A Burgundian winemaker charged with refusing to spray his vines to prevent the spread of disease has been cleared due to an administrative technicality.
Sébastien Coquard, president of Beaujolais ODG, has resigned from his post in anger at the “unacceptable” treatment he claims to have endured from the region’s winemakers.
China’s dwindling economy could help stabilise its wine market and see it being a new devotee of Beaujolais, according to Louis Latour’s export director, Mark Allen.
Inter Beaujolais is to continue its marketing campaign in the UK next year which will also target the Republic of Ireland for the first time as well.
Beaujolais is trying to gain AOC status for its sparkling wines which, with it being mostly rosé, will make it doubly appealing thinks Inter Beaujolais.
Rhône producer, Michel Chapoutier, has bought Beaujolais negociant La Maison Trénel.
UK merchant Corney & Barrow has added a significant Burgundy producer to its portfolio in the form of grand cru specialist Domaine Jacques Prieur.
Wine lovers in Japan celebrated the release of 2014’s Beaujolais Nouveau by bathing in the wine at a hot spring resort west of Tokyo.
Bibendum is predicting a Beaujolais revival among 25 to 34-year-olds after research showed baby boomers are still drinking the Gamay-based wine.
A brave bunch of pickers at Domaine Marcel Lapierre in Beaujolais have stripped off during the harvest to pose for a calendar printed by the estate.
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