The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index has seen its biggest monthly rise in in two years, climbing nearly 2% in January, driven by 2005 Bordeaux.
One hundred Bordeaux châteaux are now owned by Chinese investors as interest in the region from China shows no sign of abating.
An ex-cellar collection of Mouton Rothschild has made over HK$32 million (£2.75m) at auction in Hong Kong, double the pre-sale estimate.
The late Baroness Philippine de Rothschild’s children have spoken of their plans for the future of Mouton Rothschild.
Over the last six months the famed 2005 vintage has been starting to move on Liv-ex, with a little help from Mr Robert Parker.
UK merchants could be left sorely disappointed, following pleas for a return to 2008 pricing for the coming en primeur campaign in Bordeaux.
Auction house Hart Davis Hart’s season will begin with a two-day long sale in Chicago featuring an “astounding range” of fine wines and whiskies.
The momentum behind Italian fine wines is building as January progresses though Bordeaux continues to dominate trade by value.
Key figures in the UK wine industry have written an open letter to “the châteaux, courtiers and négociants of Bordeaux” pleading for lower prices in the 2014 en primeur campaign.
The head of Domaine Jacques Prieur has explained how experiences in Bordeaux and Burgundy have informed major winemaking changes at the family estates in each region.
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