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Thursday 23 October 2014

France

New Rhône tips a hat to the middle ages

Chêne Bleu of Provence has announced the release of a new red wine named Astralabe.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in Waitrose over £12

Waitrose customers trade up to French wines, whatever the boss of parent company John Lewis might think, as this list proves.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Canard-Duchêne bucks Champagne trend

Canard-Duchêne has hailed a “truly historical performance” as it outshone the wider Champagne category by posting 2.5% growth for the first half of 2014.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Chablis needs to tell its terroir story

Having benefitted from the strength of “brand Chablis”, the time has come to tell its terroir story, according to one of the region’s key winemakers.

Monday, October 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Chablis in pictures

With the last grapes of the 2014 harvest picked, autumn is in full swing in Chablis, setting the leaves aflame. Herewith, a pictorial tour of the region.

Friday, October 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Jeroboam ageing ‘mystery’ to be solved

The effect of producing vintage Champagne in Jeroboam formats is not yet fully understood and is likely to be one of the next generation of winemakers’ most intriguing challenges.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Bordeaux recovery boosts French volumes

France’s wine production could reach 46.5 million hectolitres this year, a 10% rise on last year.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 No Comments »

St Emilion: Balancing modernity and tradition

On one of the few sunny winter days in February, Vincent Lignac, 38, is pruning the 5.3 hectares of his family’s vineyard Château Guadet, on the edge of the picturesque medieval town of Saint Emilion.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Finance to fine wine: a winemaker’s journey

The sloping hillside of Château Biac faces the Garonne River, which protects the vineyard from both frost and heat. Like its storybook setting, Château Biac has a story to tell, writes Tania Teschke.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Charles Heidsieck winemaker dies

Thierry Roset, chef de caves of Champagne house Charles Heidsieck, has died suddenly at the age of 55.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 2 Comments »

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