France

Champagne releases official shipment figures for 2017

The final figures for Champagne shipments for 2017 were released on Friday showing total sales of 307.3 million bottles, slightly lower than estimates reported last month by db.

Plaimont’s ‘exciting project’ begins to bear fruit

A project to resurrect old and rare southern French varieties is building momentum with plantings of two varieties in particular projected to grow to “hundreds of hectares” over the next few years.

Drinking to forget: The Asylum of Misfortune

The image of the Foreign Legion populated by noble, decent rogues is largely fantasy but their drinking culture was not and nor was the role wine played in forming a unique Legion esprit de corps.

The wine trade in New York and Los Angeles are invited to taste the world’s finest Grenaches

Australia is to take on France and the US in two comparative Grenache tastings in New York and Los Angeles later this month – and the trade are invited.

Jon Bon Jovi releases a rosé

January 26th, 2018

‘A Good Year’ author dies

January 19th, 2018

DRC winemaker retires

January 19th, 2018

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