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Monday 8 February 2016

France

9,000 bottles of fake Moët seized in Italy

Italian police have seized over 9,000 bottles of fake Moët & Chandon Champagne from a shed in the countryside near Padua in northern Italy.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 No Comments »

de Villaine priming nephew to take over DRC

Aubert de Villaine, co-director of Burgundy’s prized Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, is priming his nephew to take over the estate in the near future.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

Drappier ‘first’ carbon neutral Champagne house

Champagne Drappier has laid claim to being the first Champagne house to reduce its carbon footprint to zero after a 10-year effort.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 1 Comment »

Michelin Guide reveals 2016 French stars

Two Paris restaurants saw their Michelin star rating upped to three following the launch of this year’s Michelin Guide France yesterday.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 1 Comment »

New marketing director for Inter-Rhône

French regional marketing body, Inter-Rhône, has named Virginie Charlier as its new marketing and communications director.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

Lanson to release single vineyard Champagne

Lanson is to release a single vineyard Champagne this spring from a walled one-hectare vineyard close to the cathedral in the city of Reims.

Friday, January 29th, 2016 1 Comment »

‘Priceless’ wine guzzled in house party rampage

A young Frenchman has gone on trial for his part in a rampage at a private home during which he reportedly stole a bottle of Yquem.

Friday, January 29th, 2016 No Comments »

Profile: Moritz Bak

A young Dutch winemaker is hoping to raise awareness of the uniqueness of the Roussillon region and why it shouldn’t simply be lumped together with the Languedoc.

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 No Comments »

Badet Clément completes trio of acquisitions

Burgundian negociant Badet Clément has completed its third vineyard acquisition of 2015 in the Languedoc with the purchase of Domaine du Trésor.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Use of ‘1855’ restricted by EU

The year ‘1855’ has been officially recognised as a “traditional term” by the EU, meaning companies are no longer allowed to use it as or in their name.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 No Comments »

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