Bordeaux Index & LiveTrade – 2021 Industry Award Winners

Bordeaux Index Team

6 October 2021

We are delighted to announce we have won not only one but two key industry awards this year.

Our world leading trading platform, LiveTrade, has been crowned ‘The Trading Platform of the Year’ at The Drinks Business Awards 2021 and we won the ‘Bordeaux Specialist’ category at the Decanter Retailer Awards 2021.

Everything we do at Bordeaux Index is driven by a restless passion for changing the way that fine wine and spirits are traded across the globe. That restlessness has seen us utilise our deep fine wine market expertise to create a cutting-edge online trading platform - LiveTrade - which now redefines the way that wine is bought and sold for both collectors and those focused on fine wine as an alternative investment.


LiveTrade allows all participants in the fine wine market to instantly buy and sell - or place bids and offers on - key wines from Bordeaux, Champagne, Italy and other regions. You can sell pristine In Bond wine from any UK or European storage facility. LiveTrade offers firm, guaranteed buying and selling prices, immediate payments and online access 24/7.

We are thrilled that LiveTrade has won The Trading Platform of the Year at the prestigious Drinks Business Awards for the second year in a row, with feedback including that LiveTrade is,

"a powerful trading platform for fine wine that wowed judges"
Drinks Business Award 2021

We have big plans for LiveTrade with exciting developments coming in 2022.

The Trading Platform of the Year was not the only gong we were up for at The Drinks Business Awards, we also received a special commendation in the Fine Wine Retailer of the Year category, a testament to our incredible team, extensive wine range and new initiatives.

Bordeaux Specialist

Bordeaux Index is the most active trader of Bordeaux in the market, predominantly on our LiveTrade platform. We are therefore very pleased to have been recognised as the Bordeaux specialist at the Decanter Retailer Awards 2021 with the judges commenting on our restlessness and continued efforts to improve and stay ahead of the game by acknowledging our brand new website, transformative rebrand and our 'Merchant's Collection', which focused on more accessible and affordable wines.

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The wines in the Merchant’s Collection are hand-picked and recommended by our buyers as a journey through the world's classic styles, each wine unquestionably recognisable and authentic to its region, these wines are always available and customers can dip in at any time. Within this collection, we have a selection of excellent value Bordeaux which you can see along with the rest of the collection here.

The Decanter awards Chairman Peter Richards MW commented:

"Bordeaux Index has upped its game lately, with a relaunched website and improved customer engagement, and remains a key reference for fans of Bordeaux, not just at the top end but also with its more affordable Merchant’s Collection."
Decanter Best Bordeaux Specialist

Here's to another successful year at Bordeaux Index, cheers!

The Drinks Business Awards have become one of the most respected commemorations in the drinks industry. From the retail sector to importers, logistics, design, marketing campaigns and launches, the Awards are designed to recognise and reward top performers across the international drinks industry.

The Decanter Retailer Awards aim to offer wine drinkers in the UK an indispensable guide to the best wine shops, online retail, wine support services and wine lists on the high street.

Discover all of Bordeaux Index's awards here.