the Diamond Jubilee and […]

 

PATIENCE IN THE WINE MARKET IS NOW PAYING-OFF

A RECOVERY IS ON THE HORIZON AFTER LAST YEAR’S CORRECTION A recent article in the Financial Times (19th July 2012) will come as a relief to many buyers and sellers of fine wine. The last 12 months have been a bit of a whirl wind in the fine wine market; the Greek debt crisis, recession […]

 
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