Fine wine trends 2016: the merchants speak out

What fine wines have come in and out of fashion during 2016? How successful was the 2015 Bordeaux en primeur release? And what will do well in 2017? We find out the answers to these questions and more from the world’s top merchants.

fine wine, LafiteAs part of our annual round-up of the major trends in the fine wine market for the December edition of the drinks business, we spoke to a handful of leading fine wine merchants to see what this year was really like at the luxury end of the trade.

From the best performing regions and brands, to the success of this year’s Bordeaux en primeur campaign, we bring you a rundown of what the merchants are moving at the moment, and what’s motivating fine wine collectors today.

And if there are two overwhelming themes shaping the fine wine market at present, they are Brexit and Bordeaux…

Scroll through the following pages to see what’s been trending at BI Wines & Spirits, Berry Bros & Rudd, Corney & Barrow, Goedhuis and Farr Vintners.

Meanwhile, for a full update on the fine wine market in 2016, see the December edition of the drinks business.

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