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