Top 10 fine wine trends of 2015

9. The effect of the China trading market has now disappeared and, consequently, the shape of the market is similar to what it was like just over 10 years ago.

China WallIndeed, Bordeaux’s share of Liv-ex trade is almost identical to the region’s percentage share back in 2004, just one year before Bordeaux demand started to escalate, and go on to reach a peak of 96% of Liv-ex trade by value.

This record proportion was struck in late 2010, and can be attributed to “the Chinese trading market”, says Liv-ex director, Justin Gibbs.

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