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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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Online wine auction first for Brightwells

Published:  02 September, 2019

Brightwells has extended its online timed auctions to cover French wine for the first time.

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Calvet headline wine partner of this year’s LRF

Published:  27 August, 2019

French wine brand Calvet has been confirmed as the headline wine partner of this year’s London Restaurant Festival (LRF).

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Jadot expands Oregon winery

Published:  08 August, 2019

Maison Louis Jadot has opened its first tasting room outside Burgundy.

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Sopexa wins Washington State Wine agency

Published:  05 August, 2019

Washington State Wine (WSW) has appointed Sopexa in London as its new UK agent, the US body has announced.

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EWGA Wines to distribute Champagne Boizel

Published:  31 July, 2019

EWGA Wines has signed a deal with the Boizel family to become the exclusive on-trade UK distributor of the Champagne brand.

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