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Saturday 3 December 2016 loc: GB

France

Bordeaux vintners protest at rail approval

Winemakers in Bordeaux are “on the warpath” because of the decision of the French government to approve a high-speed rail line connecting the region with Toulouse and Dax.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Vintage Champagne market ‘being exploited’

The vintage Champagne category is being exploited by certain houses who are upping production to raise their prices, according to one producer in the region.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Château La Coste: a passion for wine, art and architecture

dbHK’s Ivy Ng travels to Provence where she discovers a 3,000-acre community of wine, art and architecture at the enchanting Château La Coste.

Friday, September 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Rugby World Cup drinks match-ups

Whisky, wine and beer-producing nations are all going head-to-head this week, as we round up our drinks pairing tips for watching the Rugby World Cup action.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Sauternes producers need to adapt to survive

Sweet wine makers in Sauternes and Barsac need to expand their offerings to include dry and off-dry wines in order to survive according to one local producer.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Wine ‘doesn’t need oak to age’

Bordeaux reds do not need to spend time in oak in order to have a long life ahead of them according to one producer in the region.

Monday, September 21st, 2015 1 Comment »

Badet Clément buys Languedoc domaine

Burgundian négociant Badet Clément has strengthened its foothold in the Languedoc with the purchase of Domaine de la Métairie d’Alon.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Estates who didn’t listen to market made ‘big mistake’

Bordeaux estates that didn’t take the market into consideration when deciding their en primeur release price made a “big mistake” this year according to one first growth.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Excitement builds in Champagne

Excitement over the 2015 vintage is building in Champagne as the harvest comes to an end, with one producer confident of an “outstanding” vintage.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Grapes stolen from Guigal

Around a third of the grapes destined for Guigal’s rare Condrieu wine “Luminescence” have been stolen, it has been reported

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 No Comments »

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