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Tag Archives: London International Vintners Exchange

• Lafite worst first growth performer of 2012 so far

Lafite worst first growth performer of 2012 so far

Of all the first growths Lafite has proven to be the worst performer in the first half of 2012. Liv-ex’s analysis based on the last 10 vintages of each estate showed that Lafite has fallen 12% since the start of the year and not even a relatively successful 2011 release has steadied the decline. The […]

• Mixed reactions to Hong Kong Latour sale

Mixed reactions to Hong Kong Latour sale

Last week’s ex-cellar sale of Latour at Christie’s in Hong Kong has been widely hailed as a success, however there were signs that it failed to generate the same level of excitement as Lafite’s auction last year. Two vintages led the way for Latour over the eight-hour sale – 1961 and 1945 – all of […]

• Wine bubble or not, China demand for wine insatiable

Wine bubble or not, China demand for wine insatiable

Is a wine bubble brewing in the South China Sea? The price of fine wines, like many commodities, is being determined by China – and demand from the country’s new millionaires remains insatiable.  But it’s not only rising wealth that has caused a spike in Asian wine sales. Two years ago, Hong Kong scrapped […]

• Lafite adds Chinese symbol on 2008 & price rises 20%

Lafite adds Chinese symbol on 2008 & price rises 20%

Demand for Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2008 shot up overnight yesterday, following the announcement that its bottles will be etched with the Chinese figure eight. UK merchants are reporting selling out of the wine following the news, broken yesterday by Decanter.com, that the bottles will carry the symbol when the wine is bottled next year. On […]

• Mouton, Lafite Wines Lure Collectors in $1.6 Million Christie's U.K. Sale

Mouton, Lafite Wines Lure Collectors in $1.6 Million Christie's U.K. Sale

A 1.04 million-pound ($1.6 million) wine sale today will lure collectors with rare Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Lafite Rothschild bottles as the international wine investment market continues to recover. The lots from top Bordeaux producers spanning more than a century will be offered at Christie’s International in London with vintage ports dating back as far […]

• Infographic of the Day: Wine Is a Better Recession Investment Than Stocks

Infographic of the Day: Wine Is a Better Recession Investment Than Stocks

The Financial Times just published a fantastic infographic about wine, which basically tells you everything you’d ever want to know about grape varieties, wine regions, and good wines. But buried in all the superb information is a remarkable nugget: A chart of the Liv-ex 100, which is the wine equivalent of the S&P 500: