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VITICULTURE, NOT CLIMATE, IS CHANGING CHAMPAGNE

(16/10/2017)

It is changes to viticulture, and not global warming, that is bringing riper flavours to Champagne, according to Gosset cellar master, Odilon de Varine.

Latest on wildfires in California wine country 

(16/10/2017 Decanter.com)

See the latest information on the California wildfires and read Liza Zimmerman's report on the impact on communities.
 

Talking Trade – Bordeaux and Burgundy regain market share

(13/10/2017 Liv-ex Insights)

The week trade was focused on two regions, Bordeaux and Burgundy, which accounted for a combined 86.7% of trade.

IS FINE WINE RUNNING OUT OF GAS?

(The Drinks Business 12/10/2017)

The exposure on the Liv-ex Exchange – that is the combined total value of live bids and offers – has hit a new record high of £45 million this month but are there signs the market is starting to slow?

New record high: Exposure reaches £45million

(Liv-ex Insights 11/10/2017)

This month, exposure on Liv-ex – the total value of live bids and offers – reached a record high of £45,000,000. The total has been climbing for the past ten years, as the chart above shows.

EU: WINE HARVEST SET FOR 36-YEAR LOW

(Drinks Business 05/10/2017)

Extreme weather, including heavy hailstorms, hard frosts and drought, has pushed the EU wine grape harvest to an historic low in 2017, the EU department for Agriculture and Rural Development has revealed.

Opus One vs. Dominus

(Liv-ex Insights 04/10/2017)

In the last few months both Opus One and Dominus have released their 2014 vintage. Opus One was successfully offered with much fanfare via the Place de Bordeaux, while Dominus’s route to market avoids La Place, as is the way with Moueix wines.

Liv-ex 100 drifts 0.2% in September

(Liv-ex 03/10/2017)

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 closed September on 308.03, down 0.2% on the previous month. This is the second monthly decline for the index this year. It also fell 0.5% in April.

The latest additions to UK Michelin Guide in 2018 

(Decanter.com 03/10/2017)

The UK Michelin Guide 2018 has been released, with London sushi restaurant The Araki awarded a third star. 
 

Talking Trade – Asian buyers stock up

(Liv-ex 29/09/2017)

Buyers from Asia had their busiest week this year, accounting for just over 40% of trade, which helped to lift total weekly activity to its highest level in September.

LAFITE TOPS NEW LIQUIDITY RANKING

(The Drinks Business 29/09/2017)

Liv-ex has launched the first of its quarterly liquidity rankings with Lafite 2014 topping the list at the end of Q3.

Pesticides Threat to Champagne Water Quality

(wine-searcher.com 06/07/2017)

A hot, dry summer has left pesticide levels in Champagne's groundwater at dangerous levels, according to a local study, raising fears about the region's water quality.

Anson: See who’s promoted in new Liv-ex ‘1855 classification’

(Decanter.com 06/07/2017)

A new version of Bordeaux's 1855 classification drawn up by trading platform Liv-ex shows several promotions and a number of new entries. It also includes estates from California for the first time.
 

Liv-ex 2017 Classification – Left Bank Bordeaux (part one)

(Liv-ex 06/07/2017)

In previous years, Liv-ex has extended the classification to include wines from the Right Bank which were not originally classified.

 

In addition, this year’s classification will extend beyond Bordeaux to include wines from the rest of the world.

Chardonnay Joins the Bordeaux Club

(Wine-Searcher.com 05/07/2017)

One of Bordeaux's top producers is bordering on sacrilege with his latest release

MICHELIN ACQUIRES A 40% STAKE IN THE WINE ADVOCATE

(The Drinks Business 05/07/2017)

French tire maker and restaurant guide publisher Michelin has acquired a 40% stake in US critic Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate for an undisclosed sum.

Liv-ex 1000 gains 1.1% in June led by Rest of the World 50

(Liv-ex 04.07.2017)

BORDEAUX 2016: HK’S WINE MERCHANTS CAUTIOUS AFTER EP 2010

(The Drinks Business 04/07/2017)

As the 2016 en primeur draws to a close, Hong Kong and China’s wine merchants are showing more caution towards this year’s campaign, prompted by price increases and lack of return.

The top 10 investment wines that returned 150pc in five years 

(Daily Telegraph 03/07/2017)

Liv-ex 100 gains 1% in June

(Liv-ex 03/07/2017)

Bordeaux 2016 – hit and miss

(Liv-ex 30/06/2017)

Now that the 2016 En Primeur campaign has finished, Liv-ex has released its annual concluding report: Bordeaux 2016 – hit and miss.

27/04/2017 Drinks Business: BORDEAUX 2016: RIGHT BANKS ‘DAZZLES’ IN GALLONI REPORT

US critic Antonio Galloni has heaped praise on the Right Bank’s efforts in 2016, giving Saint Emilion and Pomerol properties a raft of top scores.

 

In comparison to fellow US critic James Suckling who said the 2016 vintage was a “Left Bank year”, Galloni’s scores lean more to the right of the Gironde.

 

 

26/04/2017 Liv-ex Insights:Bordeaux 2016: First Growth score variation

Several leading critics have now published scores for Bordeaux 2016.

 

You can find these the on Liv-ex Insights critic scores page

25/04/2017 Liv-ex Insights: Sauternes releases: Doisy Vedrines and Filhot 2016

This morning saw a flurry of releases from petits chateaux and Sauternes. Amongst them were Doisy Vedrines and Filhot.

 

Both kept their ex-negociant releases prices consistent with the previous year.

24/04/2017 Liv-ex Insights: Cos d’Estournel 2016: Fair value?

So far, there have been mixed views on this morning’s surprise Cos d’Estournel release. 

14/10/2016 Talking Trade: 7th October – 13th October (Liv-ex)

Market activity remains solid with trade by value up a tick on the previous week.

 

The market continues to receive a boost from a weaker Sterling which fell to a fresh 31-year low against the Dollar.

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