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Fine wine prices continue to rise across all regions

By December 6, 2021Fine Wine Market, Indices
  • The broadest measure of the market, the Liv-ex 1000 index, rose 2.4% in November.
  • While all of the sub-indices went up, the Champagne 50 was the best performer and the Rhône 100 – the slowest riser.
  • Wines from Burgundy and Champagne saw the biggest price increases.

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Fine wine prices rise across all regions

Despite Covid headwinds, the broadest measure of the fine wine market, the Liv-ex 1000 index, rose 2.4% in November and surpassed the peak it set last month.
The industry benchmark, Liv-ex 100 index, also went up by 2.7%.

Champagne leads the bull run

Fine wine prices rose across all regions in November, during what is now the market’s longest bull-run in history.
Once again, price rises were led by Champagne. The Champagne 50 sub-index rose 8.1% in November, thanks to big moves for Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé 2008, Krug 2000 and Dom Pérignon 2010 and 2009.
Champagne prices have risen 33.8% over the past eleven months. The Champagne 50 is now the best-performing regional index over one- and two-year period respectively.
Liv-ex members can read our extended overview of the Champagne market here.

Wines from Burgundy and Champagne saw the biggest price increases

The Burgundy 150 was the second-best performing sub-index, up 3.9%, driven by Domaine Leflaive, Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2013 and 2011.
The Rest of the World 60 followed (+3.2%). It was pushed by the strong performance of Dominus 2011 and Screaming Eagle’s 2013 and 2014 vintages.
The Rhône 100 was the slowest riser in November, up 0.4%. However, Chateauneuf-du-Pape’s Vieux Telegraphe La Crau Rouge 2011 and 2009 were among the best-performing wines in November, up 31.5% and 25.0% respectively.

*made with the Liv-ex Charting tool.

About Liv-ex Indices

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 Index is the market’s broadest measure. It represents the price movement of 1,000 wines from across the world. The index comprises seven sub-indices: the Bordeaux 500, the Bordeaux Legends 40, the Burgundy 150, the Champagne 50, the Rhône 100, the Italy 100 and the Rest of the World 60.
The index is calculated using the Liv-ex Mid Price, which refers to the mid-point between the highest live bid and lowest live offer on the market. The prices are validated against additional data including transaction prices and are the most robust measure for pricing wines available in the market.
The reason for this is because other sources of fine wine price information and indices base their calculations on list prices. These are advertised prices, often collected from sellers who may be advertising wine that they don’t even have in stock. There is no firm commitment to buy or sell at an advertised price. The real value of the wine may be higher or lower than listed.
Liv-ex can uniquely provide prices from real transactions among the wine trade. These are historic trade prices, as well as firm commitments to buy or sell on the market at a given price. All transactions are standardised by condition and tax status, allowing you to make like-for-like comparisons. Our members value this because it is real, proven price information.
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