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Saturday 25 October 2014

France

St Emilion: Balancing modernity and tradition

On one of the few sunny winter days in February, Vincent Lignac, 38, is pruning the 5.3 hectares of his family’s vineyard Château Guadet, on the edge of the picturesque medieval town of Saint Emilion.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Finance to fine wine: a winemaker’s journey

The sloping hillside of Château Biac faces the Garonne River, which protects the vineyard from both frost and heat. Like its storybook setting, Château Biac has a story to tell, writes Tania Teschke.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Charles Heidsieck winemaker dies

Thierry Roset, chef de caves of Champagne house Charles Heidsieck, has died suddenly at the age of 55.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 2 Comments »

Disneyland launches Lanson Champagne

Disneyland Paris has teamed up with Champagne Lanson to release a very special cuvée exclusive to the French theme park.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Ancient grape ‘solution’ to climate change

Wine cooperative Plaimont may have found a solution to a demand for lower abv reds from hot wine regions – a grape known as Pedebernade 5.

Monday, October 6th, 2014 1 Comment »

French harvesters strip for nude calendar

A brave bunch of pickers at Domaine Marcel Lapierre in Beaujolais have stripped off during the harvest to pose for a calendar printed by the estate.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 2 Comments »

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A new historical reference mentions Bordeaux first growth Haut-Brion in 1521, over 100 years before Samuel Pepys’ famous diary entry.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

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