London Cru, a winery in central London, has had to write off seven tonnes of French grapes it was expecting due to the severity of rot in the crop.
Champagne Gosset has released the 2002 vintage of its prestige cuvée, Celebris, which has been described by its cellar master as having “great finesse.”
Matthew Jukes recommends a “ravishing” Sauvignon Gris, while Victoria Moore picks out a fino boasting “the iodine nostril-blast of seaweed blown at you on a gusty day.”
A French wine lobby group, Vin & Société, is battling “repressive” proposed French laws to raise taxes on wine under the banner that it is dangerous.
The Bordeaux harvest is late, the growing season was difficult and there are rains on the way – but there is more positive news for the whites.
What one First Growth director may have said over lunch this week.
Château d’Yquem has finally released the 2011 vintage having skipped last year’s en primeur.
Both Angélus and Pavie are showing signs of increased attention from buyers following their recent reclassification to Grand Cru Classé A status.
French winemaker François Lurton’s former finance director is due in court for embezzling €50,000 of funds from the wine company between 2008 and 2011.
After 250 years of renowned Cognac production Hine is about to change hands once more.
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