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Saturday 28 February 2015

France

Wine and Warfare part 12: Vineyards under attack

Wine and Warfare looks at the resilience of France’s vineyards from the Hundred Years War, through the campaigns of Napoleon to the ravages of WW2.

Friday, January 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 Chardonnays over £20

From Spain to New Zealand, we pick out the highest performing medallists priced above £20 in the drinks business Global Chardonnay Masters 2013.

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Top blanc de blancs Champagnes

We pick out the sparkling wines which won either gold or master awards in the drinks business Global Chardonnay Masters 2013

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 1 Comment »

Wine and Warfare part 9: le salut au pinard

Wine and Warfare looks at the role of the wine ration in the life of the French poilus on the western front.

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Castel fined €4m for Patriarche purchase

French wine group Castel Frères fined €4 million for failing to notify the government about its acquisition of companies from Patriarche in 2011.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Wine and warfare part 7: the vivandières

Wine and Warfare takes a look at the vivandières, women who would serve drinks to the troops even in the midst of a battle.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

André Lurton announces new appointments

Vignobles André Lurton has made several key appointments to its viticultural and winemaking teams.

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Wine and Warfare part 6: Death in Burgundy

The little known story of the Franco-Prussian war in the heart of Burgundy and the Battle for Nuits-Saint-Georges.

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Wine and warfare part 4: Sabrage

Wine and Warfare rides with Napoleon’s cavalry across the battlefields of Europe in the glory days of the first empire, seeking “la gloire” and the origins of sabrage.

Thursday, December 19th, 2013 No Comments »

Ponsot and de Villaine testify in Kurniawan trial

On day four of the trial of alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan, Burgundy heavyweights Laurent Ponsot and Aubert de Villaine testified against Kurniawan.

Friday, December 13th, 2013 No Comments »

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