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Saturday 22 October 2016 loc: US


Martell drafts in Hollywood actor

Pernod Ricard-owned Cognac brand Martell has appointed Inglourious Basterds and Troy star Diane Kruger as its brand ambassador.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Chapoutier buys Beaujolais negoce

Rhône producer, Michel Chapoutier, has bought Beaujolais negociant La Maison Trénel.

Monday, April 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Hautvillers to open to the public

The abbey of Hautvillers, once home to the fabled Dom Pérignon, is to open to the public later this year for a series of guided tours and tastings.

Monday, April 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Rhône holds firm in UK

Côtes du Rhône held its UK position through a “challenging” 2014 as France’s second largest AOC wine region highlighted the 27% value growth it has enjoyed in this market over the last decade.

Monday, April 13th, 2015 No Comments »

‘On fire’ rosé ready for upmarket push

Rosé is showing signs of a real opportunity to push into higher price points as this booming category wins over Champagne drinkers and finds listings at top restaurants.

Friday, April 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Badet Clément purchases Languedoc co-op

Burgundian négociant, Badet Clément, has announced the acquisition of the Languedoc-based Monze Cave Cooperative making it a larger player in the French region.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Bertrand shows off spiritual dimension

Gérard Bertrand has released a £150 Languedoc expression that he describes as the result of a “spiritual journey” incorporating biodynamics and quantum theory.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 No Comments »

French giant moves into Côte D’Or

Les Grands Chais de France has made its first step into northern Burgundy with the acquisition of Beaune négociant Tresch Clerget.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Drunk man performs CPR on rubber dinghy

A well-meaning Frenchman was so intoxicated he was found trying to resuscitate a rubber dinghy, which he thought was a dying person.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 No Comments »

Catholic Church backs new bar

A new bar in Lille has opened with the backing of the Catholic Church following a call from Pope Francis asking the church to “think outside the square”.

Monday, March 30th, 2015 No Comments »

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