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Wednesday 27 July 2016 loc: GB


Beer saint’s day: Arnulf of Metz

Today is the feast day of Arnulf of Metz, a patron saint of brewers whose beer cup, according to legend, really did run over.

Monday, July 18th, 2016 No Comments »

The Wine Society to shut French ‘booze-cruise’ shop

The Wine Society is to close its Montreuil Wine Shop in France, admitting that the impending Brexit confirmed it was the right decision.

Friday, July 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Starck’s ‘metal blade’ Bordeaux winery revealed

A futuristic winery designed by French architect Phillippe Starck to look like a “raw metal blade plunged in the terroir” has opened at Château les Carmes Haut-Brion in Bordeaux.

Thursday, July 14th, 2016 No Comments »

Grey Goose to open 17th-century mansion to the public

Vodka megabrand Grey Goose are set to open the doors of their lavish 17th country mansion to the public in August.

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 No Comments »

The world’s 10 most expensive cities for beer

Charting the world’s 10 most expensive cities to buy a beer.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 1 Comment »

Beaujolais confident despite hail

Serious hail damage and a devastating rainstorm have been a serious setback for Beaujolais this year but will have no bearing on the final quality of the wines.

Friday, July 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Gamay still battling Beaujolais Nouveau hangover

Consumers too often dismiss Gamay as a light and fruity, low tannin wine despite it being capable of producing complex “Pinot Noir-like” wines with the capacity to age, says one leading Beaujolais winemaker.

Friday, July 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Piper-Heidsieck to ‘evolve’ under new deputy chef de cave

Séverine Frerson-Gomez, the newly promoted role of deputy chef de cave at Champagne house Piper-Heidsieck, is set to “evolve” the Champagne house’s style for the future.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 No Comments »

The week in pictures

A meeting with opera legend Plácido Domingo, the conclusion of db’s Bourgogne Wines on Tour series and a trip up the Shard – it’s been another busy week.

Friday, June 24th, 2016 No Comments »

Irish fans praised for boosting French bar trade at Euro 2016

Irish football fans are the toast of France right now, and their infectious mood in the pubs and clubs of Paris has won them favour.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

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