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Wednesday 25 November 2015


Luxembourg shines at Crémant awards

The 24th Concours National des Crémants saw 200 medals awarded to sparkling wines from the seven French appellations and Luxembourg.

Friday, June 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Day 3: Tour de l’Oc

Sometimes you can’t rely on sensationalist events to attract intrigue, and yet day three of the Tour de l’Oc is still worthy of your attention – and sympathy.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux-finished Irish whiskey launched

Pernod Ricard’s Irish subsidiary, Irish Distillers, has unveiled the first single pot still Irish whiskey to be finished in Bordeaux casks.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Château Léoube releases ‘Super Rosé’

Château Léoube has released its answer to Italy’s Super Tuscans – a “Super Rose” wine produced in Lalonde – staking its claim on the premium rosé market.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Bartender convicted of manslaughter

A bartender has been convicted of manslaughter after serving a man 56 shots in one sitting, which led to the man’s death.

Friday, May 29th, 2015 No Comments »

BIVB interactive tasting: A celebration of Chardonnay

The BIVB’s Live and Interactive seminar on Chardonnay proved the perfect antidote to the currently grey weather in Hong Kong.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

D’Issan celebrates UK-Bordeaux links

Château d’Issan invited prominent members of the UK trade to Westminster Abbey last night to commemorate the days when Bordeaux was English.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Mature Bordeaux keeps market buoyant

Despite a “mixed” approach to 2014 Bordeaux pricing, the fine wine market is said to be in a “broadly positive” mood, although the greatest trading activity is linked to more mature vintages.

Monday, May 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Leflaive appoints new leader

Shareholders at Domaine Leflaive have announced Brice de La Morandière as the Burgundy estate’s new manager following the death last month of Anne Claude Leflaive.

Monday, May 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Dom Pérignon sets out key to success in 2005

It was not so much quality concerns but a volume shortfall that led so few Champagne houses to make a vintage in 2005, suggested Vincent Chaperon of Dom Pérignon in the wake of its own release from this year.

Friday, May 15th, 2015 1 Comment »

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