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Tuesday 2 September 2014

France

UK lawyer helps put Vinsobres on the map

An English-born producer in Vinsobres is leading efforts to raise the international profile of this “Côtes du Rhône on steroids” appellation.

Monday, August 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Hospital opens wine bar for terminally ill

A hospital in France is to open a wine bar for its terminally ill patients to allow patients to “enjoy” their final days.

Friday, August 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

Actor dismissed as Crimea winemaker

Gerard Depardieu will not be the next chief winemaker of Crimea, after its acting head said the position would be filled by a local resident.

Friday, August 1st, 2014 No Comments »

France moves to tackle pesticide risk

France is set to tighten laws on pesticide use after the country’s Senate approved a proposal that would prevent farmers from using spraying practices that pose a health risk to people.

Friday, August 1st, 2014 2 Comments »

Rémy pushes for liqueur and spirit growth

Rémy Cointreau has promoted Panos Sarantopoulos to the post of CEO for its Liqueurs & Spirits division with a remit to speed up growth in this corner of the portfolio.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 No Comments »

Faiveley buys Billaud-Simon

Burgundian producer Domaine Faiveley has made a significant first step into Chablis with the acquisition of Domaine Billaud-Simon.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 No Comments »

Penfolds ups distribution in France

Australian wine brand Penfolds has teamed up with the Nicolas wine group in an effort to improve its distribution in France.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 1 Comment »

Professor claims terroir is ‘a myth’

The quality of some of the world’s top wines is down to a concentration of expertise rather than terroir, a French professor has argued.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 16 Comments »

Bordeaux wines enjoy off-trade boom

Off-trade volume sales of Bordeaux wines grew by 13.9% in the last six months, despite a decline of 2.6% to the total UK off-trade market.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Trade invited to social media brand seminar

A seminar exploring the role of social media within the food and drink industry and how it can benefit international brand development is set to take place in Paris.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

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