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Saturday 13 February 2016

France

Champagne’s UNESCO champion dies

Pierre Cheval, the Champagne winemaker who was the driving force behind the region’s UNESCO bid, has died.

Friday, January 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Krug 2002 is ‘like a purebred stallion’

Champagne house Krug launched its 2002 vintage in London last night, with cellar master Eric Lebel dubbing it “a purebred stallion” that needed to be reined in due to its “assertive” and “muscular” nature.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Chapoutier buys Provençal property

Maison Michel Chapoutier has acquired rosé producer Château des Ferrages in Provence.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Deutz reveals record sales

Champagne Deutz has seen its sales figures hit record heights in 2015, the house has announced.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Cité du Vin museum build makes progress

Bordeaux’s wine museum, La Cité du Vin, is finally taking shape, with work on the outside shell completed.

Monday, January 11th, 2016 2 Comments »

Champagne poised for a record year

Sales of Champagne reached a record high last year, driven by strong demand from export markets, favourable exchange rates and steady sales in France.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Dock worker arrested in DRC theft case

A stevedore at the French port of Le Havre has been arrested for his alleged role in the theft of over 100 bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti from a container last year.

Monday, January 4th, 2016 No Comments »

Relaxed planting laws spells ‘death’ of AOC system

A new EU law that came into force on 1 January relaxing the rules on planting vines in Europe spells “the death of the AOC system” according to one producer.

Monday, January 4th, 2016 2 Comments »

Clos Rougeard’s Charly Foucault dies

Jean-Louis ‘Charly’ Foucault, co-owner of one of the Loire’s most renowned wineries, Clos Rougeard, has died aged 66.

Monday, January 4th, 2016 No Comments »

Winemaker acquitted over refusal to spray vines

A Burgundian winemaker charged with refusing to spray his vines to prevent the spread of disease has been cleared due to an administrative technicality.

Thursday, December 17th, 2015 No Comments »

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