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Friday 30 September 2016 loc: GB

France

Mirabeau claims ‘world’s most watched’ wine video

Provence wine producer Mirabeau has unofficially claimed the title of ‘world’s most watched wine video’ after a video of winemaker Steven Cronk opening a bottle of wine with a shoe hit 50 million views.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 No Comments »

Euro 2016 violence to influence Qatar’s alcohol plan for World Cup 2022

The scenes of hooliganism during this summer’s European Championship will likely have a knock-on effect going into the World Cup in Qatar in two years time.

Friday, August 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Parisians tell halal supermarket to sell alcohol or shut down

A halal supermarket in suburbs of Paris has been told by authorities that they must start selling pork products and alcohol or else they’ll be shut down.

Friday, August 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Les Grands Chais de France buys French bottling business

Leading French wine supplier Les Grands Chais de France has acquired a Beaujolas-based bottling company for an undisclosed sum.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016 No Comments »

Lidl broadens focus on regional France

Lidl has introduced its broadest Cellar of French wines, which is the first to be largely chosen by its consultant MW team.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 No Comments »

Demand for wine education rises

Demand has risen for wine education in key markets including China, the UK and North America, the WSET has reported, after seeing the number of candidates rise for the 14th consecutive year.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 3 Comments »

Andre the Giant’s extraordinary drinking habits revealed

Andre the Giant’s appetite for booze is well known by most wrestling fans, but another voice has piped up offering another insight into just how much alcohol the big Frenchman actually consumed.

Thursday, July 28th, 2016 No Comments »

Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger rules himself out of French presidency race

Just five days after declaring his interest in running for the French presidency in 2017, the outspoken Champagne boss has retracted his plans.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 No Comments »

London gets its first cidrothèque

Hoping to do for cider what BrewDog bars have done for beer, entrepreneur Aymeric Peurois has launched London’s first cidrothèque.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 1 Comment »

Bordeaux legend Denis Dubourdieu dies

Renowned French wine consultant and winemaker Denis Dubourdieu has died at the age of 67 following a battle with cancer.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 No Comments »

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