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Friday 19 September 2014

France

Crus control: Muscadet

Muscadet’s producers are hoping to raise the region’s profile with a new classed growth system, which includes a newly sophisticated layer.

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 No Comments »

Robuchon opens ‘Odyssey’ in Monte Carlo

Joël Robuchon has opened his third restaurant at Monte Carlo’s Hotel Metropole with design help from Karl Lagerfeld.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 No Comments »

UK abbey beer heads overseas

The first abbey beer to be brewed in the UK since the Reformation has found its first overseas market in France.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 No Comments »

Double bubble: Moet Hennessy

After investing heavily in the Ningxia region of northern China, Moët Hennessy’s gaze is now firmly fixed on producing sparkling wine in north-western India.

Monday, July 15th, 2013 No Comments »

Cognac in pictures

db’s eventful trip to Cognac took in Sinead O’Connor, an umbrella tree, Napoleon’s hat, blindfolding, bobbing boats and pyjama-wearing donkeys.

Friday, July 12th, 2013 No Comments »

Rappers’ thirst for Cognac welcomed by region’s big players

The enduring thirst for Cognac on the part of influential rappers like Nas and Jay-Z has been hugely positive for the region, according to one key producer.

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 artworks spotted at Vinexpo

Contemporary art was given a spotlight at this year’s Vinexpo in Bordeaux, with the LDB Gallery, based in the French Riviera town of Saint Paul de Vence displaying works from a number of its artists.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 No Comments »

Coopers suffering from trend for unoaked wines

The global trend for unoaked wines is hitting coopers hard; with one barrel maker admitting to 20% sales loses over the last four years.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 No Comments »

Asia fuelling success of prestige Cognac

The Asian market’s thirst for Cognac is fuelling the success of the region’s top blends according to the largest family-owned producer in Cognac.

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 No Comments »

Sanders: ‘Parker pushed us to do better’

Véronique Sanders, director of Château Haut Bailly, has acknowledged the role played by critic Robert Parker in Bordeaux’s recent run of good vintages.

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 3 Comments »

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