Wine merchants are reporting strong rises in the price of fine Bordeaux wines. The rise is being caused by dealers competing to buy up good vintages in advance of imminent changes to pension rules that will allow investors to shelter "alternative assets" in self-invested personal pensions (SIPPS). Wine merchants say they are experiencing three times the usual level of demand for good years such as 1982, 1990, 1996 and 2000. Prices have typically risen by up to 20% over the last six weeks, with some of the greatest wines rising in price by as much as 60%. Financial Times 24/9/05 page 1, page 1 (Money)