Opinion

Market-leading fine wine opinion: market reports, investment angles and FINE+RARE’s assessment on industry developments.

FINE+RARE Quarterly Report: 2014 Q2

The second quarter of 2013 hardly started with a bang. Bordeaux 2013 was the third vintage in a row to be met by negativity...
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FINE+RARE Quarterly Report: 2014 Q1

After a very successful 2013, we came out of the traps in 2014 with our sights set even higher.  Herewith the key events and...
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June 2013 – Market Report

Demand for the 2011 Ports accelerated in May. Jancis Robinson’s enthusiasm for the vintage was echoed by James Suckling, who calls it ‘a modern...
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May 2013 – Market Report

The market in April The 2012 campaign started early this year with several big releases during the week after the UGC tastings. Calls by...
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Market Outlook April 2013

Chateau Latour releases the first of its mature ex-chateau stock Having announced last year that 2011 would be the last vintage to be offered...
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Market Outlook March 2013

The Market in February Improved market confidence Prices for some blue chip Bordeaux have strengthened for the first time in many months. Although it...
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Market Outlook February 2013

The Market in January Burgundy 2011 The 2011 Burgundy en-primeur release circus has been well-received, along with the circus of tastings that come with...
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Market Outlook January 2013

A look back on 2012 2012 has been an eventful year in the wine trade. In many ways, it has been a difficult twelve...
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Market Outlook December 2012

The Market in November Strong interest in 2010 Bordeaux Trade in 2010 vintage has been strong, as buyers look towards the Wine Advocate’s in-bottle...
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A Week in the Far East

Speak to anyone on the wine trade about the fine wine market and the words “The Far East” will inevitably come out within five...
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Market Outlook November 2012

The Market in October Bordeaux trade dominated by top vintages Interest in 2009 Bordeaux continues to be strong, partly aided in the UK by Decanter’s recent report on the vintage....
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Market Report September 2012

Bordeaux picks up slightly driven by 2009 but interest at the very top end remains limited Bordeaux’s share of the market at Fine+Rare was up...
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