Welcome to the May 2019 Liv-ex newsletter
The pace of the Bordeaux 2018 campaign has started to pick up and around 40% of the major wines have now been released. So far, merchants have reported a narrow campaign with sales figures currently running at or just above the 2017 level but well below 2016. Our latest blog post takes a look at the campaign so far and how it compares to the last two vintages. As always, you can follow all the releases as they happen via our Bordeaux 2018 pages, here.
Did you know that you can sell En Primeur stock on Liv-ex? For more information on what is required, click here.
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Liv-ex interview with Jeb Dunnuck
“Rating wines is like driving a car; the person in front of you is going too slow, and the person flying by you is crazy.”
Last week we published an interview with US wine critic, Jeb Dunnuck. Having recently published his verdict on Bordeaux 2018, Dunnuck kindly set some time aside to share his thought with us. In the interview, he talks about score inflation, the future of wine criticism and the regions exciting him today. You can read it here.
Liv-ex wins industry award
We are delighted to win Supply Chain Initiative of the Year award at the 2019 drinks business awards for our automation services that have produced impressive cost-saving, and revenue-generating results for merchants. To find out more, click here.
Wine Matcher webinar replay
Our Wine Matcher webinar is now available for you to view online. In the short presentation, we look at some of the ways that Liv-ex members are using the tool to save time when looking for price information, cleaning lists and uploading stock to Liv-ex. You can view it here.
New website – Send us feedback
We’re currently working on the individual wine pages of the Liv-ex beta website. These will eventually detail all bids/offers, and display critic scores and price history charts for individual wines. We want to know what information is most important to you. To share your thoughts, please fill out this short form here.
We are pleased to welcome Richard Hemming as our new Director of Marketing. Richard has extensive experience in B2B marketing, having previously worked in the professional services, media, SaaS and analytics sectors. Richard will be part of the executive team at Liv-ex and responsible for managing the marketing team.
Liv-ex in the news
This month, The Times recommended where to buy your own vineyard in France, while The Wine Advocate re-published our article on the evolution of En Primeur. Both the drinks business and Harpers covered our En Primeur survey results and Forbes referred to Liv-ex indices in an article about Art investment.
You can also find the top fine wine market news stories on our press page, here.
Thank you for reading
We hope that you’ve found this edition useful. As always, you can keep up to date with developments as they happen by visiting the Liv-ex noticeboard. If you have any feedback or questions on this newsletter, please email email@example.com or call +44 (0)20 7062 8788.