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Saturday 28 November 2015


English fizz trumps Champagne in blind tasting

A pair of English sparkling wines from Hampshire and Sussex have beaten famous Champagnes to take the top spots in a blind tasting.

Sunday, October 25th, 2015 2 Comments »

1415: We few…

In part III we examine how after Agincourt the city of London welcomed Henry home with an abundance of wine and one French prisoner was tasked with tasked with tracking down some rare Burgundy to help secure his release.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

London now ‘as good as Paris’ for food

Three French brothers due to open an offshoot of their iconic Paris restaurant in London today have admitted that the UK capital is now as good for food as the City of Light.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 No Comments »

South Korean artist designs Mouton 2013 label

South Korean painter Lee Ufan has been unveiled as the artist behind the Château Mouton Rothschild 2013 label; a vintage many in the region would like to forget.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 No Comments »

1415: Making bottles of their bellies

In the second part of our look at wine in the Agincourt campaign, we turn our attention to medieval viticulture, how did they make wine then and what did it taste like?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 No Comments »

DP’s Geoffroy defends multiple releases

Dom Pérignon’s chef de cave Richard Geoffroy has spoken out in defence of multiple Champagne releases, insisting there is “more latitude in playing the vintage game than ever”.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Head of Beaujolais wine body quits

Sébastien Coquard, president of Beaujolais ODG, has resigned from his post in anger at the “unacceptable” treatment he claims to have endured from the region’s winemakers.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 No Comments »

1415: The million gallon question

As the 600th anniversary of Agincourt approaches, in the first of a new three-part series we examine the role of wine in the campaign. Part I: Just how big were the English wine supplies?

Monday, October 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Young French drinking more wine

The number of “occasional” wine drinkers in France is growing, with young people and women returning to the national drink.

Thursday, October 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Alsace 2015: ‘truly exceptional’

Famille Hugel in Alsace has said it thinks the 2015 vintage in Alsace will be “truly exceptional”.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 No Comments »

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