Pernod Ricard-owned Cognac brand Martell has appointed Inglourious Basterds and Troy star Diane Kruger as its brand ambassador.
Rhône producer, Michel Chapoutier, has bought Beaujolais negociant La Maison Trénel.
The abbey of Hautvillers, once home to the fabled Dom Pérignon, is to open to the public later this year for a series of guided tours and tastings.
Côtes du Rhône held its UK position through a “challenging” 2014 as France’s second largest AOC wine region highlighted the 27% value growth it has enjoyed in this market over the last decade.
Rosé is showing signs of a real opportunity to push into higher price points as this booming category wins over Champagne drinkers and finds listings at top restaurants.
Burgundian négociant, Badet Clément, has announced the acquisition of the Languedoc-based Monze Cave Cooperative making it a larger player in the French region.
Gérard Bertrand has released a £150 Languedoc expression that he describes as the result of a “spiritual journey” incorporating biodynamics and quantum theory.
Les Grands Chais de France has made its first step into northern Burgundy with the acquisition of Beaune négociant Tresch Clerget.
A well-meaning Frenchman was so intoxicated he was found trying to resuscitate a rubber dinghy, which he thought was a dying person.
A new bar in Lille has opened with the backing of the Catholic Church following a call from Pope Francis asking the church to “think outside the square”.
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