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Monday 28 July 2014

France

Bordeaux wines enjoy off-trade boom

Off-trade volume sales of Bordeaux wines grew by 13.9% in the last six months, despite a decline of 2.6% to the total UK off-trade market.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Trade invited to social media brand seminar

A seminar exploring the role of social media within the food and drink industry and how it can benefit international brand development is set to take place in Paris.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 serious rosé wines

Rosé is a category often unfairly overlooked, thought to be suited only to summer sipping. Here we take a look at 10 rosés that deserve to be taken seriously.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Top drinks in the Pacific press

“Vinegar” wine in Japan that’s not all it seems, Tasmanian Pinot Noir, DRC and the last bottle of Burgundy in the shop.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Languedoc ‘cru’ gets AOC status

The French national appellation body has re-classified Terrasses du Larzac in the Languedoc-Roussillon as an AOC, just in time for the 2014 vintage.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Krug: We’re not about consistency

Olivier Krug has admitted that LVMH-owned Champagne house Krug is not striving for consistency in style.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

DRC poisoning plot revealed in new book

A new book has revealed the “true story” of the 2010 attempt to extort money from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti by poisoning its vines and the case’s tragic conclusion.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Cognac holds back Rémy Cointreau

Rémy Cointreau has expressed confidence in its ability to return to growth this year, despite reporting a 5.7% organic decline for its first quarter.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 No Comments »

On this day 1453…England loses Bordeaux

On this day in 1453 the battle of Castillon was fought, bringing an end to the Hundred Years War and England’s hold on Bordeaux.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Pernod slams ‘sledgehammer’ ruling

Pernod Ricard has hit out at a decision by the Portman Group that the label of its Pernod brand is in breach of UK alcohol marketing rules.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 2 Comments »

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