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Burgundy Advances to Record 35% Share of Liv-ex Trade After En Primeur Tastings

January 25, 2019

Burgundy's share of the London-based Liv-ex online wine market's trade more than doubled to a record 35 percent for the week to Jan. 24 from 14 percent the previous week, following a series of tastings for the 2017 vintage in London earlier in the month, according to Liv-ex's Talking Trade blog. 
 

Hospices de Beaune, whose auctions are a barometer of Burgundy demand. Photo: Guy Collins


Bordeaux, which typically dominates trading on the site, saw its share slide to 48 percent from 64 percent while Champagne gained to 5.4 percent from 3.5 percent and Italy dropped to 4.0 percent from 9.4 percent, according to Liv-ex data. 

High-value Burgundy wines traded during the week included Romanee-Conti 1997, 2003 and 2015 and La Tache 2002 and 2015, it said. 


 

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