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Les Vignobles Foncalieu acquires Château Haut Gléon

Published:  08 November, 2012

Co-operative union Les Vignobles Foncalieu is furthering its expansion into the luxury wine sector with the acquisition of Château Haut Gléon in the Languedoc.

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Domaines Paul Mas opens UK office

Published:  07 November, 2012

Languedoc producer Domaines Paul Mas has appointed Elin Mann to run its first ever dedicated sales and marketing office based in London.

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Languedoc's white wines growing in popularity in UK

Published:  06 November, 2012

Renowned for its red wines, the Languedoc is seeing an increase in demand from UK buyers for its "fashionable" whites.

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CIVL buyers' trip: Gordon Coates

Published:  02 November, 2012

Stone, Vine & Sun buyer Gordon Coates was among the lucky few who headed to the Languedoc last week for the CIVL study tour, organised in conjunction with Harpers and designed to open buyers' eyes to the diversity on offer.

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Stevens Garnier takes on Loiseau-Bichot range

Published:  31 October, 2012

Stevens Garnier has taken on an exclusive range of Loiseau-Bichot wines from Burgundy with the aim of bringing "additional prestige" to its portfolio.

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Languedoc winemakers the Outsiders hold London tasting

Published:  26 October, 2012

A group of Languedoc-Roussillon wine producers who call themselves the Outsiders thanks to their alternative approach to winemaking will be coming together on November 1 in London to show a selection of 40 wines.

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Wine investment fund Nobles Crus answers critics

Published:  24 October, 2012

Nobles Crus, the fine wine investment fund that was recently lambasted over its performance and how it is valued, has responded to critics.

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Burgundy faces smallest harvest since 1950s

Published:  24 October, 2012


Burgundy is facing up to its smallest harvest since the mid-1950s after the vineyards of the Côte d'Or suffered a mixture of frost, hail, mildew and poor flowering.

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Oddbins blog: hunt for UK's top novice wine taster

Published:  19 October, 2012

A sustainability officer at Camden Council has been declared the UK's best amateur wine taster as winner of Oddbins' The Palate 2012 competition.

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Win case of Absolutely Cracking French Wines

Published:  19 October, 2012

Harpers is offering one lucky reader a case of 12 wines, personally selected by the Harpers and IWC teams from a line-up of more than 150 at the Absolutely Cracking French Wines tasting, organised by Sopexa.

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Jenny Mackenzie heads to Loire tasting with Les Caves de Pyrene

Published:  18 October, 2012

Les Caves de Pryene held a dedicated Loire tasting this week "to show the incredible diversity of the region and its vintage variation". It was also a timely reminder that the latest in its growing number of natural wine bars, the Green Man and French Horn in London's St Martin's Lane is dedicated to the food and wine of the Loire.

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Find out more about all the latest on-trade openings this autumn

Published:  16 October, 2012

Find out more about all the latest on-trade openings this autumn.

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AdVini appoints UK trading director

Published:  26 September, 2012

France's third biggest wine group, AdVini, has appointed Phil Priest as its new UK trading director.

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Beaujolais predicts low yields to match 2003 levels

Published:  13 September, 2012

Beaujolais is predicting a lower than average harvest for the 2012 vintage after repeated hail storms.

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Rolling update: Wineries make harvest predictions

Published:  29 August, 2012

As September looms, the wine industry in the northern hemisphere is keeping an anxious eye on its crops, with many having experienced unusual weather conditions earlier this year.

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At Your Service events - August and September

Published:  08 August, 2012

Find out more about all the latest on-trade events for August and September.

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Chablis producers anticipate smaller harvest

Published:  03 August, 2012

Chablis producers are predicting the harvest could be down by around 20%, thanks to bad weather earlier in the growing season.

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Geoffrey Dean: hits the spot in Languedoc-Roussillon

Published:  23 July, 2012


When La Revue de Vin de Fance, the esteemed French wine magazine, gave Foncalieu one of its coveted annual awards in Paris in January, the wine world sat up and took note. Les Vignobles Foncalieu, to give them their full name, was crowned French co-operative of the year, following in the footsteps of La Chablisienne in Chablis and Embres et Castelmaure in Corbieres. Twenty years after its formation as a union of co-operatives, the Languedoc-centred Foncalieu had won a most notable accolade.

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Sancerre tops the appellation polls at Concours des Vins de Bourges

Published:  19 June, 2012

Sancerre leapt ahead as the top appellation at the ninth Concours des Vins de Bourges, winning a total of 12 gold medals.

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Inter Beaujolais focuses on white Beaujolais at trade tasting

Published:  18 June, 2012

Inter Beaujolais will focus on white Beaujolais and older vintages at its trade and press tasting on June 26.

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