The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index is the industry's leading benchmark. It represents the price movement of 100 of the most sought-after fine wines for which there is a strong secondary market and is calculated monthly. The majority of the index consists of Bordeaux wines – a reflection of the overall market – although wines from Burgundy, the Rhone, Champagne and Italy are also included. The index is calculated using Liv-ex Mid Prices and is then weighted to account for original production levels and increasing scarcity as the wine ages. As such, the index is designed to give each wine a weighting that corresponds with its impact on the overall market.
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index tracks the daily price movement of the most heavily traded commodities in the fine wine market - the ten most recent vintages (excluding En Primeur, currently 2000-2009) the Bordeaux First Growths.
The Liv-ex Bordeaux 500 is Liv-ex's most comprehensive index and reflects trends in the wider fine wine market. It represents the price movement of 500 leading wines and is calculated monthly using the Liv-ex Mid Price. The index has been backdated to December 2003.
The Liv-ex Fine Wine Investables Index tracks the most "investable" wines in the market — around 200 wines from 24 top Bordeaux chateaux. In essence, it aims to mirror the performance of a typical wine investment portfolio. The index data starts in 1988, further back than any other Liv-ex index.
The Graph below is a comparison of £10,000 invested in several major asset classes including fine wine, in July 2001 and the performance up to June 2012.
BWC Clients Purchases over 3-10 Years
Price accurate as of January 2013