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Friday 23 January 2015

France

Chanson gets back on track

A new winery, better vineyard management and grape refrigeration device have helped Burgundy’s Domaine Chanson enter a new quality era.

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 1 Comment »

Prices drop for Burgundy 2013

Burgundy’s 2013 vintage is set to bring widespread price cuts, even though “many wines turned out to be better than the weather conditions suggested”.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Rise of the négociant in Burgundy?

With rising land costs in Burgundy and a revamped image of the négociant business, the region’s young talents may increasingly use the business model.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Politicians expelled over wine laxative prank

Two members of the French National Front have been expelled over accusations that they spiked one of their vice-president’s wine with a laxative.

Friday, January 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

French told to eat cheese with whisky

Wine and cheese might be a match made in heaven, but one expert is recommending that the French eat their national dish with whisky instead.

Friday, December 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Vinexpo unveils new features for 2015

Vinexpo’s next instalment in Bordeaux in June 2015 will include a number of new features, including an entire repositioning of the exhibition site.

Friday, December 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Sotheby’s crosses channel for Paris sale

London-based auction house Sotheby’s is to host its first Parisian auction offering last minute Christmas treats for well-heeled wine lovers.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Copter crash victim’s family buys château

Almost a year to the day since the helicopter crash that claimed the life of James Gregoire of Château de la Rivière, his family has bought Château Ripeau in St Emilion.

Friday, December 12th, 2014 No Comments »

What does your wine say about you?

Red wine drinkers earn more and are more confident, while those who prefer whites are better team players, claims a recent study.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Thieves swipe 1,800 bottles of Côte-Rôtie

Thieves have broken into the cellars of Domaine Garon in the northern Rhône and made off with 1,800 bottles of wine worth thousands of pounds.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 1 Comment »

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