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Thursday 18 December 2014

France

Sotheby’s crosses channel for Paris sale

London-based auction house Sotheby’s is to host its first Parisian auction offering last minute Christmas treats for well-heeled wine lovers.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Copter crash victim’s family buys château

Almost a year to the day since the helicopter crash that claimed the life of James Gregoire of Château de la Rivière, his family has bought Château Ripeau in St Emilion.

Friday, December 12th, 2014 No Comments »

What does your wine say about you?

Red wine drinkers earn more and are more confident, while those who prefer whites are better team players, claims a recent study.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Thieves swipe 1,800 bottles of Côte-Rôtie

Thieves have broken into the cellars of Domaine Garon in the northern Rhône and made off with 1,800 bottles of wine worth thousands of pounds.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 1 Comment »

Muscadet undergoing a ‘renaissance’

Loire Valley Wines has released an infographic encouraging people to drink Muscadet – a wine Jancis Robinson has said we should all be drinking.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Hine unveils single vineyard Cognac

Thomas Hine & Co has added a new Cognac to its range, Domaines Hine Bonneuil, a single vineyard expression launching with its 2005 vintage.

Monday, December 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Top grapes strengthen their grip

Global wine production is showing signs of increasing homogeneity as international varieties expand their share of the world’s vineyards.

Monday, December 8th, 2014 2 Comments »

Wine from 1930s unearthed in Nazi bunker

A pair of Polish treasure hunters have discovered wine dating back to the 1930s hidden a Nazi bunker.

Friday, December 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Drouhin reveals key to success in 2013

Despite its challenges, the 2013 Burgundy vintage offers wines with “beautiful definition” that are “very precise on terroir”, according to Veronique Drouhin of Joseph Drouhin.

Friday, December 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Sauternes threatened by high-speed train

Plans for a high-speed train risks “vandalising” top Bordeaux vineyards and causing irreparable damage to the “peculiar microclimate” of Sauternes, according to French winemakers.

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 No Comments »

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