Fine Wine magazine’s wine auctions index: the FWAI50

wine auctions index: The Fine Wine Auction Index 50Please see the wine auctions index chart (the Fine Wine Auction Index or FWAI50) below. Please use the slider on the bottom of the chart to see any relevant period. Please note that this chart requires 'Flash' on iOS systems and the only browser with which it appears to compatible is the full version of Puffin browser on iPad/iPhone.

The wine auctions FWAI50 is calculated from auction data supplied by Zachys, Acker Merrall & Condit, Sotheby's, Christie's and Hart Davis Hart. It is based on unmixed, non-vertical, 75cl lots sold at auction. The Index is a weighted average of prices based on the quantities sold at auction in a particular month. Over any given period the FWAI50 is based on more than 30,000 separate auction lots representing more than 270k bottles of wine and in excess of $300million in sales. For a list of the wines used to compile the Fine Wine Auction Index 50 see the note. The Index is a composite if indices calculated in US$ from around the world and therefore includes fx fluctuations particularly with reference to sales quoted in GB£.

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