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Thursday 24 April 2014

France

Tasting biodynamically

Biodynamics has become a hot topic in the wine world, but is the lunar calendar important when tasting the finished product?

Monday, March 10th, 2014 7 Comments »

New book blasts ‘cruel’ Saint Emilion

A new book published in France this week has singled out the Saint Emilion classification of 2012 as “illustrative” of many problems with wine in France.

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 No Comments »

“Well, hello Vinipro!”

This week sees the birth of another wine trade show: Bordeaux Vinipro

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 most expensive Champagnes

From Krug to Moët and Boërl & Kroff, here are the world’s top 10 most expensive single bottles of Champagne.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Low sperm count blamed on wine pesticides

A study has raised questions as to whether the use of pesticides in the production of wine could be to blame for a drop in French men’s sperm count.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 2 Comments »

Rhône sees ‘return to tradition’

A steady shift back towards traditional vinification methods among Rhône producers is helping to underpin quality across the region, according to Simon Field MW, Rhône buyer for Berry Brothers & Rudd.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wine attractions: Bordeaux

Bordeaux is one of the world’s most famous wine regions, home to some of the oldest traditions and châteaux.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 1 Comment »

Buyers target Cheval Blanc in Year of the Horse

February has seen Cheval Blanc take its highest share of monthly trade on Liv-ex since December 2012 – in the appropriately named Year of the Horse.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 1 Comment »

Tensions ease over China-EU wine probe

A stand off over the alleged dumping of European wine in China at unfairly low prices appears to be moving towards a resolution.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine recognised as part of French cultural heritage

A government commission in France recently ranked wine as an essential part of France’s cultural heritage and the amendment is now awaiting approval from the senate.

Monday, February 24th, 2014 No Comments »

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