The Liv-ex 1000 index – the broadest measure of the fine wine market – closed April 2017 at 306.81, up just 0.05% on March’s close of 306.67. The Liv-ex 1000 was the only major index to increase this month: both the Liv-ex 50 and Liv-ex 100 dropped 0.57% and 0.53% respectively.

Within the Liv-ex 1000, the performance of the sub-indices varied. The Rhone 100 was the best performer for the second month running, up 0.76%. The Burgundy 150 and Bordeaux 500 both slipped this month and were down 0.19% and 0.20% respectively.

The Champagne 50 has seen the most improvement in 2017 and is up 6.07% year to date.