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Thursday 31 July 2014

France

Top 10 wines in the UK press

Matthew Jukes recommends a “ravishing” Sauvignon Gris, while Victoria Moore picks out a fino boasting “the iodine nostril-blast of seaweed blown at you on a gusty day.”

Monday, September 30th, 2013 No Comments »

French government considers ‘repressive’ measures

A French wine lobby group, Vin & Société, is battling “repressive” proposed French laws to raise taxes on wine under the banner that it is dangerous.

Friday, September 27th, 2013 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2013: teetering on the brink

The Bordeaux harvest is late, the growing season was difficult and there are rains on the way – but there is more positive news for the whites.

Friday, September 27th, 2013 No Comments »

‘The worst vintage of our career’

What one First Growth director may have said over lunch this week.

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 No Comments »

Yquem 2011 released

Château d’Yquem has finally released the 2011 vintage having skipped last year’s en primeur.

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 No Comments »

Pavie and Angélus buoyed by upgrade

Both Angélus and Pavie are showing signs of increased attention from buyers following their recent reclassification to Grand Cru Classé A status.

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 No Comments »

Lurton financier facing embezzlement charges

French winemaker François Lurton’s former finance director is due in court for embezzling €50,000 of funds from the wine company between 2008 and 2011.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 No Comments »

Hine’s impeccable taste and tradition

After 250 years of renowned Cognac production Hine is about to change hands once more.

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 No Comments »

Cru Bourgeois fills gap left by Bordeaux price hikes

Reliable quality and good value were the key themes to emerge as the official selection of the Crus Bourgeois du Médoc from the 2011 vintage was unveiled in London last week.

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 2 Comments »

A guide to celebrating Grenache Day

Today is International Grenache Day, which is designed to raise the recognition for what is widely believed to be an underrated grape variety.

Friday, September 20th, 2013 No Comments »

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