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Tuesday 31 March 2015

France

Drunk man performs CPR on rubber dinghy

A well-meaning Frenchman was so intoxicated he was found trying to resuscitate a rubber dinghy, which he thought was a dying person.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 No Comments »

Catholic Church backs new bar

A new bar in Lille has opened with the backing of the Catholic Church following a call from Pope Francis asking the church to “think outside the square”.

Monday, March 30th, 2015 No Comments »

BIVB boosts Burgundy with virtual tastings

“Bourgogne wines, live and direct in 25 cities around the world!” This is the tag line for a series of interactive presentations being hosted around the world by the BIVB.

Friday, March 27th, 2015 1 Comment »

Vintage year ‘in every two’ in Champagne

Climate change is making it easier to produce vintage Champagne with one in every two now a vintage year according to the chef de cave of Perrier-Jouët.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 1 Comment »

French GourMay to celebrate Midi-Pyrénées

This year’s “Le French GourMay” in Hong Kong and Macau will be focusing on the wine and gastronomy of France’s Midi-Pyrénées.

Friday, March 20th, 2015 No Comments »

LVMH Champagne staff in harassment case

Several LVMH employees from Champagne houses Krug and Veuve Clicquot have appeared in a Reims court accused of severe bullying and sexual harassment.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Best value Vin de France selection: the results

We reveal the silver and gold medal winning wines from the Best Value Vin de France Selection following a judging session in Paris last month.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Ancient Greek wine jug found in Champagne

A Greek wine jug from the 5th century BC has been found at the burial site of a Celtic prince in the Aube region of southern Champagne.

Friday, March 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Champagne shipments rise 0.7% in 2014

Champagne shipments surpassed 307 million bottles in 2014, an increase of 0.7% on 2013, when the region sold 304m bottles worldwide.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Ch. Montrose owner ‘absolutely not dead’

Confusion reigned at the weekend after one of France’s leading businessmen and owner of Château Montrose, Martin Bouygues, was erroneously pronounced dead.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 1 Comment »

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