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Tuesday 27 September 2016 loc: GB

France

Excitement builds in Champagne

Excitement over the 2015 vintage is building in Champagne as the harvest comes to an end, with one producer confident of an “outstanding” vintage.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Grapes stolen from Guigal

Around a third of the grapes destined for Guigal’s rare Condrieu wine “Luminescence” have been stolen, it has been reported

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 No Comments »

On this day 1715…Dom Pérignon dies

The famous “inventor” of Champagne, Dom Pierre Pérignon, died on this day 300 years ago.

Monday, September 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Lanson courts travel retail

Champagne Lanson is seeking to enhance its travel retail business with the launch of a gift box with symbols from the house’s 250-year history.

Friday, September 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux wine museum rebrands

The decision has been taken to rename Bordeaux’s new wine museum with a somewhat snappier title.

Friday, September 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Chablis confident of ‘excellent’ vintage

Chablis producers are confident of an “excellent” vintage despite the recent hail, which affected some 300 hectares in total.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

White harvest beginning in Bordeaux

Bordeaux estates have begun their white grape harvests but most of the reds will be not be harvested until later in the month.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

The Proust Q&A: Jean-Claude Mas

The charismatic French estate owner on the importance of harmony, his fear of failure and love of long legs.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Chablis hit by hail

A hailstorm has struck in Chablis on the very eve of the harvest but there appears to be some confusion as to the extent of the damage.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

On this day 1715…death of Louis XIV

How Louis XIV’s doctors tried to use wine to cure the ailing monarch before his death, 300 years ago on this day in 1715.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 No Comments »

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