Newsletter – October 2018

By October 10, 2018Member updates

Welcome to the October 2018 Liv-ex newsletter
A flurry of releases from Champagne, Italy and the New World kept the market busy this September, and the indices made steady gains. Many Liv-ex members were busy using Wine Matcher, which processed its 7millionth line. Read on to find out how you can use it to gain an advantage.

Webinar reminder: Find trading opportunities faster with Wine Matcher
There are only a few spaces remaining for our free webinar tomorrow. In it you’ll find out more about Wine Matcher, and see a live demo with Liv-ex Director of Data and Web Services, Neil Taylor. To avoid missing out and reserve your space in the session, click here.

Special Report – Champagne
Champagne has long been an on-trade favourite, but in recent years, it has also established itself as a key secondary market player. In our latest report, we examine the development of the Champagne market over the past decade, the key Champagnes that trade and the factors that influence price. You can download the report for free, here.

Bid on Specials using Liv-ex beta
You can now bid on Specials using the Liv-ex beta website; the latest feature to be added to our new platform. With this update, you can bid on Special as well as SIB stock on the go. To find out more, and see what other functions are coming soon, click here.

In focus: Wine Matcher case study
In our latest case study, we look at how Cru World Wine are using Wine Matcher to spot opportunities faster. To find out more, click here.

“I can save a couple of hours on a big list, but it’s not just about saving time. It means that I can look at more lists than I could before – more offers, from more people.” – Will Winterton.

New test environment for developers
We are pleased to announce that we have released a dedicated testing environment for our members and developers. This can be used for both training and technical development. If you wish to connect to our APIs, practice placing orders or move stock, you can now do so using this test site. If you would like access to the test environment, please speak to your Account Manager or contact Neil Taylor (

International payments reminder  
As mentioned in our August Newsletter, Liv-ex payment details have changed for international customers paying us in euros. Any payments in euros to our old account details will now be returned. For more information, please click here, or contact Simon Cottee (

Billing reminders  
You will now receive automated reminders when your membership payment date is coming up. An email will arrive with you 14 and 3 days before, to help you keep on top of billing.

Liv-ex in the news  
This month, GQ (Spain) published an article on investing in Vega Sicilia, and Bloomberg reported on an upcoming whisk(e)y auction. Harpers and Value Walk covered our recent Champagne report, while Robb Report focused on our California 50 index.

You can 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 or call +44 (0)20 7062 8788.