About the Appeal

In his year as Lord Mayor of London (2014/15), Alan Yarrow set about trying to raise as much funding as possible for The Lord Mayor’s appeal. The principal charities of this Appeal are Scope and Mencap, whilst The Royal Ballet School, the City & Guilds of London Art School, and The Royal Academy of Arts also benefit.

As part of this appeal, collectors have been asked to donate cases from their own portfolios. These cases will be auctioned off in 11 lots, just in time for Christmas.

The auctions will run from Monday 30th November and will close at 5pm on Tuesday 8th December.

Every penny raised from the sale of all these wines will go to the Appeal: cases have been offered by kind donors, and the sale and logistics is being handled by Liv-ex at no cost.

How to buy

If you are a private collector, you’ll need to call up your fine wine merchant who will be able to bid on your behalf.

Liv-ex members can view auctions and place bids by clicking here.

Goods will be made available for collection subject to Liv-ex’s usual terms and conditions.

The auctions will close at 5pm on Tuesday December 8th.

About Liv-ex

Liv-ex operates the global marketplace for fine wine. Its exchange, data and logistics services help merchants to transform their fine wine businesses.

Liv-ex was founded in 2000 by former stockbrokers James Miles and Justin Gibbs. The growth of the internet provided them with an opportunity to bring together a fragmented marketplace and make fine wine trading more transparent, efficient and safe. Today, 440 merchant members from 35 different countries trade on the Liv-ex exchange. Liv-ex is independent: it does not hold stock or deal with private clients.

Liv-ex’s fine wine indices are quoted by Bloomberg and Reuters. The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 – composed of wines from eight different regions – is recognised as the industry benchmark. The broader Liv-ex 1000 index tracks 1,000 wines from across the globe and its performance can be broken down by region.

Liv-ex is the largest, most comprehensive source of historical and real-time fine wine price data. It provides access to the 30,000 price changes that occur in the market every day, including live bids and offers, transaction prices, merchant list prices and auction hammer prices.