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Saturday 22 October 2016 loc: GB


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 »

Harvest begins in Champagne

The 2015 harvest in Champagne is set to begin with the fruit in “perfect” health and yields of 10,000 kg per hectare reported.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Ratafia de Champagne given official status

For the first time in 800 years, Ratafia de Champagne is to be given official status as a product of the region.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 1 Comment »

De Boüard stars in tin capsule ad

The owner of Bordeaux’s Château Angelus, Hubert de Boüard, has lent his support to a campaign by capsule brand Pure Tin as it looks to expand across France and the US.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 1 Comment »

Top 10 richest French châteaux owners

We count down the richest French châteaux owners in the world, according to French business paper Challenge’s Fortune 500.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 2 Comments »

Sail-powered ‘ale run’ makes UK landfall

A shipment of French wine, cider and honey has made landfall in Cornwall in what is now a regular “ale run” between France and the UK.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 2 Comments »

France rejects changes to the Evin Law

An amendment to loosen France’s alcohol advertising laws has been rejected by the country’s highest lawmaking body.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 No Comments »

ABK6 Cognac joins McKinley Vintners

ABK6 Cognac from Domaines Francis Abécassis, a single estate Cognac aimed at a “new generation” of Cognac drinkers, has joined McKinley Vintners’ UK portfolio.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 No Comments »

2015 heat sparks memories of 2003

A July heatwave across much of northern Europe has led several winemakers to draw comparisons with the notoriously hot 2003 vintage.

Monday, August 10th, 2015 1 Comment »

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