First-Growth price rises gathered pace in February and saw all of the Liv-ex indices post sizeable monthly gains. The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index led the way, rising 4.4 per cent month on month to 437.21. The index has risen 9.0 per cent year to date and 60.0 per cent year on year. 

The Liv-ex Claret Chip Index ended the month at 444.55 – up 3.9 per cent on January and 53.0 per cent year on year. 

The industry's leading benchmark – the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index –  gained 3.3 per cent to 357.45. The index is up 6.3 per cent year to date and 41.1 per cent year on year.

Edging further ahead of Fine Wine 100, the Liv-ex Fine Wine Investables Index rose 3.8 per cent to 359.57 in the month to 28 February. The benchmark posted a yearly increase of  44.3 per cent. 

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 500 Index moved up 3.1 per cent month on month and 24.6 per cent year on year to 269.23.     

Liv-ex Fine Wine 100