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Thursday 2 October 2014

France

Languedoc ‘cru’ gets AOC status

The French national appellation body has re-classified Terrasses du Larzac in the Languedoc-Roussillon as an AOC, just in time for the 2014 vintage.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Krug: We’re not about consistency

Olivier Krug has admitted that LVMH-owned Champagne house Krug is not striving for consistency in style.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 2 Comments »

DRC poisoning plot revealed in new book

A new book has revealed the “true story” of the 2010 attempt to extort money from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti by poisoning its vines and the case’s tragic conclusion.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Cognac holds back Rémy Cointreau

Rémy Cointreau has expressed confidence in its ability to return to growth this year, despite reporting a 5.7% organic decline for its first quarter.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 No Comments »

On this day 1453…England loses Bordeaux

On this day in 1453 the battle of Castillon was fought, bringing an end to the Hundred Years War and England’s hold on Bordeaux.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Pernod slams ‘sledgehammer’ ruling

Pernod Ricard has hit out at a decision by the Portman Group that the label of its Pernod brand is in breach of UK alcohol marketing rules.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 2 Comments »

Fine wine lost in lorry smash

Up to 18,000 bottles of Saint Emilion Grand Cru have been lost after a lorry transporting them overturned in rural France yesterday.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Depardieu to launch Russian ‘bio-vodka’

Gérard Depardieu has announced plans to launch a “bio-vodka” and a chain of three restaurants in his adopted Russia.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Crémant de Savoie becomes newest AOC

Sparkling wine from Savoy has been granted the right to make Crémant de Savoie, making it France’s newest Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée.

Thursday, July 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Noilly Prat 200: Talking of taste

France is known for culinary wonders, but one thing that stands out is the vermouth — as famous as many of its Italian counterparts.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 No Comments »

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