Fine wine was not immune to last year's downturn. The unparalleled economic circumstances coupled with the collapse of Lehman Brothers spearheaded a massive sell-off of wine, which saw the value of some of the world's top selling Bordeaux plummet by as much as 40 per cent. However, since the downturn sparked in October 2008, the market for quality wine has enjoyed a rapid turnaround with the wine industry's leading benchmark, the Liv-Ex 100 Fine Wine index, enjoying some of the biggest rises since mid-2007.
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