The Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 index rose 0.16% in May, representing a third month of consecutive gains. With the Bordeaux 500 gaining 0.11% and the Liv-ex 50 edging up 0.08%, the Liv-ex 100 was the only major index that drifted. It therefore appears that the market has managed to hold steady in spite of the challenging En Primeur campaign.

The gap between the best and worst performing sub-indices over the past year narrowed in May: the Rhone 100 – which has struggled the most – rose 2.04% while the Rest of the World 50 also saw a change of fortune, falling 1.01%.