Bid:offer ratio rises above 100%

Bid:offer ratio rises above 100% Read more at http://www.blog.liv-ex.com/2016/01/bidoffer-ratio-rises-above-100.html?mc_cid=28580daec7&mc_eid=33da76f629 The Liv-ex bid:offer ratio has risen above the 100% level this week for the first time since July 2010 with the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 index also rising 1.33% to 268.41 since the beginning of the year. Over the last week, the value of bids on…

Second wines – back in focus?

Second wines – back in focus? Read more at http://www.blog.liv-ex.com/2016/01/second-wines-back-in-focus.html?mc_cid=28580daec7&mc_eid=33da76f629; During the bull market that drove the fine wine market to its peak in June 2011, the second wines of the Bordeaux First Growths saw exponential price rises. This was largely due to brand-driven Asian buying: “Little Lafite” and its peers were seen as extensions…

Krug 2002 ‘in another league’, says Michael Edwards

Krug 2002 ‘in another league’, says Michael Edwards Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/guest-blog/krug-2002-in-another-league-says-michael-edwards-287616/#vQGLGReGYJSbLvxV.99 Krug 2002 comes from a vintage where ‘everything went right’ and will likely be consistently good for the next three decades, says Champagne expert and author Michael Edwards after a first taste. January has got off to a cracking start with the news…

The Labeling Lies of Expensive Wines

The Labeling Lies of Expensive Wines Read more at http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/01/the-labeling-lies-of-expensive-wines The labels on more affordable wines can be more trustworthy than their pricy counterparts. By W. Blake Gray | Posted Friday, 01-Jan-2016 The more you pay for wine, the less you know about how much alcohol is in it. This is one of the more…

Q&A: Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger

Q&A: Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger Read more at http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/01/q-a-pierre-emmanuel-taittinger Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, the president of the family-owned Champagne house, recently announced the purchase of 69 hectares in England. By Adam Lechmere | Posted Sunday, 03-Jan-2016 Did you always intend to join the family company? No. My father was a politician and I was very tempted by politics –…

Hundreds of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wines stolen at French port

Hundreds of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wines stolen at French port Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/hundreds-of-domaine-de-la-romanee-conti-wines-stolen-at-french-port-286290/#RUJX0RVvDswzZ3Hf.99 Hundreds of bottles of some of the world’s most expensive wine, belonging to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, have disappeared at Le Havre port in northern France just before being shipped to Canada, prompting French police to launch a theft investigation.…

Berry Bros & Rudd losses deepen for most recent financial year

Berry Bros & Rudd losses deepen for most recent financial year Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/berry-bros-rudd-losses-deepen-286137/#u59JpC4f16gVCuC4.99 Berry Bros & Rudd ‘has fallen well short of expectations’ in its most recent financial year, chairman Simon Berry has said – adding that he is confident of turning the situation around with the company’s new management team.   Berry…

St Emilion dispute: Classification upheld, opponents vow to fight on

St Emilion dispute: Classification upheld, opponents vow to fight on Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/st-emilion-dispute-classification-upheld-opponents-vow-to-fight-on-286077/#z8WKKloFILZiLqpt.99 A Bordeaux tribunal has ruled that the new St Emilion classification is legal, but opponents promised that it will not be ‘the final word’ on the matter.     St Emilion dispute latest: The Administrative Tribunal in Bordeaux overruled objections to…

Stability returns but Bordeaux loses share, says Liv-ex

Stability returns but Bordeaux loses share, says Liv-ex Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/st-emilion-classification-dispute-goes-before-tribunal-284859/#XKt8YKAeScwQucct.99 Bordeaux lost more ground to Burgundy and Italy in 2015, but the overall fine wine market has shown greater stability, says a review of the past 12 months from the Liv-ex trading exchange.     Bordeaux‘s market share on Liv-ex has dropped to…