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Have your wine and drink it too: Maintain live exposure over the holidays

What’s happening in the market?  

Burgundy accounted for 27.8% of trade by value since last Friday, buoyed by trades of high-ticket wines from Joseph Drouhin, Domaine Leroy, Domaine Armand Rousseau and Domaine Leflaive as well as the 2021 vintage of Kei Shiogai, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru.   

By volume, Argiano, Brunello di Montalcino 2018 is still dominating the rankings. Fellow Tuscan wines Bibi Graetz Testamatta Rosso 2018 and Tenuta Tignanello Chianti Classico Marchese Antinori Riserva 2020 were also among the most actively traded, bringing the region’s trade share up to 5.7%.  

Today’s deep-dive: Maintain live exposure to keep trading over the holidays 

Our brokers still fondly recall Christmas Day 2009, when ten cases of Château Lafite Rothschild 2000 traded at £13,100 per 12×75. 

Château Lafite Rothschild 2000 trades on Liv-ex

Two years ago, while some were popping Champagne open on Christmas Eve, one buyer secured 39 cases of Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2012 for £1,440 per 12×75.   

The festive season is approaching hard and fast, and for many, that means well-deserved holidays and store closures. However, Liv-ex being a global exchange, it is active 24/7 – so there’s no reason you can’t enjoy your own Christmas claret while selling some at the same time. 

Maintaining live positions on Liv-ex over the holidays enables you to keep trading (and turning a profit) away from your desk. Transactions on the platform are instantly executed; placing a firm bid on a wine means it will be automatically matched if a corresponding offer is made.  

Much as the exchange is accessible at all times, our broking team also remains available over the festive period – they are on hand to advise and execute any trades you wish to put through. Between active and automated members, trade never stops on Liv-ex. 

With close to £29 million of live bids on the exchange and £95.7 million pounds of offers, to maintain live exposure over the holiday period means you have the opportunity secure wines at your chosen price and make a profit while enjoying some time off.  

There are 28,701 LIVE OFFERS on the exchange across over 24,000 wines. Log in to view them and trade. 

Logistics update 

If logistics are a concern, you can take advantage of Liv-ex’s special contracts, which allow you to arrange collection/delivery at a later date when you return from your holiday.  

Liv-ex remains open for trade throughout the holiday period. Our warehouses will however be closing for a few days. As a result, there are changes to our collection calendar between 19th December and 2nd January. More details can be found here, along with the dates before which purchases need to be released from our warehouses in order to arrive before Christmas.  

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Here’s what we’ve been reading:  

  • Liv-ex: Victim of its own success: Chateau Rayas’ secondary market performance 
  • The Drinks Business: First tranche of Pierre Chen’s ‘ultimate wine collection’ achieves US$ 16.8 million at auction 
  • Financial Times: Dollar hits 3-month low after Fed official signals rates may start to fall 

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 620+ merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £100m of bids and offers across 20,000 wines.               

Independent data, direct from the market.