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Sunday 23 October 2016 loc: GB


Adnams boosts own-label with premium tier

Suffolk-based retailer Adnams is upping its focus on its own label wine range, with the addition of a new tier of premium wines this autumn.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Wine retailer inspired by fashion launched

Charlotte Calvet from the Bordeaux-based Calvet wine family has launched an online wine retailer inspired by the fashion world’s use of seasonal collections.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Climens to open doors to visitors

Barsac estate Château Climens will open its doors to visitors by appointment from this September.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Beer saint’s day: Arnulf of Metz

Today is the feast day of Arnulf of Metz, a patron saint of brewers whose beer cup, according to legend, really did run over.

Monday, July 18th, 2016 No Comments »

The Wine Society to shut French ‘booze-cruise’ shop

The Wine Society is to close its Montreuil Wine Shop in France, admitting that the impending Brexit confirmed it was the right decision.

Friday, July 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Starck’s ‘metal blade’ Bordeaux winery revealed

A futuristic winery designed by French architect Phillippe Starck to look like a “raw metal blade plunged in the terroir” has opened at Château les Carmes Haut-Brion in Bordeaux.

Thursday, July 14th, 2016 No Comments »

Beaujolais confident despite hail

Serious hail damage and a devastating rainstorm have been a serious setback for Beaujolais this year but will have no bearing on the final quality of the wines.

Friday, July 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Gamay still battling Beaujolais Nouveau hangover

Consumers too often dismiss Gamay as a light and fruity, low tannin wine despite it being capable of producing complex “Pinot Noir-like” wines with the capacity to age, says one leading Beaujolais winemaker.

Friday, July 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Piper-Heidsieck to ‘evolve’ under new deputy chef de cave

Séverine Frerson-Gomez, the newly promoted role of deputy chef de cave at Champagne house Piper-Heidsieck, is set to “evolve” the Champagne house’s style for the future.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 No Comments »

EM Lyon edges Oxford in blind tasting ‘thriller’

French business school EM Lyon has beaten Oxford and Edinburgh at the Pol Roger International Inter-University Wine Tasting match.

Friday, June 17th, 2016 No Comments »

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