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Friday 9 October 2015


Italy becomes largest wine producer

Italy has overtaken France to become the country with the largest wine production in the world, as it expects a 50.37 million hectolitre harvest in 2015-16.

Friday, October 9th, 2015 No Comments »

M&S adds Mexican wines to its range

Marks and Spencer has added two Mexican wines along with a salted caramel craft beer as part of its Autumn range review.

Friday, October 9th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Too late’ to change 1855 classification

It is “too late” to update Bordeaux’s famous 1855 classification of Grand Cru Classé estates, according to one key player in the region.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Asda boosts online offering with 100 new wines 

Asda is boosting its online wine shop with the addition of nearly 100 new and fine wines, with around 75% of them coming from France.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Ace of Spades the ‘Rolls-Royce’ of Champagne

Armand de Brignac, the Champagne brand owned by rapper Jay-Z known as “Ace of Spades”, is the “Rolls Royce of Champagne” according to its director.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Armand de Brignac targets ‘high rollers’

Armand de Brignac, the Champagne brand owned by rapper Jay-Z, is targeting high rollers who “don’t care how much money they spend” with its new £650 fizz.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 1 Comment »

Bordeaux vintners protest at rail approval

Winemakers in Bordeaux are “on the warpath” because of the decision of the French government to approve a high-speed rail line connecting the region with Toulouse and Dax.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Vintage Champagne market ‘being exploited’

The vintage Champagne category is being exploited by certain houses who are upping production to raise their prices, according to one producer in the region.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Château La Coste: a passion for wine, art and architecture

dbHK’s Ivy Ng travels to Provence where she discovers a 3,000-acre community of wine, art and architecture at the enchanting Château La Coste.

Friday, September 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Rugby World Cup drinks match-ups

Whisky, wine and beer-producing nations are all going head-to-head this week, as we round up our drinks pairing tips for watching the Rugby World Cup action.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

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