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Sunday 4 October 2015


Provence hails ‘qualitatively stunning’ rosé vintage

Provence winemakers are celebrating an outstanding vintage for the region’s rosé, with special potential noted for the region’s reds, according to the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

‘Nothing wrong’ with 2012 vintage in England

Richard Balfour-Lynn, owner of Hush Heath in Kent, has defended the 2012 vintage in England, insisting a lack of preparation saw producers caught short.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 2 Comments »

English wine flooded with ‘enthusiastic amateurs’

The romance behind the idea of making wine has led England to be flooded with “enthusiastic amateurs”, according to one key sparkling wine producer.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 5 Comments »

Blue Nun adds modern sparkle

The historic Blue Nun brand is stepping up efforts to target modern wine consumers with the launch of three new sparkling expressions.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Rosé Masters 2015: the results

Provence proved its dominance in this year’s Rosé Masters, however the competition still managed to throw up some pleasantly surprising entries from elsewhere.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 2 Comments »

Provence Wines signals ‘change of direction’

As sales of Provençal rosé continue to boom, the Provence Wine Council plans to “change direction” and focus its attention on the region’s red, white and sparkling rosé wines.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 No Comments »

db eats: Jar Kitchen

db’s resident foodie, Lucy Shaw, heads to Covent Garden newcomer Jar Kitchen, the jewel in Theatreland’s culinary crown.

Monday, July 27th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Pink seminar’ tests HK trade’s selling skills

Just before Typhoon Linfa temporarily shut Hong Kong down for a few hours on 9 July, about 20 trade professionals gathered for Rod Smith MW’s talk “Think Pink: La Vie en Rosé”.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Castel feeds aperitif thirst

Europe’s largest wine producer, Castel, has unveiled a raft of new products designed to tap into the opportunities it sees in the sparkling wine and wider aperitif categories.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Shock over wine named ‘dung’ in German

A row has broken out over a decision by St Tropez’s wine co-operative to name its 2014 rosé “mist” – which unfortunately means “dung”, “crap” or “rubbish” in German.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 3 Comments »

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