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Liv-ex Newsletter – July 2017

Welcome to the July 2017 Liv-ex newsletter 
With En Primeur now behind us, analysis on Liv-ex Insights will return to its usual schedule, posting updates from a broad range of regions. We recently published a spotlight on Masseto, and for the first time ever, this year’s Liv-ex Classification will include wines from beyond Bordeaux.

WWinematchervidine Matcher now available
Wine Matcher, the award-winning artificial intelligence tool for the wine trade, was launched this month. Wine Matcher is a web-based tool that can clean and price up to 5,000 lines of data per minute. This enables you to match your list to LWIN, download pricing information and upload bids and offers to Liv-ex.

You can view our animated introduction to the tool here, or see the tool in action with our ‘how to’ series here. Please contact your Account Manager to find out how to get set up today.

Bordeaux 2016 – hit and miss
Liv-ex’s concluding report on Bordeaux 2016 was published in June. In this short study, we conclude the En Primeur season for this year by looking at the wines that appear to be most overvalued or undervalued according to Liv-ex’s fair value methodology. You can download the report here.

Liv-ex 2017 Classification
The fifth Liv-ex Classification has now been calculated. Using the same methodology as the famous 1855 classification, Liv-ex has ranked top investment grade wines by price. For the first time, this year’s list will include wines from regions beyond Bordeaux. You can find part one – wines of the Left Bank – here. The Right Bank, second wines and rest of the world classifications will appear on Liv-ex Insights this week.

Changes to bid/offer notification emails
The email notifications for new best bids and offers will soon become more relevant to you. The number of emails that you receive will be reduced: You will only be notified when new bids and offers are close to your own position. The percentage change in the new bid/offer will be also be highlighted.

You can also receive notifications of new best bids and offers directly into your system via an API. For more information please visit Liv-ex Developers or contact your Account Manager.

Liv-ex Team
The data team is pleased to welcome Theodora Moscalu who will be helping maintain the quality of Liv-ex’s data and reporting. Theodora previously worked in construction, where she was involved in project management for Crossrail and Network Rail. Before that she studied at University College London, graduating in 2015.

Liv-ex in the news
Decanter‘s Jane Anson offered in-depth analysis of this year’s Liv-ex Classification this month, while the Telegraph published a story on the top ten fine wine performers over five years. The Drinks Business reported on Liv-ex’s commitment to making LWIN – the unique identifiers for fine wine – free forever. To stay up-to-date on the fine wine market in the news, you can now visit our new in the 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 salesteam@liv-ex.com or call +44 (0)20 7062 8788.
By | July 10th, 2017|Categories: Data, Exchange, Newsletter|Comments Off on Liv-ex Newsletter – July 2017

Introducing Wine Matcher

Wine Matcher, an award-winning artificial intelligence tool for the fine wine trade, has been released on a subscription basis today. It is a web-based tool, which means that it is instantly available for merchants to use. No development time is needed.

For more information, click here or speak to your Account Manager.

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: Data, Technology|Comments Off on Introducing Wine Matcher

Liv-ex Newsletter – June 2017

Welcome to the June 2017 Liv-ex newsletter
The Liv-ex 100 Index bounced back in May after dipping the previous month, suggesting that the fine wine market has remained strong throughout a rocky En Primeur campaign. Liv-ex has been publishing commentary on all of the releases on Liv-ex Insights, here.

Wine Matcher wins Drinks Business Award
Last month, Liv-ex was awarded with the Supply Chain Initiative of the Year by The Drinks Business for Wine Matcher. The machine learning tool, which will launch in two weeks, allows members to standardise lists and add pricing data from Liv-ex at a speed of 10,000 lines per minute. Please contact your Account Manager or salesteam@liv-ex.com to express interest.

Liv-ex Interview with Bernard Magrez
In May, Liv-ex published an interview with Bernard Magrez, the owner of four Grand Cru Classe Chateaux including Pape Clement. In it, Magrez discusses his career, the Bordeaux market and the 2016 campaign. To read the interview, click here.

Bordeaux 2016 releases and Market View
With the Bordeaux 2016 En Primeur campaign coming to an end this week, Liv-ex’s Market View tool will be taken offline. Our detailed analysis of the releases can still be found on the Liv-ex Insights pages, however members wishing to make the most of Market View, have until midday on Monday 19th June. Going forward, Liv-ex will continue to develop analytical tools to help you make trading decisons and would appreciate any feedback, or suggestions you may have. Please contact your Account Manager with your thoughts.

In focus: Liv-ex List
Just like merchant lists, the Liv-ex List shows you all of the best offers in the market – in Excel format. By default, the most recent offers appear at the top – and we only show you those available below Market Price. This allows members to find opportunities among the £15m of current live offers on the Exchange. Prices are shown in GBP, EUR/bt, HKD and USD. To view the latest list, please click here.

If you wish to receive a weekly list, please contact your Account Manager.

Liv-ex in the news
Bordeaux 2016 has been the talk of the trade – and the press – this month. The commenters include Bloomberg and The Drinks Business, who have both published several articles on the releases, with db concluding last Friday: “Is anyone really trying anymore?“.

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 salesteam@liv-ex.com or call +44 (0)20 7062 8788.

By | June 12th, 2017|Categories: Data, Press, Technology|Comments Off on Liv-ex Newsletter – June 2017

Liv-ex Newsletter – May 2017

Welcome to the May 2017 Liv-ex newsletter
Bordeaux might be dominating the headlines at the moment, but in April trade for the region dipped. The Liv-ex 100 Index drifted for the first time in nearly a year and a half, and it was Bordeaux pulling it down. The pricing levels of the new releases – a key concern expressed by members in our En Primeur survey – will likely help to inform the market’s future direction.

Results: Liv-ex En Primeur Survey 2016
Thank you to everyone that completed this year’s Liv-ex members En Primeur survey. The results are now available, offering you a unique insight into the views of the trade on the vintage. This year, Lafite Rothschild was crowned ‘wine of the vintage’, and, once again, Grand Puy Lacoste was the top value pick. To view the full results, click here.

For a reminder of how to sell En Primeur stock on Liv-ex, please click here.

Interview with Jane Anson
Liv-ex recently caught up with Decanter Bordeaux reviewer, Jane Anson, who has recently published her verdict on the 2016 vintage. In an interview published on Liv-ex Insights, Jane shares her thoughts on the vintage, wine criticism and her career. Read it here.

Coming soon: Wine Matcher
If you spend time working with fine wine lists, Wine Matcher can help you to operate more efficiently. Wine Matcher can standardise lists and add pricing data from Liv-ex at a speed of 10,000 lines per minute. This allows you to process or compare lists – and identify trading opportunities – quickly and accurately. To find out more, contact Liv-ex Head of Data, Neil Taylor.

In focus: Exchange Integration
Exchange Integration enables you to offer wine from Liv-ex directly to your customers, or showcase your stock to a global audience by offering it on the Exchange – without any manual processes. It does this by enabling your system to communicate with Liv-ex in real time. This means that stock on both systems stays in sync automatically. Find out more at Liv-ex Developers.

Liv-ex in the news
In an interview with Bloomberg, Antonio Galloni discussed Bordeaux 2016 and the fine wine market, quoting Liv-ex Indices. The FT (subscribers only) examined the drop in the Liv-ex 100 in the context of uncertainty ahead of En Primeur and the French elections, while Decanter asked whether Cos d’Estournel set the tone with fine wine pricing. It was released at the same level as its 2015.

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 salesteam@liv-ex.com or call +44 (0)20 7062 8788.

By | May 11th, 2017|Categories: Data, Exchange, Press, Technology|Comments Off on Liv-ex Newsletter – May 2017

Liv-ex Newsletter – April 2017

Welcome to the April 2017 Liv-ex newsletter
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index reached a new five-year high this month and appears to be at a turning point. Historically, it has either risen or fallen quite rapidly after reaching its current level. Could Bordeaux 2016 represent a catalyst?

Bordeaux 2016 – your views
“The wine world can debate whether the 2016 vintage is better than 2015, but the bottom line is that both years are excellent.” – James Suckling

Last week, we circulated the 15th annual Liv-ex members En Primeur survey. In it, we ask for your thoughts on the quality of the vintage, how it compares to other recent years, and which wines you liked the most (and least…). The results will be fascinating. Participants also have the chance to win a double magnum of Figeac 2012. To have your say, please click here.

How to sell En Primeur on Liv-ex – reminder
If you plan to sell En Primeur on Liv-ex, you can find all the information that you need here. This includes details on required bank guarantees or insurance bonds, delivery requirements and payment.

Liv-ex Insights launches
Liv-ex Insights launched in March, providing a new home for the blog and a host of other research-focused content. Throughout the Bordeaux 2016 campaign, we’ll be posting analysis on all of the key releases as usual. You can also compare critic scores, view key prices and follow the #bdx16 conversation.

Market View: Your interactive dashboard for En Primeur
The annual Price Guide For Members has moved online – to Liv-ex Insights. The significant advantage of this is that prices are updated in near real-time. As key 2016s are released, they will be added to Market View, enabling you to compare them to other vintages available in the market. Please contact your Account Manager to gain access.

2016: A new dawn for En Primeur?
In March, Liv-ex released its special report: Bordeaux 2016: A new dawn for En Primeur? In it, we explore how the secondary market might inform pricing and help to restore confidence in the EP system. Available to Liv-ex members, you can download it here.

Liv-ex team
Edward Jackson has joined Liv-ex as a Research Analyst, tasked with contributing towards Liv-ex’s fine wine market research and insight. Ed’s previous experience includes business development analysis. He holds a BA in History from Durham University and is a keen rugby player.

Liv-ex in the news
In March, the FT (subs only) looked at the common link between Fine Wine and copper: China. Bloomberg kept its eye on global affairs, looking at how Brexit is affecting Champagne sales, while the Drinks Business reported on merchants’ (mixed) reaction to the ex-Chateau Latour releases.

On En Primeur, Decanter wrote on what merchants and traders are saying about price; the Drinks Business covered Liv-ex’s ‘call for the end to pricing opacity’ and ‘fair value’ methodology.

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 salesteam@liv-ex.com or call +44 (0)20 7062 8788.

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Exchange, Press|Comments Off on Liv-ex Newsletter – April 2017