Top 10 fine wine trends of 2015

3. Buyers are no longer simply chasing the big brands, but looking for value.

2010odderobaroloFor example, the Italy 100 (the five ‘Super Tuscans’ and five other leading Italian producers) has increased by 20% since 2010 – “and in a market that is, in theory at least, weak”, explains Justin Gibbs.

Continuing, he says that such growth proves that buyers are looking for value. “2010 Barolos were some of the best ever produced and they are relatively good value compared to Bordeaux, and super-good value relative to California or Burgundy; and in Italy, the volumes are good: with Super Tuscans such as Sassicaia or Tignanello, everyone can play.”

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