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France

How important is product innovation to Champagne?

Champagne might be steeped in tradition, but to what extent is product innovation driving the category forward, and to what end?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Frapin’s Max Cointreau dies aged 94

Max Cointreau, former president of Cointreau and co-owner of Frapin Cognac, has died at the age of 94.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 No Comments »

The Loire in pictures

A pictorial round-up from a tour of the Loire’s ‘hidden gems’, which saw a small group of UK wine buyers uncover deliciously niche offerings from this great wine valley, from white Chinon to sweet Chenin – and one feline.

Monday, October 24th, 2016 No Comments »

Champagne 2016: no rush to celebration… yet

After the vineyards were battered by a series of atrocious weather at the beginning of the year, the state of the harvest in Champagne in 2016 has given producers some cause for hope.

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 No Comments »

1801 Cognac sold for £222,000

A bottle of Cognac has been sold at Hedonism Wines in London for £222,000 – making it one of the most expensive bottles of the spirit ever bought.

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Champagne and spirits boosts LVMH growth

Champagne and spirits boosted LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton as the French luxury good house reported organic growth of 7% of its wine and spirit portfolio in the first 9 months of the year.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 No Comments »

Volumes down 50% in Chablis

The 2016 harvest in Chablis has been reduced by 50% but what wine will be made is “likely to be very good” the interprofession has said.

Friday, October 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Sainsbury’s boosts premium French portfolio

Sainsbury’s has boosted its premium Taste the Difference range with a dozen new own label wines, including a £7 claret, and added three fine wines.

Friday, October 7th, 2016 No Comments »

VinoVision Paris partners with trend forecaster

The first major exhibition for cool-climate wines has teamed up with trend forecasting agency NellyRodi in a cooperative venture that will offer visitors a new perspective on wine.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Asda Wine Shop boosts focus on fine wine parcels

Asda is upping its focus on fine wine parcels in its online Wine Shop as it seeks to increase exposure and build momentum of its wine site.

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 No Comments »

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