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Saturday 23 August 2014

France

French fine winemakers take root in China

Some of France’s elite winemakers are planting vines in China, looking to produce the “perfect grape” in the country.

Monday, October 21st, 2013 No Comments »

Staggered harvest in the Rhône

The late spring that has so affected France’s vineyards this year has meant harvesting has finished in the southern Rhône before it has even begun in parts of the north.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 No Comments »

French government spends €50k on cellar

The French government has spent €50,000 on regional French wines to restock the cellar of the Elysée Palace after a sell-off earlier this year.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2013: a Cabernet vintage

Vintage conditions in Bordeaux this year have favoured white wines and the Cabernet grape.

Monday, October 14th, 2013 No Comments »

Value to be had from Haut-Brion?

Wines from Haut-Brion since 2008 offer some of the best value of all the first growths when prices and scores are taken into consideration.

Monday, October 14th, 2013 No Comments »

André Lurton hires Michel Rolland

Vignobles André Lurton has announced it has secured renowned winemaking consultant, Michel Rolland to work on improving the domaine’s wines.

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 No Comments »

2013 catches out uninsured growers

Maison Louis Jadot President Pierre-Henri Gagey has outlined the extent of July’s hail damage in the Côte de Beaune, which has affected a third of his Burgundy vineyards.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 No Comments »

Virginie Taittinger launches Champagne

Virginie Taittinger of the Taittinger Champagne dynasty has branched out with her own Champagne brand.

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 No Comments »

London Cru loses part of crop to rot

London Cru, a winery in central London, has had to write off seven tonnes of French grapes it was expecting due to the severity of rot in the crop.

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 No Comments »

Gosset launches 2002 prestige cuvée

Champagne Gosset has released the 2002 vintage of its prestige cuvée, Celebris, which has been described by its cellar master as having “great finesse.”

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 No Comments »

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