Welcome to the January 2018 Liv-ex newsletter
2017 has been the year of three B’s: Burgundy, Brexit and the broadening market. Prices for top Burgundy helped push the Liv-ex 1000 index up, while Brexit-led currency fluctuations influenced the Liv-ex 100. The market broadened as more wines than ever traded during 2017. With another interesting year ahead, all major developments will be covered on Liv-ex Insights.
Interview with Veronique Sanders
Liv-ex recently caught up with Veronique Sanders of Haut Bailly. Sanders joined the Chateau in 1998 and became General Manager in 2000. In the interview, we discuss her career, developments at the property and the 2017 vintage. To read the full interview, please click here.
New membership packages
As explained in the annual newsletter by James Miles, we have introduced new membership packages that will come into affect at your next renewal. Under the new system, we are going to bill monthly rather than annually, allowing you to spread the costs of membership throughout the year. The packages are also based around data usage. Previously, you would need an additional license to make full use of Liv-ex data products, whereas in the new model, products such as Direct Market Access, Price APIs and Wine Matcher are more accessible.
Liv-ex’s terms and conditions have been updated to reflect these changes. To view the updated document, click here. For further information on the new plans, please view our pricing chart or read the annual newsletter by James Miles, here.
Liv-ex monthly market report
Our monthly market report has been made available to members on the Silver package or above, as well as existing data licensees. This report has been running monthly for over a decade and was originally created for subscribers of Cellar Watch. Containing the latest market research and analysis, this month’s report features an extended final thought on the fine wine market in 2017. For more information, please contact your Account Manager.
2018 Settlement and Logistics guide released
The 2018 Settlement and Logistics guide has now been released. The guide contains all the necessary information about settling trades on Liv-ex. Changes this year include further clarification on SIB Passports and updates to the Hong Kong shipment price. To download the guide, please click here.
Collections from Europe will now run weekly
Due to strong demand, we have decided to extend our international collection services this year. Collections from Europe will now run weekly from the following countries: Holland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and France. Collections from Italy are coming soon. Full details can be found in the settlement guide.
The Sales team is pleased to welcome Théo Blet. Théo is originally from the Loire region in France and has spent the last six months working for Chateau de Parnay in the Loire valley. In his role as a Junior Account Manager, Théo will be available to help you in any way he can, be it finding trading opportunities, or simply to talk about the market.
The Data team is pleased to welcome Giannis Kerestetzis. Giannis has a Diploma in applied mathematics from the University of Athens and a Postgraduate Masters in data science from the University of Edinburgh. In his role as a Data Analyst, Giannis will be helping to collect and interpret trading data and patterns.
Liv-ex in the news
The Financial Times reported on the strength of the fine wine market in 2017, noting that returns for the year are set to outperform UK blue-chip shares and gold. Barrons commented on the top 10 price performers among the Liv-ex 1000, suggesting that ‘Burgundy is back‘, while the Wall Street Journal offered a holiday guide to wine investing.
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 email@example.com or call +44 (0)20 7062 8788.