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Tuesday 21 April 2015

France

Sauvignon and Merlot top for value

Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot are the most popular grapes used to produce good value French wines, according to the UK’s press and top sommeliers.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Pontet-Canet second wine loses AOC

The 2012 vintage of Pontet-Canet’s second wine, Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet, has had its AOC application rejected and will instead be bottled as Vin de France.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 2 Comments »

Champagne marks 10 years of ambassadors

The great and good of the Champagne community descended on Reims last week to celebrate 10 years of the Champagne Ambassador’s Awards.

Monday, October 20th, 2014 No Comments »

France takes the world blind tasting crown

France has beaten reigning champions Belgium in the second annual world blind tasting championship.

Monday, October 20th, 2014 2 Comments »

French fizz touted for UK success

French Crémant and Mousseux are well placed to become the next styles to enjoy a breakthrough in the buoyant UK sparkling wine market.

Monday, October 20th, 2014 No Comments »

French to crack down on binge drinking

New French legislation could see those who promote or incentivise binge drinking amongst youngsters face heavy fines and even a year in prison.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Rémy upbeat despite ongoing sales slide

Rémy Cointreau has stood by its prediction of a return to growth this year as the drinks group reported a -5.6% organic sales decline in its first half results.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine: The ‘Kevin Bacon of industries’

“Wine is the Kevin Bacon of industries. It’s related to art, music, food, people. It links everything to everything”, according to winemaker Aline Baly.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 No Comments »

New Rhône tips a hat to the middle ages

Chêne Bleu of Provence has announced the release of a new red wine named Astralabe.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in Waitrose over £12

Waitrose customers trade up to French wines, whatever the boss of parent company John Lewis might think, as this list proves.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 No Comments »

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