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Monday 22 September 2014

Languedoc

France 2014: the unpredictable vintage

The run up to the 2014 vintage in France has been nothing if not erratic but, as the harvest kicks off in earnest, it may turn out alright.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

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 »

Languedoc hit by hail ‘catastrophe’

Languedoc-Roussillon has become the latest region of France to experience severe hailstorms, with some grape crops completely wiped out.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 No Comments »

db Eats: Blanchette

db’s Lucy Shaw heads to French bistro Blanchette in Soho for foie gras, baked scallops and an encounter with Gérard Depardieu.

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Winemaker kidnapped by masked men

A winemaker was tied up, gagged and threatened by masked men in the Languedoc over an agreement to sell his vineyard to Swiss buyers.

Friday, January 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Q&A with Gavin Monery of London Cru

db’s Lucy Shaw talks to Gavin Monery, winemaker at the capital’s first urban winery, London Cru, about the risks and rewards of his debut vintage.

Monday, January 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Languedoc unlocking French value offering

For the first time since the financial crash of 2008, we are starting to see viable medium to long-term growth in the wine sector of the UK on-trade.

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 1 Comment »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

Matthew Jukes recommends “one of the world’s finest value whites” and Terry Kirby picks out “a serious wine at a seriously good price.”

Monday, September 9th, 2013 1 Comment »

Top wines in the Asian media

This week’s round-up of wines featured in Asian media reveals an “astoundingly well-made” red, a rosé described as “a refreshing summer tipple” and “a full bodied white with lots of richness.”

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

Will Lyons recommends a “superb” wine with a “spicy acidity and savoury finish” while Katie Kelly Bell picks out “one of the best values in white wine on the market.”

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 1 Comment »

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