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Tuesday 9 February 2016

France

French strike in defence of on-job drinking

While most strikes are over pay or conditions, French rail workers went on strike this week in defence of two colleagues caught drinking on the job.

Friday, September 26th, 2014 No Comments »

St Emilion estate to ‘equal’ Haut Brion

Prince Robert of Luxembourg has predicted his recent purchase in St Emilion is poised to become “an equal” to first growth Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Staples: Chinese wine boom never happened

The widely reported fine wine boom in China never really happened according to Simon Staples of Berry Bros & Rudd.

Friday, September 19th, 2014 4 Comments »

France 2014: the unpredictable vintage

The run up to the 2014 vintage in France has been nothing if not erratic but, as the harvest kicks off in earnest, it may turn out alright.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Château de Pommard sold to tech tycoon

Château de Pommard in Burgundy has been sold to Silicon Valley entrepreneur Michael Baum for an undisclosed sum.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 1 Comment »

Depardieu: ‘I drink 14 bottles of wine a day’

French actor Gerard Depardieu has admitted he drinks up to 14 bottles of wine a day, often starts drinking before 10am and once killed two lions.

Monday, September 15th, 2014 5 Comments »

Asia and Europe drag down Cognac

Sharp declines in shipments to the Far East and Europe have brought an end to Cognac’s three consecutive years of record growth.

Friday, September 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Les Grands Chais expands empire

Les Grands Chais de France has bought Château de la Tuilerie, a 59-hectare estate in the Costières de Nimes.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 No Comments »

France set to retake global wine crown

France is on track to take back the title of world’s biggest global wine producer from Italy.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Italy braces for smallest harvest since 1950

Italian winemakers are preparing for what could be their smallest harvest in 64 years.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 No Comments »

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