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Champagne’s trade share reaches record weekly high

  • Bordeaux, Champagne and the Rhône increased their weekly trade share.
  • The 100-point Petrus 2018 was the most active wine by value.
  • Weekly insights included half-year secondary market analysis on the best-performing and the most-searched-for wines, as well as an LWIN community update.

Regional trade this week

Demand for Champagne continued to grow, with the region’s trade share reaching a record high of 19.3% this week. As recently examined, this is the strongest year for Champagne yet – both in terms of market demand and price performance (the Champagne 50 index has risen 50.8% since July 2021).

Bordeaux also improved its weekly share from 27.3% to 41.8%. The 2009 vintage led trade by both value and volume. The Rhône was the only other region to make gains, albeit smaller by comparison.

There was a decline in trade of Californian wine, as the US share dipped from 11.4% to 4.6%. Burgundy, Italy, and the ‘others’ were also less active.

This week’s top traded

Pétrus 2018, which boasts 100-points from Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (at the time writing for The Wine Advocate), James Suckling and Antonio Galloni (Vinous), led weekly trade by value. The wine last sold for £49,200 pr 12×75, representing a 113.9% increase on its release price.

The Bordeaux First Growths Latour 2009 (100pts LPB, RP, JS) and Margaux 2006 also made it into this week’s top traded wines.

From Champagne, Salon Le Mesnil-sur-Oger Grand Cru 2012 and Louis Roederer Cristal 2014 enjoyed demand. The latter is the second-most traded Champagne year-to-date, after Cristal 2008.

Weekly recap

This week, we looked at the best-performing and the most-searched-for wines by region in H1 2022.

Liv-ex members received further analysis on fine wine volatility, the top traded Latour vintages and the growing secondary market demand for Scotch whisky.

We also published an LWIN community update about the growing LWIN database and the benefits it is bringing to wine businesses worldwide.


Liv-ex analysis is drawn from the world’s most comprehensive database of fine wine prices. The data reflects the real time activity of Liv-ex’s 580+ merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £100m of bids and offers across 16,000 wines. Independent data, direct from the market.

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