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Sunday 4 October 2015


Bordeaux 2015: dry but promising

Younger parcels are struggling in the current heat but older vines seem to be in “rude health” as the weather stays on-track so far this year.

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 No Comments »

France to relax vineyard planting rules

France will relax the current rules and regulations surrounding vineyard plantings when they come to an end in December.

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 No Comments »

On this day 1693…invention of Champagne?

This day in 1693 is sometimes pinpointed as the day Dom Pérignon “invented” Champagne.

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 1 Comment »

Provence Wines signals ‘change of direction’

As sales of Provençal rosé continue to boom, the Provence Wine Council plans to “change direction” and focus its attention on the region’s red, white and sparkling rosé wines.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine and spirits back in growth for LVMH

Louis Vuitton Moët-Hennessy’s Q2 results have “far outpaced” analysts’ predictions on the back of strong fashion and drinks sales.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Forest fire rages through Bordeaux

A forest fire that started on Friday was still raging through Bordeaux on Sunday night with water-bombers deployed to try to keep the blaze under control.

Monday, July 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Nicolas Feuillatte bolsters position

Nicolas Feuillatte increased its shipments by 19% between 2007 to 2014, the biggest growth of any Champagne brand during that period, according to a report by Shanken.

Monday, July 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Loire festival adds British twist

The UK will be guest of honour at an annual food and wine festival due to take place in the Loire next month.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Charles Heidsieck launches 2006 rosé

Charles Heidsieck outlined important finessing of its distribution as the Champagne house unveiled its Rosé Millésime 2006, the first since its 1999 vintage.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Diam geared for growth with new facility

Closure manufacturer Diam Bouchage has opened a new €30 million factory in France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 No Comments »

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