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Friday 4 September 2015

France

Hollande opens Vinexpo 2015

The president of France, François Hollande, opened this year’s Vinexpo in Bordeaux, the first time the show has been launched by the French head of state.

Sunday, June 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Parisian wine bar serves booze in baby bottles

At least two bars in Paris appear to be serving wine and cocktails in baby bottles in what is being described as a “hipster fad too far” but may have originated as a simple case of tax avoidance.

Friday, June 12th, 2015 No Comments »

France votes to loosen alcohol ad laws

French MPs have gone against the wishes of the government by voting to loosen France’s tough laws on alcohol advertising after protests from the wine industry.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Chinon set to extend borders

Chinon producers have broadly welcomed a decision that will see the Loire’s largest red wine appellation and high profile source of Cabernet Franc expand its boundaries from the 2016 vintage.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Loire bounces back with 2014 vintage

Loire producers have welcomed some “delicious” wines from 2014 and a promising start to the 2015 growing season as they seek to recover from the problematic 2013 and 2012 vintages.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Change in French law could end alcohol ad bans

Drinks companies could soon have “almost limitless” freedom to promote their products in France, if a landmark amendment on drinks advertising law is passed.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Chablis producer hit by thieves

Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard has suffered multiple break-ins since last year with thieves targeting its premier and grand cru cuvées.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 No Comments »

The Loire in pictures

db dived into the Loire’s Cabernet Franc country last week, uncovering troglodyte mansions, medieval castles and some provocative natural wine.

Monday, June 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Royal Welsh uncork regimental wine

The Royal Welsh Regiment will unveil its new regimental wine in the presence of the Queen when she presents new colours to the regiment in Cardiff next week.

Monday, June 8th, 2015 2 Comments »

Bordeaux’s 1855 ranking is ‘outdated’

A new class of Super Bordeaux is threatening to shake the region’s 1855 classification system to its core, say wine critics Bettane and Desseauve.

Friday, June 5th, 2015 4 Comments »

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