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China to recognise Burgundy AOCs

Published:  08 May, 2024

Burgundy has taken its first step on the road to gaining protection for its appellations in China, with recognition now officially in place for two of its top AOCs.


WineCap Q1 2024 Report: A summary

Published:  18 April, 2024

Wine investment firm WineCap has released its Q1 2024 Fine Wine Report offering a comprehensive market overview.


Cat Lomax joins Goedhuis Waddesdon

Published:  17 April, 2024

Goedhuis Waddesdon has announced the appointment of Cat Lomax as head of buying.


Analysis: Burgundy’s alternative sale

Published:  08 April, 2024

The Hospices de Nuits auction has its sights set on international growth. Andrew Catchpole joined BIVB president Laurent Delauney to discover how.


Fine wine market shows signs of recovery

Published:  02 April, 2024

Signs of economic recovery are starting to appear in the fine wine market after a year of consistent declines. The industry benchmark, the Liv-ex 100 index, has been in freefall since March 2023, dipping 14.6%, whilst the broader Liv-ex 1000 index has fallen 15.3%.


Producer Q&A: Laurent Delaunay, Delaunay Vins & Domaines

Published:  26 March, 2024

As head of the BIVB, with leading wineries in Burgundy and Languedoc, Laurent Delauney talks to Andrew Catchpole about adaptability, evolution and climate change.


Hospices de Nuits auction’s ambitions ride high despite dip in prices

Published:  11 March, 2024

The 63rd Hospices de Nuits Vente de Vin, which took place this Sunday (10 March), marked another step in the evolution of this more modest rival to its glitzier cousin in Beaune.


Buyer’s Spotlight with Jason Millar: Burgundy 2022

Published:  15 February, 2024

Dipping into the Burgundy tasting season, Jason Millar says there is value to be found.


Bordeaux Index: Fine wine takes a tumble in 2023

Published:  22 January, 2024

‘Frenzied activity’ characterised the fine wine market during the second half of 2021 and most of 2022 in particular for Champagne and Burgundy, when prices increased by 69% and 58% respectively according to Bordeaux Index. However, things were much more subdued in 2023, with the platform also predicting some return of optimism in 2024.


WineCap cautiously optimistic for 2024

Published:  11 January, 2024

Following news that the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index ended 2023 down 14.1%, WineCap has outlined its expectations for the year ahead, amid a ‘correction phase’ which might present opportunities for investors. 


Fine wine no longer ‘pillar of stability’ in tumultuous market

Published:  11 December, 2023

In 2022, fine wine established itself as a powerful alternative amidst times of economic turmoil, a pillar of stability in an otherwise volatile equities market. 


Badet Clément goes back to its roots with Delaunay rebrand

Published:  23 October, 2023

Historic French company Badet Clément will once again be known by its Delaunay name, after a ‘lucky twist’ enabled the family to buy back the name which was lost three decades ago.


Naked Wines press tasting: 'The next big thing is Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhone'

Published:  15 September, 2023

From start-up to grown-up, Naked Wines’ press tasting in central London boasted a growing range of French classics to complement its portfolio of independent winemakers from across the world.


Independents: Cutting it fine

Published:  14 August, 2023

From ‘classics’ to new contenders, Chris Losh sizes the trends at the high end.


France Report: Agile approach

Published:  26 June, 2023

Frozen out at the entry level by difficult harvests, and with increasingly eye-watering prices at the top, France is having to be nimble as a category – though its brand equity remains high, writes Jo Gilbert.


Insatiable demand for En Primeur Burgundy and luxury Champagne may be weakening, suggests new report

Published:  03 May, 2023

A study published by investment firm WineCap has revealed several key trends that continue to shape the fine wine market in 2023, including a relatively lacklustre demand for 2021 Burgundy and expensive bubbly.


Fine wine remains relatively stable amidst economic uncertainty

Published:  14 April, 2023

In times of market turmoil, such as the 2008 financial crash, the coronavirus pandemic or the war in Ukraine, fine wine has proved itself to be an asset largely insensitive to macroeconomic uncertainty.


Liv-ex records modest growth in fine wine trades despite overall slump

Published:  06 March, 2023

Fine wine ‘guru’ Liv-ex continues to present a picture of a global market in stagnation, albeit there was some positive movement in February 2023.


Burgundy 2021: A car crash waiting to happen?

Published:  20 February, 2023

Low yields and high quality have caused prices for Burgundy vintage 2021 to soar. James Bayley assesses the outlook in an increasingly febrile market.


Liberty welcomes record number of visitors to familiar turf

Published:  20 January, 2023

Liberty Wines is celebrating a bumper tasting at its usual Oval hunting ground on Tuesday (17 February), where a record number of visitors made the pilgrimage to its annual portfolio event.