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Les Vignobles de Foncalieu - coup for co-op

Published:  13 April, 2012

Southern French co-operative Les Vignobles de Foncalieu is witnessing a move to their own branded wines, above own label.

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Stratford's refocuses on Old World Wines

Published:  12 April, 2012

Stratford's Wine Agencies' move back towards Old World wines and away from its New World stronghold has paid off, says managing director Paul Stratford.

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Consumer engagement is key to French success

Published:  13 March, 2012

French wine brands should take a leaf out of the soft drinks or confectionery categories' books by thinking about what the consumer wants.

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Blog: Anne Krebiehl meets Margaux's Paul Pontallier

Published:  22 February, 2012

Anne Krebiehl headed to a seminar tasting with Château Margaux managing director and winemaker Paul Pontallier.

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Part two of indie merchants' Beaujolais blog

Published:  17 February, 2012

In the second blog from Harpers' Independent Buyers Trip to Beaujolais, run in conjunction with InterBeaujolais, we hear from a few more of the independent retailers who went out to the region.

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International Gamay Competition winners announced

Published:  14 February, 2012

The second International Gamay Competition organised by Inter Beaujolais, has announced 169 medal winners.

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Beaujolais whites a hit with independent retailers

Published:  13 February, 2012

Beaujolais' lesser-known whites are building up a following among independent wine merchants who praise the wines' "sensible prices", "food-friendly styles" and"consumer appeal".

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Indie merchants blog from Beaujolais

Published:  10 February, 2012

Last week Harpers Wine & Spirit, in conjunction with InterBeaujolais, invited a handful of leading independent wine merchants to go out to Beaujolais and discover the wines for themselves.

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Chablis Wine Competition announces winners

Published:  10 February, 2012

Twenty-six wines were given awards at the 26th annual Chablis Wine Competition.

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Tim Wildman MW: Australia in the Goldilocks Zone

Published:  03 February, 2012

In a bright, white gallery space on The Kings Road in Chelsea the annual Australia Day Wine Tasting took place last week. Amid the slurping and spitting, tasters who listened very carefully may have detected a rumbling; deep, subterranean, underground. It could have been a tube train passing below, or a low flying plane overhead. But it was neither of these. The rumbling you may have heard, over the clatter of bottles of Chardonnay and Shiraz, is the sound made as the tectonic plates of the Great Australian Wine Industry shift and rearrange themselves for the first time in a generation.

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Emmanuel Charrier elected president of BIVC

Published:  16 January, 2012

Emmanuel Charrier has been elected the new president of the regional trade body for the AOP wines of the Centre Loire vineyard, the BIVC.

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Online wine retailers slash prices in January sales

Published:  06 January, 2012

Online retailers are leading the way in slashing prices for the January sales, offering up to 60% discount, while for the high street merchant it's back to business as usual.

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Lorgeril takes to the skies

Published:  03 January, 2012

 

Languedoc producer Lorgeril has secured a major airline listing with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

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Burgundy Wine Board cancels annual UK tasting

Published:  20 December, 2011

The Burgundy Wine Board has cancelled its UK-based generic tasting in 2012 following feedback from the British trade and Burgundy producers.

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Acker Merrall & Condit launches "Twelve Days of Christmas" wine auction

Published:  14 December, 2011

US rare wine auction house, Acker Merrall & Condit has launched a "Twelve Days of Christmas", a worldwide auction offering gifts of 'incomparable rarity and lavish value'.

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Record sale of £2.9m for Christie's London

Published:  05 December, 2011

Christie's London recorded its biggest wine sale total since 1997 as Sir Evelyn De Rothschild's collection hit £2.9 million.

 

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Eco-certified wines carry clout with consumers

Published:  02 December, 2011

As more wine companies jump on the environmentally friendly bandwagon, achieving full organic or biodynamic certification gives producers greater credibility with the consumer.

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Call for entries to 'International Gamay Competition'

Published:  25 November, 2011

Inter Beaujolais has called for entries to its second 'International Gamay Competition'.

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Vinotheque to distribute Steep Hill Wines

Published:  25 November, 2011

Vinotheque, part of logistics provider, London City Bond, has secured a contract with family-run independent wine merchant and shipper, Steep Hill Wines.

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Trade ushers in Beaujolais Nouveau

Published:  17 November, 2011


Beaujolais Thursday is being marked with a flurry of on-trade events, restoring some of the sheen to day that many in the UK trade feel has been steadily losing its gloss.

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