China has now overtaken France to be the world’s second largest wine grower after Spain, fuelled by increasing demand for red wine.
The US has overtaken France to become the world’s largest wine consumer, although Europe as a whole still dominates consumption and production, according to a new report.
Chinese counterfeiters have apparently begun faking the rosé wine produced from vineyards owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Alsace producer Hugel has announced a change to its company name and the addition of a new wine to its portfolio.
British chef Gordon Ramsay aims to teach the Bordelais a thing or two about cooking with the opening of a restaurant in Bordeaux’s historic Golden Triangle.
Pernod Ricard-owned Cognac brand Martell has appointed Inglourious Basterds and Troy star Diane Kruger as its brand ambassador.
Rhône producer, Michel Chapoutier, has bought Beaujolais negociant La Maison Trénel.
The abbey of Hautvillers, once home to the fabled Dom Pérignon, is to open to the public later this year for a series of guided tours and tastings.
Côtes du Rhône held its UK position through a “challenging” 2014 as France’s second largest AOC wine region highlighted the 27% value growth it has enjoyed in this market over the last decade.
Rosé is showing signs of a real opportunity to push into higher price points as this booming category wins over Champagne drinkers and finds listings at top restaurants.
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