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Ratafia de Champagne given official status

For the first time in 800 years, Ratafia de Champagne is to be given official status as a product of the region.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 1 Comment »

De Boüard stars in tin capsule ad

The owner of Bordeaux’s Château Angelus, Hubert de Boüard, has lent his support to a campaign by capsule brand Pure Tin as it looks to expand across France and the US.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 1 Comment »

Top 10 richest French châteaux owners

We count down the richest French châteaux owners in the world, according to French business paper Challenge’s Fortune 500.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 2 Comments »

Sail-powered ‘ale run’ makes UK landfall

A shipment of French wine, cider and honey has made landfall in Cornwall in what is now a regular “ale run” between France and the UK.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 2 Comments »

France rejects changes to the Evin Law

An amendment to loosen France’s alcohol advertising laws has been rejected by the country’s highest lawmaking body.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 No Comments »

ABK6 Cognac joins McKinley Vintners

ABK6 Cognac from Domaines Francis Abécassis, a single estate Cognac aimed at a “new generation” of Cognac drinkers, has joined McKinley Vintners’ UK portfolio.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 No Comments »

2015 heat sparks memories of 2003

A July heatwave across much of northern Europe has led several winemakers to draw comparisons with the notoriously hot 2003 vintage.

Monday, August 10th, 2015 1 Comment »

New strategy pays off for Marie Brizard

The recently renamed Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has reported a 4.5% sales increase for the first half of 2015 after implementing a new strategic plan.

Monday, August 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: dry but promising

Younger parcels are struggling in the current heat but older vines seem to be in “rude health” as the weather stays on-track so far this year.

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 No Comments »

France to relax vineyard planting rules

France will relax the current rules and regulations surrounding vineyard plantings when they come to an end in December.

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 No Comments »

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