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Thursday 11 February 2016

France

Chablis to be offered at Hospices sale

This year’s Hospices de Beaune auction will feature two barrels of Chablis, the first time wines from the appellation have been offered at the sale.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Brosé’ phenomenon gathering pace

Real men drink pink according to new research, which has found that men in the US, Brazil, Russia and Australia are embracing rosé in what is being dubbed the “brosé” phenomenon.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Le Clos offers ‘one-of-a-kind’ Chapoutier collection

Luxury wine and spirits retailer Le Clos is offering a “one-of-a-kind” collection of Chapoutier having been named an exclusive partner of the Rhône producer.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 No Comments »

English fizz trumps Champagne in blind tasting

A pair of English sparkling wines from Hampshire and Sussex have beaten famous Champagnes to take the top spots in a blind tasting.

Sunday, October 25th, 2015 2 Comments »

1415: We few…

In part III we examine how after Agincourt the city of London welcomed Henry home with an abundance of wine and one French prisoner was tasked with tasked with tracking down some rare Burgundy to help secure his release.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

London now ‘as good as Paris’ for food

Three French brothers due to open an offshoot of their iconic Paris restaurant in London today have admitted that the UK capital is now as good for food as the City of Light.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 No Comments »

South Korean artist designs Mouton 2013 label

South Korean painter Lee Ufan has been unveiled as the artist behind the Château Mouton Rothschild 2013 label; a vintage many in the region would like to forget.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 No Comments »

1415: Making bottles of their bellies

In the second part of our look at wine in the Agincourt campaign, we turn our attention to medieval viticulture, how did they make wine then and what did it taste like?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 No Comments »

DP’s Geoffroy defends multiple releases

Dom Pérignon’s chef de cave Richard Geoffroy has spoken out in defence of multiple Champagne releases, insisting there is “more latitude in playing the vintage game than ever”.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Head of Beaujolais wine body quits

Sébastien Coquard, president of Beaujolais ODG, has resigned from his post in anger at the “unacceptable” treatment he claims to have endured from the region’s winemakers.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 No Comments »

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