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Wednesday 18 January 2017 loc: GB

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Champagne shipments drop 2% to 306.6m bottles

Champagne shipped a total of 306.6 million bottles in 2016, a decline of 2% on 2015’s result, the drinks business is the first to reveal.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 No Comments »

Wine tourism: Exploring Pays d’Oc

Simply opening your vineyard to visitors and offering a cellar tour won’t cut it anymore. Lauren Eads speaks to producers who are taking things to the next level in a bid to engender excitement in the Pays d’Oc.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 No Comments »

Champagne still not fizzing in China

Champagne sales in China, the world’s fifth largest wine market, are still held back by consumers’ drinking habits, despite global sales of the prestigious sparkling wine continue to grow in both volume and value.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 No Comments »

Perrier-Jouët: 2016 ‘will be a vintage year’

Perrier-Jouët has launched two prestige cuvées – the Belle Epoque 2008 and Belle Epoque Rosé 2007 in magnum – with its chef de cave also confirming a string of upcoming vintage release years, including the divisive 2016.

Friday, January 13th, 2017 No Comments »

China’s Changyu bullish on e-commerce plans

China’s oldest and largest winery, Changyu, is betting on China’s expanding e-commerce to boost its wine sales, positioning higher-priced quality wines to lead its growth online.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 No Comments »

Clos Rougeard update: acquisition on hold?

Doubts have emerged over yesterday’s news that famed Saumur estate, Clos Rougeard, has been sold to the owner of Château Montrose.

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 No Comments »

Screaming Eagle owner buys Bonneau du Martray

Stanley Kroenke, the owner of Screaming Eagle and Arsenal football club, has acquired the majority of the Burgundian estate, Domaine Bonneau du Martray.

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 No Comments »

Clos Rougeard sold to Montrose owner

Martin Bouygues, the owner of Château Montrose in Bordeaux, has acquired the Loire property Clos Rougeard according to reports.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 No Comments »

Five great Chardonnays from around the world

Following a comparative blind tasting in London last October, we bring you five great Chardonnays from five great wine-producing nations.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 No Comments »

English fizz earns ‘export wings’ in 2016

Sales of English fizz continued to boom throughout 2016, with the number of countries receiving imports increasing by a third compared with 2015.

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 No Comments »

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