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Friday 19 September 2014

France

France 2014: the unpredictable vintage

The run up to the 2014 vintage in France has been nothing if not erratic but, as the harvest kicks off in earnest, it may turn out alright.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Château de Pommard sold to tech tycoon

Château de Pommard in Burgundy has been sold to Silicon Valley entrepreneur Michael Baum for an undisclosed sum.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Depardieu: ‘I drink 14 bottles of wine a day’

French actor Gerard Depardieu has admitted he drinks up to 14 bottles of wine a day, often starts drinking before 10am and once killed two lions.

Monday, September 15th, 2014 4 Comments »

Asia and Europe drag down Cognac

Sharp declines in shipments to the Far East and Europe have brought an end to Cognac’s three consecutive years of record growth.

Friday, September 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Les Grands Chais expands empire

Les Grands Chais de France has bought Château de la Tuilerie, a 59-hectare estate in the Costières de Nimes.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 No Comments »

France set to retake global wine crown

France is on track to take back the title of world’s biggest global wine producer from Italy.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Italy braces for smallest harvest since 1950

Italian winemakers are preparing for what could be their smallest harvest in 64 years.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Vinexpo takes on two new directors

Vinexpo has appointed two new directors, including a former employee at the Tax Free World Association.

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Revered consultant Jacques Boissenot dies

Jacques Boissenot, one of the world’s most influential wine consultants, has died aged 75.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

French are clueless about wine

Seven out of 10 French people don’t know their Chablis from their Champagne, according to a recent survey.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 6 Comments »

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