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Wednesday 22 October 2014

France

New reference dates Haut-Brion to 1500s

A new historical reference mentions Bordeaux first growth Haut-Brion in 1521, over 100 years before Samuel Pepys’ famous diary entry.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

UK ambassador for Pays d’Oc announced 

The new UK ambassador for Pays d’Oc IGP wines in southern France has been announced as Fiona Taylor from Christopher Piper Wines.

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Languedoc counts cost of deluge

Producers in Languedoc-Roussillon are counting the cost of record rainfall which hit the region earlier this week causing severe floods.

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Winery worker killed in vineyard accident

A French winery worker has died after being run over by a harvesting machine.

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

DNA oak testing aims to prevent fraud

Scientists have developed “genotyping technology” capable of identifying different oak species to ensure barrels match their stated origin.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 No Comments »

Provence’s first Cabernet Franc released

The first straight Cabernet Franc from Provence has been released.

Monday, September 29th, 2014 1 Comment »

Burgundy’s ‘original grand crus’ explored in new book

A look at Burgundy and how its wines and vineyards were considered by wine professionals and keen amateurs before the arrival of the AOC system is to be examined in a new book.

Monday, September 29th, 2014 1 Comment »

Top 10 wines for TWFA Cannes 2014

In October key buying personnel from the travel retail market will descend on Cannes for the sector’s biggest event of the year.

Friday, September 26th, 2014 No Comments »

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 »

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