Last week saw an uptick in trade for Bordeaux’s first growths on Liv-ex, as “off” vintages yet again boosted the region amid more growth for fine wine.
Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, son of the late Baroness Philippine, has been confirmed as the estate’s next president.
The great and good of the Champagne community descended on Reims last week to celebrate 10 years of the Champagne Ambassador’s Awards.
UK retailer Tesco is expected to announce that the £250 million ‘black hole’ in its accounts – that has led to the suspension of BWS director Dan Jago – was overstated by around £25m.
France has beaten reigning champions Belgium in the second annual world blind tasting championship.
A compound found in red wine could one day be used to treat osteoporosis, according to a recent study.
Pernod Ricard’s Frederico Lleonart has caused quite the ‘coupe’, arguing that a simple white wine glass is superior to the classic Champagne serving options.
Limestone soils and new winemaking techniques are turning Argentine Malbecs from “Schwarzenegger” to “Michelangelo”, according to one wine consultant.
A London-made red blend, an Italian Pecorino and a “rustic” white from Macedonia impressed UK wine writers this week.
French Crémant and Mousseux are well placed to become the next styles to enjoy a breakthrough in the buoyant UK sparkling wine market.
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