Weighty 2010 release prices spurred trade in (cheaper) back vintages last month and the Liv-ex Indices ended June in positive territory. The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 - the industry's leading benchmark – climbed 1.61 per cent to finish the month at 364.69. The index has risen 8.45 per cent year to date and 19.70 per cent year on year.

After drifting downwards in May, the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 regained its composure and increased 1.52 per cent in June to 445.40. The index is up 11.04 per cent year to date and 29.60 per cent year on year.

The Liv-ex Claret Chip Index finished the month at 449.88 – up 1.40 per cent on May. The benchmark has risen 8.74 per cent this year and is up 22.65 per cent on June 2010.

The Liv-ex Fine Wine Investables Index posted similar gains, closing at 369.81 – a change of 1.37 per cent month on month and 10.78 per cent year to date.

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 500 Index is the broadest based of the Liv-ex indices and ended June at 292.61. The index posted the largest monthly increase of 1.85 per cent and is up 26.19 per cent year on year.

Liv-ex Fine Wine 100