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Thursday 31 July 2014

France

Mumm releases ‘shy’ 2006 vintage

Champagne G.H. Mumm released its 2006 vintage in London last night, with chef de cave Didier Mariotti admitting that the wine needed a little “coaxing out.”

Friday, June 21st, 2013 No Comments »

Mouton unveils new vat room

Bordeaux first growth Château Mouton Rothschild officially opened its new vat room during a gala dinner for 600 at the Pauillac estate this week.

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 No Comments »

Bollinger switches to Jeroboams for R.D.

Champagne Bollinger has opted to only release the 2000 vintage of its prestige cuvée R.D. in Jeroboam.

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 No Comments »

Bordeaux rosé growing in quality

Bordeaux’s rosé production may not be increasing but it is improving, Maison Sichel’s export director, Charles Sichel thinks.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 1 Comment »

Tax threat hits French wine exports to China

The Chinese government’s threat of an anti-dumping tax on European wines has led Chinese importers to take extreme measures, with some rushing to stockpile French wine and others putting shipments on hold.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 1 Comment »

Three arrested over Bordeaux student assault

Three people have been arrested and charged with attacking six Chinese students in Bordeaux, French prosecutors have said.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 No Comments »

Work begins on Bordeaux ‘wine city’

The first stone at what will be Bordeaux’s new wine museum was laid today at the Quai de Bacalan.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 No Comments »

Vouvray crops damaged by hail storm

Winemakers in Vouvray face a second year of weather-damaged crops after severe hail storms ripped through the region this morning destroying many vineyards.

Monday, June 17th, 2013 No Comments »

Rolland: En primeur is a ‘game’

Bordeaux’s leading consultant, Michel Rolland, has admitted that the process of en primeur tastings and the resulting scores is a risky “game” for consumers.

Friday, June 14th, 2013 No Comments »

Beynat’s replacement at Vinexpo announced

Robert Beynat, managing director of Vinexpo, is to begin the process of stepping down this autumn – leaving the role to be filled by Laurent-Perrier’s Guillaume Deglise.

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 No Comments »

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