Angry French winemakers wreck Spanish bag-in-box wines

Angry French winemakers wreck Spanish bag-in-box wines Frustration over cheap Spanish imports spilled into supermarket aisles in southern France after local winemakers wrecked bag-in-box wines brought across the border. Winemakers staged a protest by destroying Spanish bag-in-box wines at a branch of the Carrefour supermarket near to Montpellier in France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region, according to French…

Introducing Lafite Rothschild

Introducing Lafite Rothschild Lafite Rothschild is undoubtedly the creme de la creme of all first growths. Here, we take a closer look on Lafite Rothschild. Owner: Baron Eric de Rothschild Classification: Premier Grand Cru (First Growth) Vineyard area: 112 hectares Colour: Red Standard blend: Cabernet Sauvignon (80-95%), Merlot (5-20%), Cabernet Franc (0-5%), and Petit Verdot (0-5%). Total annual production: 420,000 to 480,000…

First Growths Moving Towards 2011 High?

First Growths Moving Towards 2011 High? In February, the Liv-ex 1000 index has reached another record high for the 7th month in a row! As we clearly recall, the index has reached it’s peak in 2011 when the market was at its highest speculated by the Chinese and ultimately started a descent in 2011 and…

Liv-ex 1000 continues to climb

Liv-ex 1000 continues to climb The Liv-ex 1000 Index – the broadest measure of the fine wine market – closed January 2017 at another all-time high of 301.24. This is an increase of 0.5% on December’s close of 299.80. The index has now reached record highs for six consecutive months and is up 21.5% year-on-year.…

Liv-ex 100 gains 1.25% in January

Liv-ex 100 gains 1.25% in January The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index closed January at 301.88, up 1.25% on the previous month. The index has now risen for an unprecedented fourteen consecutive months and is up 25.3% year-on-year. It is now at its highest point since October 2011, when it closed at 308.03. The biggest…