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Two Good, 2 Bad for 2013, 2 Hopes and Fears for 2014: Olivier Bourdet-Pees, Plaimont Producteurs

Published:  30 December, 2013
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2 Good, 2 Bad for 2013: Gavin Quinney, Chateau Bauduc

Published:  23 December, 2013

In the second of our 2 Good, 2 Bad for 2013 series Bordeaux winemaker, Gavin Quinney of Chateau Bauduc, looks back on a year with more than its share of highs and lows including seeing a large part of his crop destroyed by hail as well as spend part of the year entertaining BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans on a tour of Bordeaux's best chateaux.

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Damien Wilson and Jérome Gallo look at the importance of business and wine education

Published:  23 December, 2013

On November 15, the Burgundy School of Business launched a new School of Wine and Spirits business at the Chamber of commerce, in Beaune. Although this launch wasn't front-page news in the New York Times, the fact that there is continuing coverage of the topic by the press suggests that there is more to this story than just another series of academic programmes to help prepare a batch of wine professionals.

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Two Good, 2 Bad for 2013: Gavin Quinney, owner Chateau Bauduc

Published:  23 December, 2013

In the second of our 2 Good, 2 Bad for 2013 series Bordeaux winemaker, Gavin Quinney of Chateau Bauduc, looks back on a year with more than its share of highs and lows including seeing a large part of his crop destroyed by hail as well as spend part of the year entertaining BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans on a tour of Bordeaux's best chateaux.

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Fine wine market declines for third year says Liv-ex

Published:  20 December, 2013

 

The fine wine market has declined for an unprecedented third year in a row, according to the 2013 fine wine report from Liv-ex, the global marketplace for fine wine.

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  20 December, 2013
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Over 100 producers head to French wine event

Published:  12 December, 2013

The 12th annual French Wine Discoveries Tasting will be held on Tuesday January 14, 2014 at Tobacco Dock near Tower Hill.

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French Independent Winegrowers fair comes to London

Published:  12 December, 2013

The French Independent Winegrowers fair will be returning to the Royal Horticultural Halls in London for a fifth year on February 6th, 2014.

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Jonathan Simms to be brand ambassador for Pernod Ricard UK Champagnes

Published:  09 December, 2013

Pernod Ricard UK has appointed Jonathan Simms as its new ambassador for its Champagnes brands.

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Cambridge Wine Merchants named as Sud de France Retailer of the Year

Published:  09 December, 2013

Cambridge Wine Merchants has been named the Sud de France Retailer of the Year in a competition run by the region's generic body, in association with Harpers.

 

 

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Plans for Bordeaux's global wine city unveiled at Wine Vision

Published:  29 November, 2013

Billed as the "biggest celebration of wine in the world" the plans for Cite de Civilisations du Vin to be built in Bordeaux were revealed to a global audience at last week's Wine Vision conference in London.

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Q&A: Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger on why Champagne houses must work harder to protect the category

Published:  27 November, 2013

Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger, head of Champagne Taittinger, says the major Champagne houses still have a lot of work to be done to make sure Champagne continues to be sold correctly and does not suffer from heavy price discounting that can damage its long term image.

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Q&A: Marie-Annick Consola, sales director, Vignobles Foncalieu

Published:  25 November, 2013

Anne Krebiehl talks to Marie-Annick Consola of Vignobles Foncalieu a collective co-operative that covers numerous appellations across the south of France and the Rhône Valley. It's 1,200 members work 5,100 hectares of vineyards and sales exceed 21 million bottles. Foncalieu's progressive management embarked on the path of premium production roughly a decade ago. Consola wasin London to introduce the 'Iconic' range, a collection of stand-out wines from distinct appellations like Saint-Chinian, Corbières, Minervois and Côteaux d'Esérune as well as the wines of Château Haut Gléon in Corbières. While Foncalieu still provides some own-label wines for Asda, it has largely moved away from the high-volume off-trade.

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Record sales at Hospices de Beaune as investors cash in on Burgundy

Published:  18 November, 2013

The 153rd Hospices de Beaune auction yesterday resulted in its highest sale since 2000, raising over €6.3m, nearly 400k euros more than last year.

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Krug launches magnum format for rosé

Published:  14 November, 2013

The House of Krug is to release Krug Rosé in magnums for the first time.

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Sotheby's to sell 100 cases of Opus One for $165,000

Published:  12 November, 2013

Sotheby's wine retail store is selling 100 six bottle cases of iconic Californian wine, Opus One, as a one off collection starting today for only the next four days, with vintages spanning from 1997 to 2005, for $165,000.

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Burgundy 2012 en primeur kicks off with some allocations already "exhausted"

Published:  11 November, 2013

The severly reduced Burgundy harvest for 2012 is resulting in producers holding en primeur tastings this month with "Allocation Exhausted" labels over some bottles.

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Michelin star chef Michel Roux is face of Everyday Bordeaux consumer campaign

Published:  11 November, 2013

Michelin star chef Michel Roux of Le Gavroche fame has teamed up with the 2013 Everyday Bordeaux collection of wines, to promote those wines considered by a panel of judges from the Association of Wine Educators to offer some of the best value Bordeaux currently available in the UK.

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Disgraced Bordeaux UK chief banned as director for nine years

Published:  06 November, 2013

Ian Vanderhook of Bordeaux UK has been banned as a director for nine years after his company collapsed with debts of more than £10m.

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Douglas Blyde explores Alsace wine with Etienne and Kaoru Hugel on their "working honeymoon"

Published:  05 November, 2013

I reflect, an hour afterwards, on the lightening that threatened to lash my City Jet's slim belly as it was hassled by turbulence heading back to London. Now, with every sip of soothing Alsace wine savoured in Hakkasan's dining room of ebony and Chinoiserie, tension steadily slips away.

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