Wine Market

Fine wine: strength in the face of adversity

The fine wine market has always been good at maintaining stability during times of economic uncertainty – in fact, that’s what it does best. During the recession of 2007/8, the S&P 500 fell by 38.5% while the Liv-ex 1000 kept its head above water at only -0.6%.  Why? As well as being a tangible asset, … Continued


Business booming post-lockdown for online auction houses

Back in March, as COVID-19 forced bidders to stay at home, auction houses Zachys and Sotheby’s were given no choice but to transform their businesses overnight. The result has been spectacular, with both auction houses surpassing projections and achieving record sales.  Zachys sets World Records at its first ever London auction Zachys was the first … Continued

En Primeur

En Primeur 2019: an unexpected success

No-one expected much of this year’s Bordeaux en primeur campaign. What with the looming uncertainty of Brexit on the cards, a market that was steadily losing interest due to the high prices and questionable quality of the 2018 vintage, and a virulent pandemic sweeping the globe, many didn’t expect it to happen at all.  What … Continued

Italian wines

Demand for Italian wine skyrockets

From the rolling fields of Tuscany to the patchwork vineyards of Piedmont, Italian fine wines are at the forefront of growth on the secondary market – in the first seven month of 2020, trade in Italian wines has risen by 70% in value on Liv-ex.  “Just this morning, the value of Italian wine trade in … Continued

Wine Harvest

Fine wine harvest 2020: so much wine, so little time

The wine regions of the world are all set for a corker of a year. In-keeping with the traditional Bordeaux ‘Rule of Five’ – that every vintage ending in five or zero since 1985 has been exceptional – 2020 promises to be another excellent year for wine, with favourable weather conditions and an abundant crop. … Continued