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Sunday 20 April 2014

France

Rhône retains lead on UK French sales

The Rhône has maintained its off-trade lead within the French category despite a slight dip in volume over 2013.

Saturday, March 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Author of ‘cruel’ St Emilion book sued

A journalist who wrote a book “exposing” the wine industry and lambasting Saint Emilion as “cruel” is facing legal action from Angélus’s owner, Hubert de Boüard.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 1 Comment »

Loire winemaker in court over AOC breach

A biodynamic winemaker is facing a fine of €5,000 for allegedly wrongly linking 2,800 bottles of his vin de table wine to an Appellation of Origin (AOC).

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Riesling focus for second Alsace trade fair

The second Millésimes Alsace trade fair will take place this June with a focus on Riesling, but also Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Crémant d’Alsace.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Fine Wines still dipping in February

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 dipped for the fifth consecutive month in February with only the “Rest of the World” and old Bordeaux indices not slipping into negative figures.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2013: ‘Not a vintage for speculators’

The Bordeaux 2013 vintage is proving more aromatically expressive than first thought but still needs to be priced low to entice consumers Alan Raynaud, president of the Grand Cercle Bordeaux, has said.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 1 Comment »

Ruinart lays claim to ‘world’s first’ rosé Champagne

Ruinart has uncovered documents which it says prove it was the first to make a Champagne rosé in 1764, marking 250 years this year.

Monday, March 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Champagne expert receives top honour

Swedish Champagne expert Richard Juhlin has been bestowed with France’s highest honour, the Legion d’Honneur.

Monday, March 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Tasting biodynamically

Biodynamics has become a hot topic in the wine world, but is the lunar calendar important when tasting the finished product?

Monday, March 10th, 2014 7 Comments »

New book blasts ‘cruel’ Saint Emilion

A new book published in France this week has singled out the Saint Emilion classification of 2012 as “illustrative” of many problems with wine in France.

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 No Comments »

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