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Sunday 24 May 2015

France

Rhône holds firm in UK

Côtes du Rhône held its UK position through a “challenging” 2014 as France’s second largest AOC wine region highlighted the 27% value growth it has enjoyed in this market over the last decade.

Monday, April 13th, 2015 No Comments »

‘On fire’ rosé ready for upmarket push

Rosé is showing signs of a real opportunity to push into higher price points as this booming category wins over Champagne drinkers and finds listings at top restaurants.

Friday, April 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Badet Clément purchases Languedoc co-op

Burgundian négociant, Badet Clément, has announced the acquisition of the Languedoc-based Monze Cave Cooperative making it a larger player in the French region.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Bertrand shows off spiritual dimension

Gérard Bertrand has released a £150 Languedoc expression that he describes as the result of a “spiritual journey” incorporating biodynamics and quantum theory.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 No Comments »

French giant moves into Côte D’Or

Les Grands Chais de France has made its first step into northern Burgundy with the acquisition of Beaune négociant Tresch Clerget.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Drunk man performs CPR on rubber dinghy

A well-meaning Frenchman was so intoxicated he was found trying to resuscitate a rubber dinghy, which he thought was a dying person.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 No Comments »

Catholic Church backs new bar

A new bar in Lille has opened with the backing of the Catholic Church following a call from Pope Francis asking the church to “think outside the square”.

Monday, March 30th, 2015 No Comments »

BIVB boosts Burgundy with virtual tastings

“Bourgogne wines, live and direct in 25 cities around the world!” This is the tag line for a series of interactive presentations being hosted around the world by the BIVB.

Friday, March 27th, 2015 1 Comment »

Vintage year ‘in every two’ in Champagne

Climate change is making it easier to produce vintage Champagne with one in every two now a vintage year according to the chef de cave of Perrier-Jouët.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 1 Comment »

French GourMay to celebrate Midi-Pyrénées

This year’s “Le French GourMay” in Hong Kong and Macau will be focusing on the wine and gastronomy of France’s Midi-Pyrénées.

Friday, March 20th, 2015 No Comments »

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