Liv-ex 100 index down 1% in October

The Liv-ex 100 – the industry benchmark – closed October on 308.37, down 0.96% on the previous month. The index tracks the price movements of the 100 most sought-after wines on the secondary market.

So far in 2019, the index, denominated in sterling, is down 1.2% after falls in recent months.

Three out of the five biggest risers in October came from Champagne: Louis Roederer, Cristal 2009 rose 6.8%, Taittinger Comtes Champagne 2006 – 4.3% and Dom Perignon 2006 – 3.1%.

Gaja, Sperss 2013 was up 4.5% and Pavie 2005 increased 3.9% in value.

Meanwhile, Pavie 2010, which was among September’s biggest risers, dipped 5.2%. The biggest faller in October was Armand Rousseau, Chambertin 2015, down 10.3%.