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Saturday 1 August 2015

France

Provence Wines signals ‘change of direction’

As sales of Provençal rosé continue to boom, the Provence Wine Council plans to “change direction” and focus its attention on the region’s red, white and sparkling rosé wines.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine and spirits back in growth for LVMH

Louis Vuitton Moët-Hennessy’s Q2 results have “far outpaced” analysts’ predictions on the back of strong fashion and drinks sales.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Forest fire rages through Bordeaux

A forest fire that started on Friday was still raging through Bordeaux on Sunday night with water-bombers deployed to try to keep the blaze under control.

Monday, July 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Nicolas Feuillatte bolsters position

Nicolas Feuillatte increased its shipments by 19% between 2007 to 2014, the biggest growth of any Champagne brand during that period, according to a report by Shanken.

Monday, July 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Loire festival adds British twist

The UK will be guest of honour at an annual food and wine festival due to take place in the Loire next month.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Charles Heidsieck launches 2006 rosé

Charles Heidsieck outlined important finessing of its distribution as the Champagne house unveiled its Rosé Millésime 2006, the first since its 1999 vintage.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Diam geared for growth with new facility

Closure manufacturer Diam Bouchage has opened a new €30 million factory in France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Striking ferry workers loot bar

Striking French ferry workers have ransacked the bars on the two ships they are occupying while they protest against job cuts.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 No Comments »

French authorities probe winemaker’s death

The French criminal court has launched its first ever criminal investigation into the death of a winemaker caused by sustained pesticide use over four decades.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 1 Comment »

Champagne and Burgundy join UNESCO list

Producers in Champagne and Burgundy are celebrating the addition of their vineyards and cellars to the UNESCO world heritage list.

Monday, July 6th, 2015 1 Comment »

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