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Tuesday 30 August 2016 loc: GB

France

Pol Roger launches 2008 Brut rosé

Pol Roger has released a 2008 vintage rosé Champagne – a style only produced in the very best years.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Chinese wine investor buys seventh estate

Hong Kong businessman Peter Kwok has bought his seventh château in Bordeaux – this time in partnership with French and Belgian investors.

Monday, March 7th, 2016 No Comments »

North launches online French wine retailer

Tim North, who headed up the UK arm of French importer Les Grands Chais de France for 17 years, has launched his own online wine retail business.

Friday, March 4th, 2016 4 Comments »

Yves Saint Laurent wine to be auctioned

A fantastic array of rare Champagne and claret belonging to Yves Saint Laurent’s partner, Pierre Bergé, is to be auctioned in Paris next week.

Friday, March 4th, 2016 No Comments »

Jose Cuervo changes French distributor

Bardinet, the drinks importer owned by La Martiniquaise group, has taken over the distribution of Tequila Jose Cuervo in France.

Friday, March 4th, 2016 No Comments »

France’s oldest wine estate goes on sale

The 1,000 year-old Château de Goulaine in the Loire Valley, reputed to be France’s and one of Europe’s oldest wine producing estates, has been put up for sale.

Friday, March 4th, 2016 1 Comment »

Winemakers champion aged Beaujolais

Two winemakers from Moulin-á-Vent are shining a light on aged Beaujolais, a wine typically consumed young, believing that its potential has been overlooked.

Monday, February 29th, 2016 No Comments »

French winemakers angry over Tour de France sponsor

French winemakers have threatened to disrupt the Tour de France over the cycling event’s decision to award a Chilean wine brand an exclusive sponsorship deal.

Monday, February 29th, 2016 2 Comments »

Chinese tycoon to create ‘mini Versailles’ in Bordeaux

The second richest man in China, Jack Ma, plans to create a “mini Versailles” in Entre-Deux-Mers having acquired Bordeaux estate Château de Sours.

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Potential of Corsican wines highlighted at tasting

French sommelier Olivier Poussier demonstrated the ability of Corsican wines to age during a tasting at last week’s Vinisud.

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 No Comments »

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