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Friday 24 February 2017 loc: GB

Beaujolais

Proust Q&A: Yannick Champ

The dynamic winemaker of Prieure Roch Yannick Champ speaks to dbHK about his fear of spiders and inviting Marilyn Monroe for dinner.

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 No Comments »

UK Beaujolais sales show big upward trend

The tide appears to be turning for Beaujolais in the UK, with the latest export figures showing a volume increase of 31.68% for the Beaujolais Crus and 12.75% for Beaujolais-Villages in the 12 months to December 2016.

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 No Comments »

Louis Latour launches Pinot from Beaujolais

Beaune-based grower and négociant Louis Latour has released a new Pinot Noir in the UK that hails from Beaujolais.

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 No Comments »

Beaujolais UK exports rise again

Exports of Beaujolais wines to the UK have risen for the second year running, with the region’s crus leading the way.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 No Comments »

Les Grands Chais de France buys French bottling business

Leading French wine supplier Les Grands Chais de France has acquired a Beaujolas-based bottling company for an undisclosed sum.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016 No Comments »

31 July 1395: The banning of Gamay

This Sunday marks the 621st anniversary of Philip the Bold’s famous edict banning Gamay from the Côte d’Or, an act which has had far-reaching consequences for the region.

Friday, July 29th, 2016 No Comments »

New president for Inter Beaujolais

Inter Beaujolais has announced that Dominique Piron and David Ratignier are to be the next president and vice-president respectively of the trade body.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Beaujolais confident despite hail

Serious hail damage and a devastating rainstorm have been a serious setback for Beaujolais this year but will have no bearing on the final quality of the wines.

Friday, July 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Hail wreaks havoc in Chablis, Cognac and Beaujolais

Violent hailstorms over the weekend have wreaked havoc in Chablis, Cognac and Beaujolais, with one producer describing the situation as “apocalyptic”.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 No Comments »

‘Cuvée du Chat’ label designer dies

French political cartoonist and wine label designer for the Lapierre family, “Siné”, has died at the age of 87.

Friday, May 6th, 2016 No Comments »

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