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Value of Côtes du Rhône exports to UK jump 12%

Published:  26 April, 2016

Côtes du Rhône (CDR) wine exports to Britain increased by more than 2% last year, but their value jumped by more than 12% to €82m (£63.5m) suggesting a commercial shift toward the mid-to high-end market is paying off.

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English sparkling wine goes head to head with Champagne in Paris

Published:  22 April, 2016

The Wine and Spirits Trade Association put English sparkling wine up against Champagne in a blind tasting in Paris.

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Insights: Some chateaux urge Bordelais to be 'very prudent' with en primeur pricing

Published:  21 April, 2016

Bernard Magrez and his daughter Cecile Daquin, of Chateau Pape Clement, are urging other chateaux owners to be 'very prudent' this year when it comes to en primeur pricing.  "This could be the last chance for Bordeaux" to woo back buyers warns Daquin.

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Les Grands Chais de France launches a new range of quality wines onto the UK following acquisition

Published:  18 April, 2016

Les Grands Chais de France is preparing to expand its offering of premium wines to the UK market following the purchase of Château Belles Eaux in the South of France.

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Louis Latour 1932-2016: Burgundy's maverick negociant and wine producer

Published:  07 April, 2016

Louis Latour, Burgundy's maverick negociant and wine producer, is remembered as a man with a passion and a history

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Armagnac Academies returns to London for one-day course

Published:  05 April, 2016

Drinks connoisseurs looking to increase their knowledge of one Europe's oldest spirits can sign-up for a professional one-day course, which is returning to London following a sold out event in New York.

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Anti-fraud squad raids Burgundy producer Bejot Vins et Terroirs

Published:  04 April, 2016

A judicial investigation into suspected fraudulent wine production in France is underway following a major customs police swoop in the heart of Burgundy.

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Thiénot Bordeaux-Champagne taps Dagley for UK commercial role

Published:  01 April, 2016

Thiénot Bordeaux-Champagne has appointed ex-Majestic buyer, Nick Dagley as its new commercial director for the UK and Ireland.

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London tasting for Saint-Emilion 2015 vintage announced

Published:  30 March, 2016

The Association de Grands Crus Classés de Saint-Emilion will be bringing representatives of 38 châteaux to London for a tasting next month.

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Insights: French wine exports to the UK are changing

Published:  30 March, 2016

The latest data from French customs shows Bordeaux wine exports to Britain fell sharply by almost 7% (6.79%) last year when compared with 2014, but their value increased by 2.08%.

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Mouton Cadet unveils limited edition cuvée for 2016 Ryder Cup

Published:  29 March, 2016

Mouton Cadet, the official wine of the 2016 Ryder Cup, has partnered with legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. to create a limited edition prestige cuvée for this year's competition.

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Boutinot adds premium Provence rosé to roster

Published:  29 March, 2016

Leading UK agency Boutinot has added organic Provence estate Château Gairoird to its portfolio.

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CIVB appoints Fiona Juby as UK market consultant

Published:  18 March, 2016

The Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux wines has hired Fiona Juby as its market consultant for the UK.

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Good Provence 2015 harvest bolsters growing rosé market

Published:  11 March, 2016

The 2015 harvest in Provence produced 1.308 million hectolitres, according to the latest figures from the region's marketing body, the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence.

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Skin Côntact reveals vocalists for eagerly anticipated comeback show

Published:  10 March, 2016

UK wine-trade supergroup Skin Côntact, which is reforming in aid of Wine Relief at London's Islington Academy on Thursday, May 12, has announced the names of the first five vocalists to appear with them.

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UK retains Champagne export crown as sales return to growth

Published:  08 March, 2016

The UK continued its unbroken reign as the world's largest Champagne export market in 2015, according to figures released today by the Comité Champagne.

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Grand Cercle hosts first UK en primeur tasting for promising 2015 vintage

Published:  07 March, 2016

The Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux is to hold its 2015 vintage tasting on Wednesday, March 23.

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Hallgarten marks International Women's Day with Women With Bottle promotion

Published:  07 March, 2016

Leading UK distributor Hallgarten Druitt & Novum has launched a three-month promotion celebrating women winemakers to coincide with International Women's Day on March 8.

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Tim Atkin MW: wising up to en primeur

Published:  04 March, 2016

You might not have noticed, but the annual Bordeaux en primeur campaign is almost upon us.

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Champagne de Castelnau unveils limited release Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2003

Published:  03 March, 2016

Champagne de Castelnau is to release a rare Blanc de Blancs from the challenging 2003 vintage.

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