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Wednesday 27 July 2016 loc: GB

France

Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger rules himself out of French presidency race

Just five days after declaring his interest in running for the French presidency in 2017, the outspoken Champagne boss has retracted his plans.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 No Comments »

London gets its first cidrothèque

Hoping to do for cider what BrewDog bars have done for beer, entrepreneur Aymeric Peurois has launched London’s first cidrothèque.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux legend Denis Dubourdieu dies

Renowned French wine consultant and winemaker Denis Dubourdieu has died at the age of 67 following a battle with cancer.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 No Comments »

db interview: Stephen Leroux of Charles Heidsieck

db talks Champagne Charlie, Abraham Lincoln and how the house was recently rescued from oblivion with Charles Heidsieck’s executive director.

Friday, July 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

CRAV mob attacks French wine co-op

Masked members of the militant Comité Regionale d’Action Viticole (CRAV) have smashed the windows of a French wine co-operative and set its offices alight in a violent attack.

Friday, July 22nd, 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 »

Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger – the next French president?

Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, the ebullient head of historic Champagne house Taittinger, has thrown his hat into the ring for French president.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Adnams boosts own-label with premium tier

Suffolk-based retailer Adnams is upping its focus on its own label wine range, with the addition of a new tier of premium wines this autumn.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Wine retailer inspired by fashion launched

Charlotte Calvet from the Bordeaux-based Calvet wine family has launched an online wine retailer inspired by the fashion world’s use of seasonal collections.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Climens to open doors to visitors

Barsac estate Château Climens will open its doors to visitors by appointment from this September.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 No Comments »

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