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Saturday 4 July 2015

France

D’Issan celebrates UK-Bordeaux links

Château d’Issan invited prominent members of the UK trade to Westminster Abbey last night to commemorate the days when Bordeaux was English.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Mature Bordeaux keeps market buoyant

Despite a “mixed” approach to 2014 Bordeaux pricing, the fine wine market is said to be in a “broadly positive” mood, although the greatest trading activity is linked to more mature vintages.

Monday, May 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Leflaive appoints new leader

Shareholders at Domaine Leflaive have announced Brice de La Morandière as the Burgundy estate’s new manager following the death last month of Anne Claude Leflaive.

Monday, May 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Dom Pérignon sets out key to success in 2005

It was not so much quality concerns but a volume shortfall that led so few Champagne houses to make a vintage in 2005, suggested Vincent Chaperon of Dom Pérignon in the wake of its own release from this year.

Friday, May 15th, 2015 1 Comment »

Wine scam rocks Chablis

The head of a large French wine producer has been arrested for allegedly blending other white wines into its Chablis for over a decade.

Friday, May 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Rosé tasting shows Provençal dominance

A blind tasting of premium rosés in London recently highlighted the strength of the Provençal style as the benchmark for dry rosés.

Friday, May 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Champagne must tackle pressing issue

Champagne producers must harness modern technology and expertise to refine the region’s pressing process, believes Dom Pérignon oenologist Vincent Chaperon.

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Collector charging €10,000 for wine tasting

One of the world’s leading wine collectors, Michel-Jack Chasseuil, is offering wine lovers the chance to taste a selection of his wines for €10,000 a ticket.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 1 Comment »

Champagne and Burgundy titan Joseph Henriot dies

Joseph Henriot, owner of Champagne Henriot, Burgundy négociant Bouchard Père et Fils and Chablis estate William Fèvre, has died aged 79.

Friday, May 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Winemaker in court over refusal to spray vines

A Burgundian organic winemaker has been summoned to court for refusing to spray his vines with a pesticide to prevent the spread of disease.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 2 Comments »

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