December round-up: Liv-ex in the press

By January 4, 2019Press coverage

December was a busy month in the press for the fine wine market. Several outlets picked up on its strong performance in 2018 compared to equities, with the Wall Street Journal commenting, “Who beat the market this year? Investors who like the finer things in life.”

The Financial Times focused on surging price movements for Burgundy, while The Economist warned of a possible speculative bubble for the region.

The 2018 Power 100 – the list of the most powerful brands in the fine wine world – and full analysis, was published the drinks business print edition. Wine News Italy and La Repubblica focused on Italian appearances in the list.

In France, Le Figaro produced a detailed report, with several charts, on the country’s great wines.

An extensive list of December’s articles can be found below for your weekend enjoyment. You can also find key articles in our newsroom, which is updated weekly.


Financial Times – Niche markets in 2018: the bad and the bountiful

The Economist – Amateur buyers of fine Burgundy fear a speculative bubble

The drinks business – The 2018 Liv-ex Power 100Fine wine stays stable in 2018The rise of ‘other’ BurgundyFine wine investment: looking for opportunitiesCristal top wine traded on Liv-ex in 2018; Perrotti-Brown: 2016 is  new chapter for great Bordeaux; James Suckling reveals Italian Wine of the year

Harpers – Fine wine more stable than gold as Burgundy drives record high for investment market


Wall Street Journal – The best investments of 2018? Art, wine and cars

Barrons – 20 minutes with: Frederic Rouzaud on Cristal, Biodynamics, and zero dosage

The Wine Advocate – Italy: the best of both worldsBordeaux 2016: Cheval Blanc, Haut Brion and Cos d’Estournel;  A look at Liv-ex’s New Port 50 Index

Barrons – Fine wine outperformed global equities in 2018

Forbes – Fine Wine Investing Counters Volatility Of ‘Stock-Denominated’ Portfolios4 Ways You Can Avoid Brexit, If You Have Enough Money

Oracle Times – How does the wine industry influence economic landscape?


JiuKaCha – Top ten wines that are most favourited by wine investors in 2018The 2018 Power 100 announced, Lafite ranked second

Wall Street – Which is the best investment in 2018? Art, fine wines or other luxuries…

WBO – Sassicaia 2015 ranked 2nd in Liv-ex top traded winesBordeaux ‘off’ vintages have risen 53%. Are these influenced by the Chinese market?

Wine-world – An introduction to wine critics: RP, JS, WS… Who is reviewing the wines behind these ratings?


Le Figaro – Comment les prix des grands vins ont explosé


Vancouver Sun – of the week, wine to cellar and calendar items

Hong Kong

Tatler – Passion Investments: How To Invest In Something You Love

New Zealand

Wine-Searcher – Last chance to see 1959 La Mission Haut BrionAustralia’s best winesThe great Haut Brion price hack


24 Ore – Powerful wines: The Italians in Liv-ex’s top 100

Federvini – Liv-ex top 100: Bordeaux backs, Gaja the first of the Italians

Wine News Italy– Sassicaia, record prices on Liv-ex, follows MassetoLiv-ex:  Italy like Burgundy, Sassicaia 2015 better than Romanée-Conti 2010Liv-ex, 2018 of the secondary market of fine wines in the name of stability. Burgundy at the topGaja, the top Italian brand in the Liv-ex Power 100; Masseto presents its new wineryBetter the wine than the capital market: the Liv-ex analysis on the main stock market indices;


Wallstreet online – How wine predicts the development of the economy


H Kaohmepinh International Economy – Earned in 2018 those who chose investments with… fine taste


Parkiet – They’ll even tempt the abstainers


Wall Street Journal Japan – Investment destination in 2018, “winning group” is wine and art


The Australian – Luxury beats the market


Economic Times – Alternative investment returns monitor 


ET today – You and I may not be able to afford it! The most profitable investment last year was art, wine and luxury cars


Express Business – Wine also outperformed equities in 2018


Drinks – Top 10 wines by profitability