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Wednesday 27 May 2015

Languedoc

Wine should be sold as ‘an emotional experience’

Wineries are marketing their products in the wrong way and should instead be selling consumers “an emotional experience” according to a leading Languedoc producer.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 3 Comments »

Badet Clément purchases Languedoc co-op

Burgundian négociant, Badet Clément, has announced the acquisition of the Languedoc-based Monze Cave Cooperative making it a larger player in the French region.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Copestick to distribute Sir Hegarty wines

Copestick Murray has signed a distribution deal with Hegarty Chamans – the Minervois-based winery co-owned by advertising mogul Sir John Hegarty.

Monday, January 19th, 2015 No Comments »

UK ambassador for Pays d’Oc announced 

The new UK ambassador for Pays d’Oc IGP wines in southern France has been announced as Fiona Taylor from Christopher Piper Wines.

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

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 »

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