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Friday 30 September 2016 loc: GB

France

Wine scam rocks Chablis

The head of a large French wine producer has been arrested for allegedly blending other white wines into its Chablis for over a decade.

Friday, May 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Rosé tasting shows Provençal dominance

A blind tasting of premium rosés in London recently highlighted the strength of the Provençal style as the benchmark for dry rosés.

Friday, May 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Champagne must tackle pressing issue

Champagne producers must harness modern technology and expertise to refine the region’s pressing process, believes Dom Pérignon oenologist Vincent Chaperon.

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Collector charging €10,000 for wine tasting

One of the world’s leading wine collectors, Michel-Jack Chasseuil, is offering wine lovers the chance to taste a selection of his wines for €10,000 a ticket.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 1 Comment »

Champagne and Burgundy titan Joseph Henriot dies

Joseph Henriot, owner of Champagne Henriot, Burgundy négociant Bouchard Père et Fils and Chablis estate William Fèvre, has died aged 79.

Friday, May 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Winemaker in court over refusal to spray vines

A Burgundian organic winemaker has been summoned to court for refusing to spray his vines with a pesticide to prevent the spread of disease.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 2 Comments »

Wine should be sold as ‘an emotional experience’

Wineries are marketing their products in the wrong way and should instead be selling consumers “an emotional experience” according to a leading Languedoc producer.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 3 Comments »

More wine grown in China than France

China has now overtaken France to become the world’s second largest wine grower after Spain, fuelled by increasing demand for red wine.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 4 Comments »

US takes lead on wine consumption

The US has overtaken France to become the world’s largest wine consumer, although Europe as a whole still dominates consumption and production, according to a new report.

Friday, April 24th, 2015 1 Comment »

Counterfeiters target ‘Brangelina’ wine

Chinese counterfeiters have apparently begun faking the rosé wine produced from vineyards owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 No Comments »

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