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Friday 12 February 2016

France

‘Priceless’ wine guzzled in house party rampage

A young Frenchman has gone on trial for his part in a rampage at a private home during which he reportedly stole a bottle of Yquem.

Friday, January 29th, 2016 No Comments »

Profile: Moritz Bak

A young Dutch winemaker is hoping to raise awareness of the uniqueness of the Roussillon region and why it shouldn’t simply be lumped together with the Languedoc.

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 No Comments »

Badet Clément completes trio of acquisitions

Burgundian negociant Badet Clément has completed its third vineyard acquisition of 2015 in the Languedoc with the purchase of Domaine du Trésor.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Use of ‘1855’ restricted by EU

The year ‘1855’ has been officially recognised as a “traditional term” by the EU, meaning companies are no longer allowed to use it as or in their name.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Burgundy’s BIVB appoints new president

Louis-Fabrice Latour has taken over from Claude Chevalier as president of the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB).

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Domaine Dillon opens Paris residence

Haut-Brion’s parent company, Domaine Clarence Dillon, has opened a restaurant and fine wine shop in a mansion in central Paris as part of its 80th anniversary celebrations.

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Majestic launches red sparkler

British wine retailer Majestic has listed a new sparkling red from Loire producer Bouvet Ladubay.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 No Comments »

Disgorgement dates ‘reduce winemaking to numbers’

The recent obsession for including the disgorgement date on Champagne bottles is “reducing winemaking to insignificant numbers” according to one producer.

Monday, January 18th, 2016 1 Comment »

French Wine Society rebrands

Global education provider, the French Wine Society has rebranded as the Wine Scholar Guild following the expansion of its education programme to include wines from Italy and Spain.

Monday, January 18th, 2016 No Comments »

Liber Pater owner guilty of fraud

The owner of boutique Graves winery, Liber Pater, has been fined and sentenced to a prison term for fraud after falsely claiming EU subsidies.

Friday, January 15th, 2016 No Comments »

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