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Friday 24 October 2014

France

Burgundy’s ‘original grand crus’ explored in new book

A look at Burgundy and how its wines and vineyards were considered by wine professionals and keen amateurs before the arrival of the AOC system is to be examined in a new book.

Monday, September 29th, 2014 1 Comment »

Top 10 wines for TWFA Cannes 2014

In October key buying personnel from the travel retail market will descend on Cannes for the sector’s biggest event of the year.

Friday, September 26th, 2014 No Comments »

French strike in defence of on-job drinking

While most strikes are over pay or conditions, French rail workers went on strike this week in defence of two colleagues caught drinking on the job.

Friday, September 26th, 2014 No Comments »

St Emilion estate to ‘equal’ Haut Brion

Prince Robert of Luxembourg has predicted his recent purchase in St Emilion is poised to become “an equal” to first growth Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Staples: Chinese wine boom never happened

The widely reported fine wine boom in China never really happened according to Simon Staples of Berry Bros & Rudd.

Friday, September 19th, 2014 4 Comments »

France 2014: the unpredictable vintage

The run up to the 2014 vintage in France has been nothing if not erratic but, as the harvest kicks off in earnest, it may turn out alright.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Château de Pommard sold to tech tycoon

Château de Pommard in Burgundy has been sold to Silicon Valley entrepreneur Michael Baum for an undisclosed sum.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Depardieu: ‘I drink 14 bottles of wine a day’

French actor Gerard Depardieu has admitted he drinks up to 14 bottles of wine a day, often starts drinking before 10am and once killed two lions.

Monday, September 15th, 2014 4 Comments »

Asia and Europe drag down Cognac

Sharp declines in shipments to the Far East and Europe have brought an end to Cognac’s three consecutive years of record growth.

Friday, September 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Les Grands Chais expands empire

Les Grands Chais de France has bought Château de la Tuilerie, a 59-hectare estate in the Costières de Nimes.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 No Comments »

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