The London International Vintners Exchange (Liv-ex) hit a new record this week in terms of active markets. There are now more than 3000 separate wines with a bid or offer against them on the exchange, a 50 per cent rise since June. Buyers are clearly starting to diversify their portfolios.
Burgundies are booming this year and filling the gap left behind by Bordeaux wines, which, although still incredibly lucrative, have lost a little ground recently. In 2012 Bordeaux wines account for 86.9 per cent of the trades, whereas in 2011 it was 93.2 per cent.