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Friday 20 January 2017 loc: GB

France

New book trumpets Faugères

A new book by Rosemary George MW explores the “infinite variety” of the Languedoc appellation of Faugères.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 No Comments »

France maintains image but Spanish sales expected to rise

The results of Sopexa’s 2016 Trade Monitor have revealed that while the trade still sees France as the world’s most prestigious wine producer, sales of Spanish wines are expected to rise.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Domaines Baron de Rothschild builds UK sales with new appointment

Domaines Baron de Rothschild (Lafite) is looking to expand its presence in the UK after appointing a new national sales director to its senior team.

Monday, October 31st, 2016 No Comments »

How important is product innovation to Champagne?

Champagne might be steeped in tradition, but to what extent is product innovation driving the category forward, and to what end?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Frapin’s Max Cointreau dies aged 94

Max Cointreau, former president of Cointreau and co-owner of Frapin Cognac, has died at the age of 94.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 No Comments »

The Loire in pictures

A pictorial round-up from a tour of the Loire’s ‘hidden gems’, which saw a small group of UK wine buyers uncover deliciously niche offerings from this great wine valley, from white Chinon to sweet Chenin – and one feline.

Monday, October 24th, 2016 No Comments »

Champagne 2016: no rush to celebration… yet

After the vineyards were battered by a series of atrocious weather at the beginning of the year, the state of the harvest in Champagne in 2016 has given producers some cause for hope.

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 No Comments »

1801 Cognac sold for £222,000

A bottle of Cognac has been sold at Hedonism Wines in London for £222,000 – making it one of the most expensive bottles of the spirit ever bought.

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Champagne and spirits boosts LVMH growth

Champagne and spirits boosted LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton as the French luxury good house reported organic growth of 7% of its wine and spirit portfolio in the first 9 months of the year.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 No Comments »

Volumes down 50% in Chablis

The 2016 harvest in Chablis has been reduced by 50% but what wine will be made is “likely to be very good” the interprofession has said.

Friday, October 7th, 2016 No Comments »

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