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Friday 25 April 2014

France

Bordeaux 2013: Haut-Brion highs and lows

Haut-Brion and its confederates dominate this morning’s releases but while there are cuts for the reds, the whites haven’t budged from last year.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Rosé sales soaring in France

Sales of rosé have tripled in France over the last 10 years with the style rapidly gaining in popularity as snobbish attitudes towards pink wine soften.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

db Eats: Blanchette

db’s Lucy Shaw heads to French bistro Blanchette in Soho for foie gras, baked scallops and an encounter with Gérard Depardieu.

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Wine thieves jailed for two years

Two men who stole wines from some of Bordeaux’s most prestigious Chateaux have been jailed.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 No Comments »

12 winemakers to watch in Champagne

We round up a dozen chef de caves in the making who are helping to make their houses sparkle with their passion, energy and technical nous.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 No Comments »

LVMH buys first Burgundy vineyard

Luxury goods giant, LVMH, has acquired its first Burgundy vineyard having bought the 14th century Clos des Lambrays.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 best value wines of Bordeaux 2013

The top wines of the Bordeaux 2013 vintage expected to be the best value, as chosen by the trade for Liv-ex’s survey.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine given heritage status in France

A bill put forward to the French senate to give the country’s wines and vineyards national heritage status has been accepted.

Monday, April 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Angélus slashes 2013 output by 40%

St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé A estate Château Angélus has slashed the production of its 2013 grand vin by 40% in order to “protect” the brand.

Friday, April 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Giboulot fined €500 for not spraying

Burgundian winemaker Emmanuel Giboulot has been fined €500 for refusing to spray his vines against the leaf-hopper virus.

Monday, April 7th, 2014 1 Comment »

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