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.
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.
Languedoc-Roussillon has become the latest region of France to experience severe hailstorms, with some grape crops completely wiped out.
db’s Lucy Shaw heads to French bistro Blanchette in Soho for foie gras, baked scallops and an encounter with Gérard Depardieu.
A winemaker was tied up, gagged and threatened by masked men in the Languedoc over an agreement to sell his vineyard to Swiss buyers.
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.
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.
Matthew Jukes recommends “one of the world’s finest value whites” and Terry Kirby picks out “a serious wine at a seriously good price.”
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.”
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.”
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