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Friday 30 January 2015

France

Global thirst for sparkling wine insatiable

Consumers around the world have developed an insatiable thirst for sparkling wine with global sales having surged by 30% in the last decade.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine saint’s day: Martin of Tours

As well as Armistice Day, 11 November is the holy day of Martin of Tours, patron saint of soldiers, wine and the Vintners Livery Company.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Top five World War One drinks

As this week marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One, here we assemble five famous drinks associated with the conflict.

Monday, November 10th, 2014 1 Comment »

Bonaparte to biodynamics

Old family friends of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Abbatuccis have turned their swords into ploughshares to practise biodynamic winemaking with indigenous Corsican varieties.

Monday, November 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Piper sacrifices 04 Rare to boost reserves

Piper Heidsieck will not produce a 2004 vintage of prestige cuvée Rare after its cellar master chose to replenish the house’s reserve wine stocks instead.

Friday, November 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Frapin adds quarter-century Cognac

Cognac Frapin has launched a 25-year old Cognac laid down in 1988 to its portfolio of vintage expressions.

Friday, November 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Cognac should chase terroir over fashion

“Are too many Cognac houses simply trying to ape the region’s biggest brands, rather than look to what their own terroir can offer?”, asks one category expert.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 1 Comment »

Brewery teases Champagne in ‘apology’ video

A UK brewery has issued a grovelling albeit tongue-in-cheek apology to the Champagne Bureau after releasing a “Champagne-style” sparkling beer.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Obituary: Hubert de Montille

One of Burgundy’s most respected winemakers, Hubert de Montille of the eponymous estate in Volnay, has died aged 84.

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 2 Comments »

Top 10 Dubai duty free Champagnes

What better way to finish our focus on international duty free sales than with the top-selling Champagnes at Dubai International Airport.

Friday, October 31st, 2014 No Comments »

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