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Thursday 24 April 2014

France

Trial of Burgundian producer begins

The trial of a Burgundian producer who has refused to spray his vines against flavescence dorée because he practices biodynamics begins today.

Monday, February 24th, 2014 6 Comments »

Margaux property sold to Chinese energy firm

One of the Thienpont brothers has sold his two Médoc properties, including one in Margaux, to a Chinese state-owned energy firm.

Friday, February 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wine consuming countries

You would expect Italy and France to make a top 10 of wine consuming countries per capita, but data from the California Wine Institute also threw up a few surprises.

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Billionaire’s body formally identified

The body of Chinese billionaire, Lam Kok, has been formally identified, nearly two months to the day after his death.

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Ayala revives ‘golden age’

Champagne Ayala has unveiled a new look as part of a mission to raise awareness of its rich history, in particular within the UK market.

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Taittinger gets new look for World Cup

Taittinger is launching a new limited edition bottle featuring hologramatic footballs to cement its position as the official Champagne of the FIFA World Cup.

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Champagne keeps French exports afloat

While French wine exports decreased both in volume and value last year, Champagne value sales were up by 1.3%.

Monday, February 17th, 2014 1 Comment »

Lafitte vs Lafite battle moves to China

A long-running battle between renowned producer Château Lafite Rothschild and Côtes de Bordeaux producer Chateau Lafitte over the trademarking of the Lafitte name has spread to China.

Monday, February 17th, 2014 1 Comment »

Billionaire’s body found in the Dordogne

A body, potentially of Chinese billionaire Lam Kok killed in last year’s helicopter crash, has been found on the banks of the Dordogne.

Monday, February 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Vin de France advances ‘French revolution’

The 2014 Best Value Vin de France International Selection has highlighted increasing consistency and creativity in the Vin de France classification.

Friday, February 14th, 2014 No Comments »

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