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Mirabeau expands team with three directors

Published:  23 January, 2020

Mirabeau has expanded its team with three new directors to drive its expansion into new markets.

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Maison Joseph Drouhin partners with Enotria to up premium on-trade presence

Published:  16 January, 2020

Maison Joseph Drouhin has joined forces with Enotria & Coe to heighten its visibility in the premium on-trade in a move it said reflected a "new approach to the UK". 

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Q&A: Anne-Catherine Vigouroux, French Wine Discoveries

Published:  14 January, 2020

Founder of Wine 4 Trade Anne-Catherine Vigouroux outlines to James Lawrence what visitors can expect from the French Wine Discoveries 2020 tasting on January 21, and the opportunities for French producers in a post-Brexit Britain

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A taste of the Occitanie

Published:  18 December, 2019

Harpers hosted a round table in association with La Région Occitanie to assess the scope for encouraging UK consumers to trade up in this diverse corner of France

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Trump versus France spat intensifies with threat of 100% wine tariffs

Published:  03 December, 2019

Tariffs on French wine entering the US could be subjected to 100% tariffs, authorities have warned, following an investigation into whether a new technology tax in France unfairly targets American companies.

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Specialist Indies talk shop and more...

Published:  13 November, 2019

Independent wine merchants are specialist retailers in their own right offering a service, range and expertise that more general retailers, such as grocers, will always struggle to match.

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Rhône Valley expects high quality vintage and yields in line with 2018

Published:  13 November, 2019

Vignobles de la Vallée du Rhône has estimated that the 2019 harvest across the Rhône Valley will be down on 2017 but in line with 2018, with expectations “very high” in terms of quality. 

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Vignobles et Signatures welcomes Domaine Philippe et Sylvain Ravier

Published:  13 November, 2019

Club Vignobles et Signatures has welcomed Domaine Philippe et Sylvain Ravier, marking its first member from the Savoy region.

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French Wine Discoveries returns ‘bigger and better’

Published:  06 November, 2019

The Wines 4 Trade French Wine Discoveries tasting is returning to London in January for its 18 annual tasting in the capital, boasting a 20% increase in exhibitors compared to this year.

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Les Grands Chais extends JP Chenet to target millennials

Published:  24 October, 2019

Les Grands Chais France has extended its JP Chenet brand with two new variants as part of its strategy to target a younger millennial audience.

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Les Grands Chais acquires Maison Desvignes Ainé et Fils

Published:  22 October, 2019

Les Grands Chais de France has acquired Maison Desvignes Ainé et Fils near Chablis for an undisclosed sum.

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Beaujolais reports small but promising 2019 vintage

Published:  15 October, 2019

Beaujolais has declared the 2019 vintage a small harvest – half the size of the previous year, due to “climate hazards”.

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Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris add communal area to joint event

Published:  09 October, 2019

Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris have created a communal area to maximise the visitor experience at their joint 2020 event.

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Jascots signs distribution deal with Château de Pommard

Published:  09 October, 2019

Jascots has signed a deal with Château de Pommard as its privileged on-trade distributor across the UK.

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Bourgogne 2019 vintage an ‘exceptional but peculiar one'

Published:  04 October, 2019

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) has described the 2019 vintage as “without doubt a peculiar one”, adding the grape quality was "exceptional and "worthy of a year with a nine".  

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Wine club collapse prompts major sell-off

Published:  04 October, 2019

Over 4,000 bottles of fine wine are to go under the hammer in an online auction next week following the collapse of Lincolnshire-based wine club 3D Wines.

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Jeroboams adds Domaine Pierre Damoy to portfolio

Published:  01 October, 2019

Jeroboams has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Burgundy producer Domaine Pierre Damoy.

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Provence harvest off to a ‘promising’ start

Published:  12 September, 2019

Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP) has announced a “promising start” to the harvest season across Côtes de Provence, Coteaux Varois en Provence and Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence.

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UK release for Champagne Armand de Brignac’s rarest cuvée

Published:  11 September, 2019

Champagne Armand de Brignac has announced the UK arrival of its Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Three (A3) - the third assemblage of its ultra-prestige cuvée.

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FMV adds Rhône house Château La Nerthe

Published:  05 September, 2019

Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) has expanded its French portfolio with Rhône house Château La Nerthe.

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