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Tuesday 29 July 2014

France

Fine wine lost in lorry smash

Up to 18,000 bottles of Saint Emilion Grand Cru have been lost after a lorry transporting them overturned in rural France yesterday.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Depardieu to launch Russian ‘bio-vodka’

Gérard Depardieu has announced plans to launch a “bio-vodka” and a chain of three restaurants in his adopted Russia.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Crémant de Savoie becomes newest AOC

Sparkling wine from Savoy has been granted the right to make Crémant de Savoie, making it France’s newest Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée.

Thursday, July 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Noilly Prat 200: Talking of taste

France is known for culinary wonders, but one thing that stands out is the vermouth — as famous as many of its Italian counterparts.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Languedoc hit by hail ‘catastrophe’

Languedoc-Roussillon has become the latest region of France to experience severe hailstorms, with some grape crops completely wiped out.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Saint-Emilion property sold to Vauthier

Alain Vauthier of Château Ausone has acquired Château La Clotte in Saint Emilion ending speculation as to which leading wine producer would do so.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 No Comments »

BBR offers Burgundy discounts

London merchant Berry Bros & Rudd is offering a wide array of discounts on its Burgundy offering until the end of the month.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 No Comments »

French workers face ban on wine at work

French workers can for the first time be forbidden from drinking wine in the workplace by their employers after an historic labour ministry ruling.

Friday, July 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Burgundian vines ‘machine-gunned’ by hail

A vicious hailstorm has ravaged the Côte de Beaune for the third year in a row with damage to the vines ranging from 40% to 90% across the region.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 No Comments »

President of wine co-op indicted for rape

The former president of a French wine co-operative has resigned following allegations of rape and sexual harassment by a number of employees.

Friday, June 27th, 2014 No Comments »

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