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Wednesday 1 October 2014

France

Small Cognac growers taking wine approach

A single vintage approach is helping small Cognac producers to stand out from the might of the “big four”: Courvoisier, Rémy Martin, Martell and Hennessy.

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 No Comments »

Champagne to rival Armand de Brignac launched

A British entrepreneur has created a Champagne brand aimed at the hip hop community to rival rapper Jay-Z’s favourite fizz, Armand de Brignac.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 No Comments »

Storms wreak havoc in Bordeaux, Champagne and Cognac

Gale force winds, heavy rain and hail stones the size of prunes have wreaked havoc across vineyards in Bordeaux, Champagne and Cognac.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 No Comments »

Liquid dreams: The Lafite’s of the future?

With top-end cuvées proving an opportunity for consumers to tap into a luxury lifestyle, winemakers across the globe are creating highly priced wines to satisfy demand.

Thursday, July 25th, 2013 No Comments »

Ausone wins China trademark case

Château Ausone and Barrière Frères have won trademark court cases in China.

Monday, July 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

Rhône co-op wins historic status

Les Vignerons de Tavel has become the first co-operative in France to be awarded historic monument status.

Monday, July 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

Terrorist winemakers bomb Carcassonne

The Carcassonne headquarters of the Aude Parti Socialiste were bombed on the morning of Wednesday 17 July in an attack thought to be linked to a militant group of winemakers.

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 1 Comment »

Crus control: Muscadet

Muscadet’s producers are hoping to raise the region’s profile with a new classed growth system, which includes a newly sophisticated layer.

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 No Comments »

Robuchon opens ‘Odyssey’ in Monte Carlo

Joël Robuchon has opened his third restaurant at Monte Carlo’s Hotel Metropole with design help from Karl Lagerfeld.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 No Comments »

UK abbey beer heads overseas

The first abbey beer to be brewed in the UK since the Reformation has found its first overseas market in France.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 No Comments »

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