As Europe brings its 2014 harvest to a close, few of the key wine regions appear to have escaped the unsettled weather conditions that look set to characterise this vintage.
Over 25 producers from the Rhône Valley’s Gigondas AOC are coming to London in November in a bid to boost awareness of the region’s wine.
Chêne Bleu of Provence has announced the release of a new red wine named Astralabe.
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.
Chateau La Lagune and Domaine Paul Jaboulet Ainé owners the Frey family has snapped up Château de Corton André in Burgundy for an undisclosed sum.
With offers for Treasury Wine Estates now coming thick and fast, Ron Emler looks at the reasons behind the recent flurry, and wonders what the players could have in store.
Sotheby’s has lined up over 1,000 “who’s who” lots of top flight Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhône for its London sale later this month.
Enterprising young winemaker Caroline Frey of Château La Lagune and Jaboulet is reviving the tradition of blending Bordeaux with Rhône via a new release.
A case of 1978 Guigal La Mouline sold for double its high estimate at Christie’s London sale last week.
The Rhône has maintained its off-trade lead within the French category despite a slight dip in volume over 2013.
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