The former lord mayor of London is asking collectors to bid on cases of fine wine in a charity auction in the final part of this year’s Lord Mayor’s Appeal.
Now second only to Bordeaux in terms of trade levels on the secondary market, Italy shows no signs of slowing down.
Take the first growths out of the equation and Bordeaux hasn’t actually suffered too badly in recent years.
Spain’s fine wines have never exactly wowed on the secondary market but beneath the lack of standout headlines their performance is far from woeful.
A flurry of new releases has seen Champagne put in a strong performance on Liv-ex this year, buoyed by the likes of Dom Pérignon, Pol Roger and Cristal.
With Bordeaux no longer the over-riding force in fine wine, does the market stand a better chance of ending the year on a high?
Observations by Liv-ex that recent Tignanello vintages may be undervalued relative to older examples have been refuted by Peter Shakeshaft, founder of wine investment company, Vin-X.
The decline in Bordeaux prices means many Californian wines are now at a premium, but how much longer can that last?
The Liv-ex 100 and 1000 fin wine indices drifted a little in October although activity is at a new high.
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 has been steady for over a year now but how is it performing on a currency-by-currency basis?
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