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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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France rebuffs Trump on wine tax threat

Published:  29 July, 2019

Bruno Le Maire, France’s minister of finance, has rejected a threat from US President Donald Trump to impose a levy on imports of French wine into the US.

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Domaines Auriol launches rare organic wines

Published:  20 June, 2019

Organic champion Domaines Auriol has released two organic wines from rare grape varieties.

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Beaujolais on the up

Published:  20 May, 2019

Exports of Beaujolais to the UK rose 35% in volume and 9% in value year on year from February 2019, according to InterBeaujolais.

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Loire Valley Wines reveals marketing drive

Published:  16 May, 2019

Loire Valley Wines trade body has announced a new consumer marketing campaign for the UK - the Loire Bucket List.

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Co-op ramps up rosé range

Published:  10 May, 2019

The Co-op has “massively boosted” its rosé portfolio, adding 10 new lines as part of a spring range refresh.

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Bordeaux producers acquitted over fungicides case

Published:  01 May, 2019

A French court has acquitted two Bordeaux wine producers in a highly sensitive case over the spraying of chemicals, which allegedly provoked sickness in a teacher and dozens of schoolchildren.

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Has the king of fizz gone flat?

Published:  30 April, 2019

The Champenois are working to adapt and recover Champagne’s position in the UK. But there is division among its ranks about how best to engage with younger consumers. James Lawrence reports

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Lafite Rothschild voted wine of the 2018 Bordeaux vintage

Published:  26 April, 2019

Lafite Rothschild has been voted wine of the 2018 Bordeaux vintage in the Liv-ex 2018 En Primeur survey.

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Dourthe achieves sustainability certifications

Published:  24 April, 2019

Bordeaux estate Dourthe has been awarded the Terra Vitis and High Environmental Value level 3 (HVE3) certifications in recognition of its environmental and CSR practices.

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E&J Gallo adds Provence rosé Fleur de Mer to UK portfolio

Published:  10 April, 2019

E&J Gallo has added Provence rosé Fleur de Mer to its UK fine wine menu as part of its strategy to expand its 'super premium' portfolio.

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Chablis steps up sustainability focus with new methanation system

Published:  05 April, 2019

The Chablis Winegrowers Union (FDAC) has embarked on a €4.8 million project to implement a new methanation system in a bid to improve sustainable practices across the region.

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Jascots teams up with Beaujolais domaines

Published:  01 April, 2019

Jascots has added Beaujolais producers Lucien Lardy and his son, Yohan Lardy, to its portfolio.

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