As Europe brings its 2014 harvest to a close, few of the key wine regions appear to have escaped the unsettled weather conditions that look set to characterise this vintage.
The strength of “brand Chablis” and its pulling power in terms of driving sales is on a par with Champagne according to one leading producer in the region.
France regained its position as the world’s biggest wine producer as the International Organisation of Vine & Wine released global production estimates for 2014.
With today marking the fifth global #ChampagneDay, db takes a look at the world’s biggest Champagne export markets.
Pernod Ricard has predicted organic profit increase of “between +1% and +3%” for 2014/15, as it announced a return to growth in its first quarter.
A French burglar was nabbed by police after settling in for some TV and a bottle of Champagne then forgetting to make a getaway.
Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot are the most popular grapes used to produce good value French wines, according to the UK’s press and top sommeliers.
The 2012 vintage of Pontet-Canet’s second wine, Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet, has had its AOC application rejected and will instead be bottled as Vin de France.
The great and good of the Champagne community descended on Reims last week to celebrate 10 years of the Champagne Ambassador’s Awards.
France has beaten reigning champions Belgium in the second annual world blind tasting championship.
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