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Wednesday 27 May 2015

France

Winemaker in court over refusal to spray vines

A Burgundian organic winemaker has been summoned to court for refusing to spray his vines with a pesticide to prevent the spread of disease.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 2 Comments »

Wine should be sold as ‘an emotional experience’

Wineries are marketing their products in the wrong way and should instead be selling consumers “an emotional experience” according to a leading Languedoc producer.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 3 Comments »

More wine grown in China than France

China has now overtaken France to become the world’s second largest wine grower after Spain, fuelled by increasing demand for red wine.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 4 Comments »

US takes lead on wine consumption

The US has overtaken France to become the world’s largest wine consumer, although Europe as a whole still dominates consumption and production, according to a new report.

Friday, April 24th, 2015 1 Comment »

Counterfeiters target ‘Brangelina’ wine

Chinese counterfeiters have apparently begun faking the rosé wine produced from vineyards owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Hugel announces changes

Alsace producer Hugel has announced a change to its company name and the addition of a new wine to its portfolio.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Gordon Ramsay opens Bordeaux restaurant

British chef Gordon Ramsay aims to teach the Bordelais a thing or two about cooking with the opening of a restaurant in Bordeaux’s historic Golden Triangle.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Martell drafts in Hollywood actor

Pernod Ricard-owned Cognac brand Martell has appointed Inglourious Basterds and Troy star Diane Kruger as its brand ambassador.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Chapoutier buys Beaujolais negoce

Rhône producer, Michel Chapoutier, has bought Beaujolais negociant La Maison Trénel.

Monday, April 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Hautvillers to open to the public

The abbey of Hautvillers, once home to the fabled Dom Pérignon, is to open to the public later this year for a series of guided tours and tastings.

Monday, April 13th, 2015 No Comments »

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