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Luc Belaire launches sparkling Provence rosé

Published:  31 July, 2013

This summer sees the launch of Luc Belaire Rosé, which it claims to be "the world's most exquisite sparkling rosé".

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Cru Bourgeois 2011 wines to be revealed at London tasting

Published:  27 July, 2013

Wines selected from the 2011 vintage for Cru Bourgeois Médoc status will be shown for the first time to the trade at a special tasting in London on September 19.

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Champagne Deutz to be distributed by González Byass UK

Published:  18 July, 2013

González Byass UK has been appointed the exclusive distributor of Champagne Deutz with effect from August 1.

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Sign up for Sud de France festival promotion

Published:  02 July, 2013

There is still time for independent wine merchants to sign up to a Harpers promotion with Sud de France to help...

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CIVB appoints new managing director

Published:  02 July, 2013

Fabien Bova has been appointed managing director of the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) following a unanimous vote...

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  01 July, 2013
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Demystifying French wine regions

Published:  28 June, 2013

With UK consumers drinking increasingly higher-quality French wines, it seems trading up is alive and well...

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Prix Raisin competition gears up for 2014

Published:  28 June, 2013

Bordeaux wine consultant Olivier Dauga and Jean-Pierre Xiradakis, a restaurateur in Bordeaux, have announced the third Prix...

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Vinexpo 2013: Around the world in five days

Published:  28 June, 2013

With nearly 50,000 visitors from 135 countries, Vinexpo was the centre of the wine and spirits world last week...

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Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux and VinItaly agree future trade dates

Published:  26 June, 2013

 
Unions des Grand Crus de Bordeaux and VinItaly have signed an agreement coordinating the calendars of their industry events for the next four years to avoid any trade clashes. Text

Unions des Grand Crus de Bordeaux and VinItaly have signed an agreement coordinating the calendars of their industry events for the next four years to avoid any trade clashes. 

 

Semaine des Primeurs in Bordeaux will be held between March 31 to April 5, 2014, March 30 to April 3 2015, April 4-8, 2016, and between April 3-7, 2017. 

 

VinItaly in Verona will be held April 6-9. 2014, March 22-25, 2015, April 10-13, 2016, and March 26-29, 2017.

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Champagne Jacquart unveils Cuvée Alpha

Published:  20 June, 2013

Champagne Jacquart has unveiled its new prestige cuvée and is eyeing more launches to enhance its premium...

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Gardet launches 'modern' Champagne Byzantine

Published:  19 June, 2013

Champagne Gardet has launched a new brand at this week's Vinexpo which hopes to attract a younger consumer with a modern Champagne style that goes against Champenoise tradition.

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Lifetime Achievement for Baroness Philippine de Rothschild

Published:  19 June, 2013

Baroness Philippine de Rothschild has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement accolade at an awards ceremony at Vinexpo in Bordeaux.

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Industry roundtable: analysing the many faces of Muscadet

Published:  07 June, 2013

With quality on a high and prices competitive, Andrew Catchpole invited an intrigued panel to look afresh at the diverse wines of Muscadet

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Anne Krebiehl: A first impression of 2012 Bordeaux

Published:  08 April, 2013

Another year, another en primeur campaign. No longer are these the heady days of feverish speculation - both the market and a comedown from the hailed 2009 and 2010 vintages have steered the situation back into the real world, where this strange and intricate market mechanism of courtiers, négociants and "la place" insists on existing for another year.

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Thiénot unveils UK distribution arm

Published:  08 April, 2013

Thiénot Bordeaux-Champagnes has unveiled Thiénot UK, which follows both Thiénot Inc USA and Thiénot Asia in establishing direct distribution for the brand around the world.

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Producers get behind Vin de France

Published:  04 April, 2013

More than 700 French wine producers are now supporting the Vin de France promotional classification scheme, which came to operation in 2010.

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World's first €1million bottle of wine goes on sale

Published:  31 March, 2013

The world's most expensive bottle of wine - Domaine of the Bee 'Reductio ad Absurdam' 2010 - goes on sale today with a price tag of €1 million.

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Chablis exports to UK grew last year

Published:  28 March, 2013

The UK remained the number one export market for Chablis last year, with just under 10 million bottles - worth over €43 million - shipped over in 2012.

TextThe UK remained the number one export market for Chablis last year, with just under 10 million bottles - worth over €43 million - shipped over in 2012.

 

Nine out of 10 bottles shipped were Chablis or Petit Chablis, with the remainder Chablis Premier Cru or Grand Cru.

 

"Chablis is experiencing strong sales in the UK which is fantastic news. The Chablis commission of the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB) is continuing to invest in the UK through trade masterclasses and events throughout the year. The UK definitely remains the most important export market for Chablis wines," said BIVB marketing manager Françoise Roure.

 

Last year's exports to the UK bucked the decline in wine consumption to grow year-on-year BIVB reported, although exact figures are not available.

 

Some 2.6 million bottles of Chablis were exported to second largest market Japan, with a value of €16 million. Of those, 78% were Petit Chablis and Chablis and 22% were Premier Cru and Grand Cru. Wines from Burgundy accounted for 20% of all wines on sale in Tokyo in 2012.

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Douglas Blyde on the widening horizons of Chablis producers

Published:  28 March, 2013

Chablis, a collage of Chardonnay often sown on fossilised oysters, spans almost 5,000 hectares of villages, valleys and riverbanks. When I last visited in 2010, producers were wary. Tough economic times spelled strain when it came to their major export market - Britain. But, on my latest visit, it felt as if they had learnt to minimise risk by reaching out to a number of new markets.

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