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Wednesday 5 August 2015

France

Top 10 dry rosés over £10

France, in particular Provence, led the way for rosés over £10 in our 2014 Global Rosé Masters, but there were some worthy mentions from elsewhere in Europe and the US.

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Cognac lines up rare gems for charity

Cognac’s annual “La Part Des Anges” charity auction, which features rare, highly collectible expressions, will open to online bidders for the first time this year.

Monday, August 18th, 2014 No Comments »

French vineyards to face heavy storms

A huge front of rain and hail is expected to make its way into southern France today, threatening a repeat of the recent devastation to vineyards.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Hobbs unveils Cahors Malbec venture

Wine consultant and Argentine Malbec pioneer Paul Hobbs has launched the result of a new project with this variety in its native Cahors.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Burgundy negociant snaps up rival

Burgundy négociant Bejot Vins & Terroir has bought its ailing rival Maison Corton Andre for “tens of millions of euros”.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Charles Heidsieck to launch ‘classic’ 2005

Champagne Charles Heidsieck has announced a plan to release its Brut Millésime 2005 this autumn.

Monday, August 4th, 2014 No Comments »

UK lawyer helps put Vinsobres on the map

An English-born producer in Vinsobres is leading efforts to raise the international profile of this “Côtes du Rhône on steroids” appellation.

Monday, August 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Hospital opens wine bar for terminally ill

A hospital in France is to open a wine bar for its terminally ill patients to allow patients to “enjoy” their final days.

Friday, August 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

Actor dismissed as Crimea winemaker

Gerard Depardieu will not be the next chief winemaker of Crimea, after its acting head said the position would be filled by a local resident.

Friday, August 1st, 2014 No Comments »

France moves to tackle pesticide risk

France is set to tighten laws on pesticide use after the country’s Senate approved a proposal that would prevent farmers from using spraying practices that pose a health risk to people.

Friday, August 1st, 2014 2 Comments »

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