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Tuesday 2 September 2014

France

Bordeaux 2013: Pontet-Canet a ‘tough ask’?

Pontet-Canet has jumped the starting gun for this year’s en primeurs, releasing its 2013 vintage at €60 a bottle ex-négociant – the same price as the 2012.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Burgundy vines ‘two weeks ahead’

Burgundy’s growing season is already some two weeks ahead of itself due to a warm start to spring, prompting fears of frost damage.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Still ‘much to discover’ in Burgundy

Despite the worldwide fame of some Burgundian appellations, there are still many which lack major recognition the export director for the Burgundy Bureau has said.

Friday, March 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Latour releases 2004 to ‘deathly silence’

Château Latour has re-released its 2004 vintage and 2006 Forts de Latour with respective premiums of 23% and 6% – and the market has greeted it with “deathly silence”.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 No Comments »

French wine gets new multi-lingual website

A new multi-country, multi-language website for French Wines called vins-france.com has gone live.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine terrorists attack telephone exchange

A group of militant winemakers has appeared to claim responsibility for an arson attack on two telephone exchanges.

Monday, March 17th, 2014 1 Comment »

Rhône retains lead on UK French sales

The Rhône has maintained its off-trade lead within the French category despite a slight dip in volume over 2013.

Saturday, March 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Author of ‘cruel’ St Emilion book sued

A journalist who wrote a book “exposing” the wine industry and lambasting Saint Emilion as “cruel” is facing legal action from Angélus’s owner, Hubert de Boüard.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 1 Comment »

Loire winemaker in court over AOC breach

A biodynamic winemaker is facing a fine of €5,000 for allegedly wrongly linking 2,800 bottles of his vin de table wine to an Appellation of Origin (AOC).

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Riesling focus for second Alsace trade fair

The second Millésimes Alsace trade fair will take place this June with a focus on Riesling, but also Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Crémant d’Alsace.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 No Comments »

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