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Fine Wine

Liv-ex 1000 hits record high

The Liv-ex 1000 index hit a new all-time high in August, exceeding even the China-driven peak in 2011, while the Fine Wine 100 entered its ninth month of positive gains.

Monday, September 5th, 2016 No Comments »

DRC dominates at Christie’s HK sale

Twelve bottles of 1988 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti claimed the top lot spot and sold for HK$1,347,500 (US$174,508) at Christie’s recent Hong Kong auction.

Monday, September 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Ornellaia begins ‘great’ 2016 harvest

Italian producer Ornellaia has begun harvesting in one of its earliest harvests in recent years but one on a par with the 2001 or 2006 it claims.

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

Friarwood Fine Wine branches into e-commerce

London wine merchant Friarwood Fine Wines is stepping up its ambition with the launch of its new e-commerce business next month, as it plans further retail expansion.

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

Bonhams announces autumn line-up

Auctioneer Bonhams has announced the line-up for its first fine wine sale of the autumn, which will be dominated by Burgundy and Bordeaux.

Thursday, September 1st, 2016 No Comments »

A time to hedge one’s bets?

We were very interested to see this headline over the weekend: “Hedge funds pile up record bets against sterling”. Without going too deeply into the arguments, these denizens of Mayfair seem to think that the economy is going to struggle post Brexit and that interest rates are due to stay low for some time.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 No Comments »

What fine wines are merchants looking at?

First growth claret remains the most searched for group of wines by merchants in the UK, France, Hong Kong, China and Belgium Liv-ex has said.

Friday, August 26th, 2016 No Comments »

New highs for Petrus

The weaker pound continues to be a boon for fine wine as eight vintages of Petrus hit new trade records on Liv-ex this month.

Friday, August 26th, 2016 No Comments »

HDH to auction off fallen oil man’s collection

The cellar of the late Aubrey McClendon, during his lifetime one of the biggest wine collectors in the US, is to be auctioned off by Hart Davis Hart this September.

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Top 10 pitfalls of collecting fine wine

Any investment comes with a certain amount of risk, but when it comes to fine wine the pitfalls can be even more obscured, making it a more-difficult-than most market to navigate.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 2 Comments »

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