As this week marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One, here we assemble five famous drinks associated with the conflict.
Old family friends of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Abbatuccis have turned their swords into ploughshares to practise biodynamic winemaking with indigenous Corsican varieties.
Piper Heidsieck will not produce a 2004 vintage of prestige cuvée Rare after its cellar master chose to replenish the house’s reserve wine stocks instead.
Cognac Frapin has launched a 25-year old Cognac laid down in 1988 to its portfolio of vintage expressions.
“Are too many Cognac houses simply trying to ape the region’s biggest brands, rather than look to what their own terroir can offer?”, asks one category expert.
A UK brewery has issued a grovelling albeit tongue-in-cheek apology to the Champagne Bureau after releasing a “Champagne-style” sparkling beer.
One of Burgundy’s most respected winemakers, Hubert de Montille of the eponymous estate in Volnay, has died aged 84.
What better way to finish our focus on international duty free sales than with the top-selling Champagnes at Dubai International Airport.
Following France’s return to the top of the table for global wine production, figures have been released showing regional wine consumption across France.
As Europe brings its 2014 harvest to a close, few of the key wine regions appear to have escaped the unsettled weather conditions that look set to characterise this vintage.
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