Yesterday The Sunday Times released their 2012 HSBC International Track 200, which ranks Britain's mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. Liv-ex was delighted to be placed at number 78.

What is notable about the list is the number of wine merchants, brokers and retailers who have made the top 200. The merchant Corney & Barrow are at number 54, while Farr Vintners are at number 75. Fine wine brokers Fine + Rare are at 98, merchant Bordeaux Index at 123, and retailer Direct Wines at 146.

The UK may not (yet) be renowned for producing great wine, but it is pleasing to note that we do excel at selling and exporting it. 

You can see the full league table of the 2012 HSBC International Track 200 here