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Wednesday 18 January 2017 loc: GB

France

New appellations added to Côtes du Rhône Villages

The Côtes du Rhône Villages has been expanded with the addition of three new appellations for red wine, it has been confirmed.

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 1 Comment »

2016 ‘not a disaster’ for Burgundy

Despite a challenging year the president of the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne has said the situation is more stable now the harvest is in.

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 No Comments »

Piper ready to take on Veuve and Moët

Champagne house Piper-Heidsieck will launch an ambitious redesign next year as part of the brand’s mission to take on Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot.

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 No Comments »

d’Angerville: I want to build a true Jura estate

Guillaume d’Angerville of Domaine Marquis d’Angerville in Volnay has stressed the importance of his new Domaine du Pélican estate in Jura to not just be a “secondary Burgundy”.

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 2 Comments »

Waitrose reveals Hospices purchases

UK multiple grocer Waitrose has revealed it acquired two barrels of Burgundy at the recent Hospices de Beaune auction – the first time it has bought wine at the sale.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Demi-sec ‘must come from the right vintage’

Demi-sec needs to be made in vintages that are complex and mature enough to be able to stand up to the sugar according to one champion of the style.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Houses divided over quality of 2016 vintage in Champagne

Reports are mixed about the 2016 vintage in Champagne, with some winemakers reporting ‘disastrous’ conditions and others pleasantly surprised by the quality.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 1 Comment »

Vinexpo Bordeaux targets e-commerce

Vinexpo Bordeaux is targetting buyers in e-commerce and travel retail as well as those from China, the US, Northern Europe and Africa as it gears up for next year’s show.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Centre Loire AOPs confident in 2016 quality

The appellations of Centre Loire are still counting the cost of the ravages of the weather in 2016 but are confident in the quality of the wines.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Battlefield vineyards: part 2

Part two features the battles of Dürnstein, Porto, Champagne and Nuits and the destruction of Peru’s wine industry in the War of the Pacific.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

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