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Thursday 24 July 2014

France

Chenin Blanc is the Pinot parallel

Chenin Blanc is as complicated to grow but as rewarding as Pinot Noir in the right hands, according to one Loire Valley producer.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Audebert to head up Rauzan-Ségla and Canon

French winemaker Nicolas Audebert is to leave Cheval des Andes in Argentina to become the managing director of Château Rauzan-Ségla and Canon in Bordeaux.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Leading wine collector held hostage at home

One of France’s most famous wine collectors, Michel-Jack Chasseuil, has been held hostage in his own home by armed men who later fled without breaking into his cellar.

Monday, June 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

What makes a top Champagne vintage?

What factors come into play that might distinguish a vintage year in Champagne from a good year? Michael Edwards investigates, and assesses the vintage potential of 2008 to 2013.

Friday, June 20th, 2014 1 Comment »

The Loire Valley in pictures

db’s Lucy Shaw enjoys a whistle-stop tour of the Loire Valley, taking in castles, towers, windmills, goats and Marilyn Monroe.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 No Comments »

French Wines launch WAG’s World Cup vids

French Wines with Style has launched two new videos for those who would prefer an evening in with good wine, rather than an evening out, screaming at the screen.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Pol Roger celebrates ’02 Churchill launch

Pol Roger officially launched the 2002 vintage of Sir Winston Churchill yesterday, following record sales of this prestige cuvée in the UK market last year.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Top drinks in the Asian media

Antipodean Pinot Noir, southern French heavyweights and the delights of Hong Kong’s newest addition to the cocktail scene feature in this week’s round-up.

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine consultants are ‘plastic surgeons’

High profile wine consultants are like “plastic surgeons” trying to make ugly wines beautiful, according to one French producer.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 4 Comments »

Nicolas Glumineau: Roederer’s man in Bordeaux

After 18 months at the helm of Roederer’s Bordeaux estates, Nicolas Glumineau discusses key improvements at Pichon Lalande, the secret of success in St Estèphe and the importance of connecting with a new generation of consumers.

Friday, June 13th, 2014 No Comments »

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