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Marrenon returns to the UK after 7 year hiatus

Published:  20 November, 2017

Marrenon, the southeast France producer, is re-launching its portfolio in the UK with ambitions to become the leading Luberon and Ventoux winery.

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“Underrated and under-priced” Beaujolais gets a kick out from under Georges Duboeuf’s shadow

Published:  17 November, 2017

Beaujolais Nouveau Day is long past its heyday in the late 1980s when merchants made a mad dash to southern France to pick up the first release of the year. In 2017, however, London’s restaurants, bars and independents are using the day as a way to celebrate the region’s unsung heroes.

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The vintage before the storm: Rhône 2016 primeur tasting

Published:  16 November, 2017

Yesterday’s Thorman Hunt & Co Ltd Rhône 2016 en primeur vintage tasting made overtures of incomparable quality, promising the likes of which tasters have not seen before.

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Crémant upping the pressure

Published:  14 November, 2017

The love of sparkling has led to a spike in production in the Crémant de Bordeaux AOC and others around France. Jo Gilbert reports

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Hallgarten banks on the Burgundy stars of tomorrow

Published:  14 November, 2017

Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines has overhauled its Burgundy list to put a greater focus on rising stars and lesser-known appellations.

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New role at GCF puts focus on UK

Published:  07 November, 2017

Major French exporter Les Grands Chais de France (GCF) has appointed a new UK based wine director to oversee the group’s activities outside of France.

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CIVB goes social with new winter ad campaign

Published:  06 November, 2017

Vins de Bordeaux is releasing a new ad campaign focused on digital formats and social media with the hope of engagining "younger" audiences. 

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Tim Atkin MW: Rich pickings for the vineyards of Burgundy

Published:  02 November, 2017

Remind me never to play poker against Frédéric Engerer.

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Languedoc standing strong

Published:  02 November, 2017

Jo Gilbert looks at how France’s leading volume producer continues to evolve and intrigue the UK market

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Major fall in Bordeaux 2017 production not expected to raise prices

Published:  18 October, 2017

Bordeaux officials have played down a potential impact on wine prices resulting from the dramatic fall in Bordeaux’s production volumes in 2017.

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Flint Wines to balance 2016 shortages with older Burgundy vintage

Published:  18 October, 2017

Burgundy specialists in the UK are having to re-think their en primeur formats this year after 2016’s weather woes meant that allocation in certain appellations are ‘tiny’.

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Lassègue reveals distribution deal with négociants in Bordeaux

Published:  04 October, 2017

Lassègue, owned jointly by the Jackson and Seillan families, has announced it is to be distributed by six of the négociants in Bordeaux: Ballande & Méneret, CVBG, Duclot, Joanne, Mähler-Besse et Mestrezat” said Barbara Banke and Pierre Seillan.

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Champagne Lanson UK bolsters prestige retail division

Published:  28 September, 2017

Champagne Lanson has appointed Christopher Connell as a national account executive in its prestige retail division.

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Champagne harvest one of the earliest in 67 years

Published:  20 September, 2017

Champagne has followed the European trend of an earlier harvest this year with yields potentially affected by fluctuating weather conditions.

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Crus Bourgeois du Médoc Official Selection revealed

Published:  20 September, 2017

The top wines from the 2015 Bordeaux vintage which have made it into the Official Selection have been announced.

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Plaimont Producteurs re-introduces ‘long lost’ Tardif grape variety

Published:  14 September, 2017

Plaimont Producteurs, one of France’s leading co-operative, has gained permission to re-introduce long lost grape variety Tardif, which is thought to have been lost to phylloxera long ago.

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Exports for Beaujolais categories to the UK soar

Published:  11 September, 2017

Exports for all Beaujolais categories to the UK soared during the first part of this year, according to the latest figures released today by Business France.

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Halewood secures distribution deal for French wine brand Bonfils

Published:  08 September, 2017

Halewood Wines & Spirits has secured a deal to distribute French wine brand Bonfils in the UK.

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Early vintage arrives in the Loire

Published:  06 September, 2017

The Loire valley is heading full swing into an early harvest, with picking commencing on August 28 in Anjou - around 15 days earlier than in 2016.

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Crus Bourgeois du Médoc to unveil official 2015 selection

Published:  06 September, 2017

Producers from eight Médoc AOCs are gearing up to debut 200 wines from the 2015 vintage at a trade tasting later this month.

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