This week saw Liv-ex hit a new record in terms of active markets: there are now more than 3,000 separate wines with a bid or offer against them on the exchange. The return to trading screens after summer appears to have injected new vigour into the market, as the level shot up to reach an all time high. This marks a rise of 50% since June.
As buyers have diversified, Bordeaux’s average share of trade on Liv-ex so far in 2012 is just 86.9%, compared to its 2011 average of 93.2%. Italy, Champagne and Burgundy have all seen increased levels of trade this year.