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Monday 24 November 2014

France

Vin de France advances ‘French revolution’

The 2014 Best Value Vin de France International Selection has highlighted increasing consistency and creativity in the Vin de France classification.

Friday, February 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Obama serves Hollande ‘cheap’ US wine

The choice of wine served by US President Barack Obama to French President François Hollande at last night’s state dinner has been slammed as “cheap”.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 34 Comments »

Sweets for my sweet…but who else?

In what direction does the future lie for the great sweet wines of Bordeaux? Is it in the East?

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 2 Comments »

French town bombed in WW1 brews beer to thank UK town

Haybes has brewed a beer in honour of Stockport whose residents helped to rebuild its homes during WW1.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 No Comments »

French gendarmes round up wine thieves

Some 20 people have been arrested across France in a series of dawn raids by French gendarmes in a major crackdown on a gang of wine thieves.

Monday, February 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Malescasse bites the bullet on 2013 vintage

Château Malescasse, a cru bourgeois in Haut Médoc, will not make a 2013 vintage at all, selling off its wine as AOC Haut Médoc at a cut price rate.

Friday, February 7th, 2014 1 Comment »

Krug producers go head-to-head

Champagne Krug is negotiating with an Austrian producer also called Krug in a trademark tussle but both sides have different stories.

Friday, February 7th, 2014 No Comments »

New Brangelina rosé to go on sale

The 2013 vintage of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Provence rosé is to go on sale tomorrow, with only those on the waiting list able to get hold of a bottle.

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Bordeaux is on the rise

Good news for hardworking vignerons, not such good news for river-front home owners.

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Body of James Grégoire recovered

The body of Château de la Rivière’s former owner, James Grégoire, has been found in the Dordogne over a month after the deadly crash in Bordeaux.

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 No Comments »

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