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Saturday 5 September 2015

France

Ancient Greek wine jug found in Champagne

A Greek wine jug from the 5th century BC has been found at the burial site of a Celtic prince in the Aube region of southern Champagne.

Friday, March 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Champagne shipments rise 0.7% in 2014

Champagne shipments surpassed 307 million bottles in 2014, an increase of 0.7% on 2013, when the region sold 304m bottles worldwide.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Ch. Montrose owner ‘absolutely not dead’

Confusion reigned at the weekend after one of France’s leading businessmen and owner of Château Montrose, Martin Bouygues, was erroneously pronounced dead.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 1 Comment »

HK Baptist claims Left Bank Cup place

Hong Kong Baptist University claimed a narrow victory in the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup in Hong Kong and will now go on to compete in the final at Lafite this summer.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Mercier to bring out blanc de noirs

Champagne Mercier has launched a blanc de noirs for the French market following an investment in new packaging and an expanded range by brand owner Moët.

Friday, February 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Haut Bailly leads the Left Bank pack

Left Bank Bordeaux estates are, currently, the main beneficiaries of the region’s growing revival as the previously high flying Right Bank slows.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Vin de France celebrates star additions

This year’s Vin de France tasting showed the growing uptake of this category by major producers, as well as an ongoing diversification of top quality styles.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Belvédère ‘back in the race’

Belvédère Group, owner of Sobieski vodka and Marie Brizard liqueurs, saw net sales fall 4.1% in 2014, as it implemented a major strategic review.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Pernod Ricard: The thirst to be first

As Alexandre Ricard prepares to take the throne at Pernod Ricard this month, returning the family name to the top job, he and his predecessor Pierre Pringuet speak to Ron Emler about the ever-growing ambitions of the company

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Moët and Veuve carriages to be auctioned

A pair of 19th century coaches commissioned by Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot are to go head-to-head at a Bonhams auction next month.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 No Comments »

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