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Saturday 23 August 2014

France

DRC poisoning plot revealed in new book

A new book has revealed the “true story” of the 2010 attempt to extort money from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti by poisoning its vines and the case’s tragic conclusion.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Cognac holds back Rémy Cointreau

Rémy Cointreau has expressed confidence in its ability to return to growth this year, despite reporting a 5.7% organic decline for its first quarter.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 No Comments »

On this day 1453…England loses Bordeaux

On this day in 1453 the battle of Castillon was fought, bringing an end to the Hundred Years War and England’s hold on Bordeaux.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Pernod slams ‘sledgehammer’ ruling

Pernod Ricard has hit out at a decision by the Portman Group that the label of its Pernod brand is in breach of UK alcohol marketing rules.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 2 Comments »

Fine wine lost in lorry smash

Up to 18,000 bottles of Saint Emilion Grand Cru have been lost after a lorry transporting them overturned in rural France yesterday.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Depardieu to launch Russian ‘bio-vodka’

Gérard Depardieu has announced plans to launch a “bio-vodka” and a chain of three restaurants in his adopted Russia.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Crémant de Savoie becomes newest AOC

Sparkling wine from Savoy has been granted the right to make Crémant de Savoie, making it France’s newest Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée.

Thursday, July 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Noilly Prat 200: Talking of taste

France is known for culinary wonders, but one thing that stands out is the vermouth — as famous as many of its Italian counterparts.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Languedoc hit by hail ‘catastrophe’

Languedoc-Roussillon has become the latest region of France to experience severe hailstorms, with some grape crops completely wiped out.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Saint-Emilion property sold to Vauthier

Alain Vauthier of Château Ausone has acquired Château La Clotte in Saint Emilion ending speculation as to which leading wine producer would do so.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 No Comments »

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