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Thursday 26 November 2015


Obituary: Hubert de Montille

One of Burgundy’s most respected winemakers, Hubert de Montille of the eponymous estate in Volnay, has died aged 84.

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 2 Comments »

Top 10 Dubai duty free Champagnes

What better way to finish our focus on international duty free sales than with the top-selling Champagnes at Dubai International Airport.

Friday, October 31st, 2014 No Comments »

Who are France’s biggest wine drinkers?

Following France’s return to the top of the table for global wine production, figures have been released showing regional wine consumption across France.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 No Comments »

2014 harvest: Europe at a glance

As Europe brings its 2014 harvest to a close, few of the key wine regions appear to have escaped the unsettled weather conditions that look set to characterise this vintage.

Monday, October 27th, 2014 1 Comment »

Chablis has ‘brand strength of Champagne’

The strength of “brand Chablis” and its pulling power in terms of driving sales is on a par with Champagne according to one leading producer in the region.

Friday, October 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Italian woes see France regain pole position

France regained its position as the world’s biggest wine producer as the International Organisation of Vine & Wine released global production estimates for 2014.

Friday, October 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 biggest Champagne markets

With today marking the fifth global #ChampagneDay, db takes a look at the world’s biggest Champagne export markets.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 1 Comment »

Pernod hails return to growth

Pernod Ricard has predicted organic profit increase of “between +1% and +3%” for 2014/15, as it announced a return to growth in its first quarter.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Bubbly burglar busted in France

A French burglar was nabbed by police after settling in for some TV and a bottle of Champagne then forgetting to make a getaway.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Sauvignon and Merlot top for value

Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot are the most popular grapes used to produce good value French wines, according to the UK’s press and top sommeliers.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

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