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Friday 31 October 2014

France

Lurton financier facing embezzlement charges

French winemaker François Lurton’s former finance director is due in court for embezzling €50,000 of funds from the wine company between 2008 and 2011.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 No Comments »

Hine’s impeccable taste and tradition

After 250 years of renowned Cognac production Hine is about to change hands once more.

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 No Comments »

Cru Bourgeois fills gap left by Bordeaux price hikes

Reliable quality and good value were the key themes to emerge as the official selection of the Crus Bourgeois du Médoc from the 2011 vintage was unveiled in London last week.

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 2 Comments »

A guide to celebrating Grenache Day

Today is International Grenache Day, which is designed to raise the recognition for what is widely believed to be an underrated grape variety.

Friday, September 20th, 2013 No Comments »

A good year for the ducks

2013 in France has been a stormy affair in one way and another, and it’s not over yet.

Thursday, September 19th, 2013 No Comments »

People will have to ‘learn to love’ Bordeaux 2012

Concerns over the size and quality of Bordeaux’s 2013 vintage may force customers to review their lack of enthusiasm for the region’s 2012 wines.

Friday, September 13th, 2013 No Comments »

A grape’s progress

This week, the first batch of grapes arrived from Château Corneilla in Roussillon to London Cru in Earls Court. db tracks the journey from vine to vat.

Friday, September 13th, 2013 No Comments »

Montes: Chile can compete with best wines from France

Pioneering Chilean producer Aurelio Montes believes the country can now compete on the world stage with the best fine wines from France.

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 2 Comments »

Latour releases 07 Forts

Latour has released its 2007 Forts de Latour without the significant premium that marked its previous (and first) ex-cellar release.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

Matthew Jukes recommends “one of the world’s finest value whites” and Terry Kirby picks out “a serious wine at a seriously good price.”

Monday, September 9th, 2013 1 Comment »

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