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Thursday 21 August 2014

France

BBR offers Burgundy discounts

London merchant Berry Bros & Rudd is offering a wide array of discounts on its Burgundy offering until the end of the month.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 No Comments »

French workers face ban on wine at work

French workers can for the first time be forbidden from drinking wine in the workplace by their employers after an historic labour ministry ruling.

Friday, July 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Burgundian vines ‘machine-gunned’ by hail

A vicious hailstorm has ravaged the Côte de Beaune for the third year in a row with damage to the vines ranging from 40% to 90% across the region.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 No Comments »

President of wine co-op indicted for rape

The former president of a French wine co-operative has resigned following allegations of rape and sexual harassment by a number of employees.

Friday, June 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Chenin Blanc is the Pinot parallel

Chenin Blanc is as complicated to grow but as rewarding as Pinot Noir in the right hands, according to one Loire Valley producer.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Audebert to head up Rauzan-Ségla and Canon

French winemaker Nicolas Audebert is to leave Cheval des Andes in Argentina to become the managing director of Château Rauzan-Ségla and Canon in Bordeaux.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Leading wine collector held hostage at home

One of France’s most famous wine collectors, Michel-Jack Chasseuil, has been held hostage in his own home by armed men who later fled without breaking into his cellar.

Monday, June 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

What makes a top Champagne vintage?

What factors come into play that might distinguish a vintage year in Champagne from a good year? Michael Edwards investigates, and assesses the vintage potential of 2008 to 2013.

Friday, June 20th, 2014 1 Comment »

The Loire Valley in pictures

db’s Lucy Shaw enjoys a whistle-stop tour of the Loire Valley, taking in castles, towers, windmills, goats and Marilyn Monroe.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 No Comments »

French Wines launch WAG’s World Cup vids

French Wines with Style has launched two new videos for those who would prefer an evening in with good wine, rather than an evening out, screaming at the screen.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 No Comments »

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