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French champions recognised for UK service

Published:  07 February, 2024

Daniel Lambert Wines, Waitrose and The Wine Society were among some of the big winners at The French Champion Awards organised and hosted by Business France.

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Profile: Les Grand Chais de France

Published:  16 November, 2023

France’s leading producer remains very much a family affair, bucking the notion that big is staid. Andrew Catchpole discovers more.

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Jump into the world of French wine at VIN

Published:  06 January, 2023

The UK trade is being invited to uncork some of France’s best kept secrets alongside enduring favourites at VIN, next month’s trade tasting event, which will bring together 50 producers and importers.

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VinoVirtual launches for UK trade

Published:  04 January, 2023

French wine & spirits trading platform VinoVirtual is bringing its innovative marketplace specifically to UK buyers in 2023 for the first time, with a number of inaugural sessions taking place across January and February.

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Vins de Provence rosés: sales rise by 9% in 2021

Published:  28 March, 2022

After a 6% drop in 2020, winery sales bounced back by 9% last year, according to data released by the Provence Wine Council (CIVP). The recovery is mainly due to good export figures, fuelled by booming European markets, and increased sales in channels such as wine merchants and hospitality outlets.

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France performs against the odds

Published:  30 September, 2021

France has emerged from the pandemic in rude health with the “staggering” performance of rosé and impressive bounce-back from Champagne only representing the tip of what this wine powerhouse has to offer, as Jo Gilbert reports.

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Pol Roger Portfolio adds Domaine Vacheron

Published:  11 August, 2021

Pol Roger Portfolio, the subsidiary of Champagne Pol Roger, has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Domaine Vacheron taking effect from next week (16 August).

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CIVB unveils Hot 50

Published:  15 July, 2021

The CIVB (Bordeaux Wine Council) has revealed the 50 Wines chosen to make up its Hot 50 Bordeaux Selection for 2021. 

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Co-op becomes first supermarket to sell Chateau La Negly

Published:  07 July, 2021

Languedoc producer Chateau La Negly has made its wine available to buy for the first time at a UK supermarket with a launch into Co-op.

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Perrin Châteauneuf for Co-op pays homage to Randall Grahm

Published:  30 June, 2021

Famille Perrin has produced a Châteauneuf du Pape exclusively for Co-op.

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Bordeaux Wine Month back for fourth year

Published:  24 June, 2021

Bordeaux Wine Month is returning for its fourth year this September, offering independent retailers the chance to boost their Bordeaux sales.

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Domaine Lafage unveils sparkling rosé fermented with beer yeast

Published:  09 June, 2021

Roussillon producer Domaine Lafage has launched a sparkling rosé in the UK, marking the first such wine to emerge from the French region, according to the producer.

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Jascots reintroduces Sancerre’s Alphonse Mellot

Published:  26 May, 2021

Jascots Wine Merchants has reintroduced Sancerre producer Alphonse Mellot to its burgeoning portfolio.

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Armit adds Provence producer Domaine des Mapliers

Published:  25 May, 2021

Armit Wines has added Provence producer Domaine Mapliers to its rapidly expanding wine portfolio.

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Sud de France Top 100 unveiled

Published:  17 May, 2021

The winners of the Sud de France Top 100 competition, run in media partnership with Harpers, have been unveiled.

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Hallgarten adds eight French producers

Published:  17 May, 2021

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has expanded its French portfolio with 29 new wines from 12 producers – eight of which are new to Hallgarten – from across eight wine-producing regions. 

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Wines of Roussillon unveils 2021 campaign

Published:  28 April, 2021

The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon (CIVR) has unveiled a series of tasting and educational activities as part of its 2021 campaign. 

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Sud de France UK Top 100 Awards set for 2021 return

Published:  25 March, 2021

The ninth edition of the Sud de France Top 100 competition is set to proceed this year in media partnership with Harpers, after a pause in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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BIVB appoints Frédéric Drouhin as President

Published:  24 March, 2021

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) has appointed Frédéric Drouhin as its new president.

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Beaujolais exports to UK continue to rise

Published:  16 March, 2021

Exports of Beaujolais wines to the UK continued to rise in both value and volume last year.

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