Wine Prices Continue to Rise at Auction

Auction Index gains 6.6 percent in the first half of 2010
Peter D. Meltzer
Issue: October 15, 2010

Much like the Dow, which periodically changes its components to better reflect market activity, the Wine Spectator Auction Index is also subject to adjustment. One important change in this report: The 1961 Bordeaux listing has been replaced by a listing for the 2000 vintage. While well-stored examples of the 1961 should enjoy a good shelf-life, price volatility for that older vintage (due to uneven condition and declining volume) makes 2000 a better gauge of the market.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 13, 2010.

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