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Wednesday 26 November 2014

2013 harvest

Rhône reaps benefits of Med climate

With the harvest complete in the Rhône Valley, Inter-Rhône has declared that 2013 was, “quite simply, a really good year”, with yields and alcohol levels down.

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 No Comments »

Investments help LGCF through difficult harvest

Les Grands Chais de France’s Bordeaux “negociant” arm – Crus et Domaines de France – has found its investments in property and consultancy has helped it through a “difficult 2013 harvest”.

Friday, November 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

Marqués de Cáceres ‘very pleased’ with 2013 harvest

Despite a difficult year for many winegrowers in the Rioja region, Marqués de Cáceres has told the drinks business it’s “very pleased with the quality of this year’s wine”.

Monday, November 4th, 2013 No Comments »

Hospices auction badly hit by vintage conditions

The annual charity auction at the Hospices de Beaune in Burgundy this November will be one of the smallest in years – but the wines show promise.

Thursday, October 31st, 2013 No Comments »

2013 catches out uninsured growers

Maison Louis Jadot President Pierre-Henri Gagey has outlined the extent of July’s hail damage in the Côte de Beaune, which has affected a third of his Burgundy vineyards.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 No Comments »

Late hail devastates Contino

Rioja producer Contino has lost nearly 90% of its crop after localised hail struck a number of villages in Alavesa earlier this month.

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 No Comments »

Champagne: 2013 vintage could be a ‘96

The initial analysis of the 2013 crop in Champagne is almost exactly the same as that of the legendary 1996 according to Henriot’s cellar master, Laurent Fresnet.

Thursday, September 5th, 2013 No Comments »

Bordelais remain upbeat about harvest

Bordeaux producers have confirmed that an abysmal flowering has lowered yields but remain upbeat about the potential quality of the year.

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 No Comments »

Bordeaux harvest 20% down on 2012

Storms and coulure have reduced the size of the Bordeaux harvest by around 1 million hectolitres the region’s trade body has reported.

Monday, September 2nd, 2013 No Comments »

Port Institute raises yield for 2013

The Inter-professional Council of the Port Institute has approved a 3.6% production increase for the 2013 harvest, although the level still falls well short of the category’s annual global sales.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 No Comments »

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