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Cairanne promoted to Cru status

Published:  16 February, 2016

Cairanne, in the Côtes du Rhône, has been awarded 'appelation communale' status by the Institut National des Appellations d'Origine.

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Côtes du Rhône promises "spectacular" 2015 vintage

Published:  12 February, 2016

The 2015 harvest in the Rhône Valley is one of the best in professional memory, Côtes du Rhône Wines is reporting, with reds in particular showing great promise.

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Weak euro offsets ongoing slide in French wine and spirits exports

Published:  11 February, 2016

The ongoing weakness of the euro in the global currency markets has proved a boon for makers of wine and spirits in France, according to figures released by the Fédération des Exportateurs de Vins et Spiritueux de France.

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Wine world prepares for Vinisud 2016

Published:  10 February, 2016

Over 1,700 exhibitors will converge on Montpellier next week for Vinisud, the biennial International Mediterranean Wines and Spirits Exhibition.

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Champagne Deutz partners with Garsington Opera for 2016 season

Published:  05 February, 2016

Champagne Deutz is to be the official champagne partner for the 2016 season of the Garsington Opera.

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New marketing and communications director for Côtes du Rhône Wines

Published:  01 February, 2016

Inter Rhône, the joint professional organization for Côtes du Rhône and Rhône Valley AOC wines, has appointed Virginie Charlier as its new marketing and communications director.

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Maison M Chapoutier extends into Provence with new acquisition

Published:  22 January, 2016

Leading Rhône winery Maison M. Chapoutier has announced its acquisition of the Château des Ferrages vineyard in Provence for an undisclosed sum.

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Matthew Clark adds Remoissenet to premium portfolio

Published:  20 January, 2016

Leading on-trade distributor Matthew Clark has added Burgundy producer Remoissenet Père et Fils to its premium Wines of Distinction portfolio.

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Chablis Wine Competition winners revealed

Published:  18 January, 2016

The 30th annual Chablis Wine Competition, held on January 16 in the village of Chablis, saw 27 wines from the iconic region take home medals.

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Bouvet Ladubay launches sparkling red Bouvet Rubis in Majestic

Published:  15 January, 2016

Bouvet Ladubay, the largest producer of traditional method sparkling wines in Saumur, has launched a demi-sec red sparkling wine, Bouvet Rubis, in Majestic.

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Justerini & Brooks signs exclusive deal with Château Unang

Published:  07 January, 2016

Fine wine merchant Justerini & Brooks has been appointed the new, sole agents for boutique Rhône winery Château Unang.

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French Wine Discoveries set for annual London tasting

Published:  06 January, 2016

The French Wine Discoveries tasting returns to London for its 14th year later this month.

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New EU regulations promise French wine-making revolution

Published:  05 January, 2016

EU regulations which came into force on January 1 will radically change wine production in France.

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Armit releases highly anticipated 2014 Domaine Leflaive en primeur

Published:  16 December, 2015

Fine wine merchant Armit Wines has announced the en primeur release of the 2014 vintage from highy regarded Burgundy winemaker Domaine Leflaive.

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Clos des Grives celebrates 2013 vintage release on film

Published:  15 December, 2015

Côte du Rhône estate Clos des Grives is marking the release of its 2013 vintage with a short film.

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Wine declines in popularity among the young in France, survey shows

Published:  10 December, 2015

Still wine is the preferred alcoholic drink of the French, being the top choice of 34% of consumers. Spirits and cocktails come next (22%), followed by beer (16%), then Champagne and sparkling wines (15%), according to the latest annual SOWINE/SSI Barometer survey of French attitudes to wine.

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Flint Wines to unveil the reborn Domaine Launay-Horiot at 2016 en primeur tasting

Published:  10 December, 2015

London-based on-trade supplier Flint Wines has added Burgundy's resurrected Domaine Launay-Horiot estate to its portfolio.

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Insight: Consumer wine style trends into 2016

Published:  07 December, 2015

 Will Malbec and Prosecco continue to attract consumers at a break-neck pace or is that so last year? Angela Mount reports

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Tim Atkin MW: The battle over inheritance in Burgundy

Published:  04 December, 2015

Tim Atkin MW weighs in on the battle over inheritance in Burgundy and how it is tough for families where some want to sell and others want to carry on the family tradition.

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Analysis: Champagne battles for the top spot

Published:  04 December, 2015

In an ultra-competitive market within the buoyant category of sparkling wine, the world's most established and classic fizz tenaciously holds on to its market share. Anne Krebiehl MW reports

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