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New Alliance for branded Burgundy

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new Beaune-based ngociant, La Nouvelle Alliance/The New Alliance (LNA), has been founded by partners on opposite sides of The Channel with the aim of bridging the gap between small Burgundy growers and traditional ngociants'.

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The Interview: Christopher Piper, Christopher Piper Wines Ltd.

Published:  23 July, 2008

You started your business 26 years ago today. How did it come about, and why Ottery St Mary?

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Guerrilla tactics

Published:  23 July, 2008

The slender, ribbon-like stretch of vineyards that falls between the jagged Vosges mountains and the Franco-German border is a tangle of contradictions.

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Ancient Burgundy confounds expectations

Published:  23 July, 2008

A revelatory tasting of old Bouchard Pre & Fils Burgundies dating back to 1858, the year before publication of Darwin's Origin of Species, inspired high-profile musings on the evolution of some of the world's most sophisticated wines at a dinner at The Capital Hotel in London on 3 May.

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Clos in ranks

Published:  23 July, 2008

The aggression of producers in the New World and retailers in the Old is combining with currency fluctuations to threaten Burgundy's export success. Now, with a growing polarisation between the best of the region and the rest, there is a greater need than ever for consolidation. Neil Beckett reports on the shakeout

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BATON CHARGE

Published:  23 July, 2008

Few personalities could survive a public removal' from Domaine de la Romane-Conti and bounce back with a biodynamic rival. But then, few French producers are as resolute and philosophical as Lalou Bize-Leroy. Monty Waldin meets the woman conducting the cosmic elements at Domaine Leroy.

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MOVE OVER NOUVEAU

Published:  23 July, 2008

The race for Beaujolais Nouveau may be over, but more serious wines have joined the fight for market share. James Aufenast reportsThe race for Beaujolais Nouveau may be over, but more serious wines have joined the fight for market share. James Aufenast reportsThe race for Beaujolais Nouveau may be over, but more serious wines have joined the fight for market share. James Aufenast reports

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HOW WAS IT FOR YOU?

Published:  23 July, 2008

In the first of two special seasonal reports, Harpers rounds up the 2001 vintage from across the Northern Hemisphere

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DOUBLE VISION

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Languedoc is a classically French conundrum. The region produces some of France's most distinctive entry-point varietals, yet is beset by intransigence and factions. Rosemary George MW reports on the growing gulf between those who reform and those who refuse

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CHABLIS SEARCHES FOR 'DIVINE' WINE LIST

Published:  23 July, 2008
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BURGUNDY SETS AGENDA

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Neil Beckett

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SCREWCAPPERS SEEK CLOSURE

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Christian Davis

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CLOUDY BAY GOES SCREWCAP

Published:  23 July, 2008
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AUSTRIAN RIESLING COMES OUT ON TOP AGAIN

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Neil Beckett

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BRANDING THE LOIRE

Published:  23 July, 2008
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FRENCH GOVERNMENT REACTS TO WINE CRISIS WITH MAJOR SHAKE-UP

Published:  23 July, 2008

By David Williams

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JEAN-CLAUDE MAS: MORE EFFORT NEEDED

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Jack Hibberd

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'SUPER' AOCs PROPOSED

Published:  23 July, 2008

By David Williams

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MICHEL LAROCHE IN GRIMSBY

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Jim Budd

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BURGUNDY TASTING

Published:  23 July, 2008
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