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Matthew Clark partners with Sixteen Ridges to launch By Golly Nouveau

Published:  12 November, 2019

Matthew Clark has partnered with Herefordshire winery Sixteen Ridges to launch By Golly Nouveau - an early release Pinot Noir - to celebrate the French November tradition for young, fruity wines.

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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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Mirabeau acquires wine estate near Saint Tropez

Published:  04 November, 2019

Mirabeau has acquired a 20ha estate near La Garde-Freinet, in the commune of the Golfe de Saint-Tropez, for an undisclosed sum.

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Loire exports to the UK gather pace

Published:  04 November, 2019

Loire wine exports to the UK were on the up in the past year in both value and volume terms but the region is struggling to reach levels achieved a couple of years ago.

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Jamie Goode to lead vinous journey through Bourgogne

Published:  25 October, 2019

Wine guru Jamie Goode will be hosting a one-off masterclass and blind tasting to delve deep into the vinous roots of Bourgogne, Harpers can reveal.

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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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New marketing director for Bordeaux

Published:  16 October, 2019

The CIVB has appointed Julie Rambaud-Texier to head its newly restructured marketing department.

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Changing of the guard at Taittinger

Published:  16 October, 2019

Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger is to step down as president of the eponymous family-owned Champagne house at the end of 2019.

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Bordeaux readies to plant southern varieties in face of climate crisis

Published:  15 October, 2019

As the last of the Cabernet Sauvignon is picked in what looks to be a ‘good’ 2019 vintage, Bordeaux is gearing up for what may be the most significant change in vineyard complexion since the ravages of phylloxera in the late 1800s.

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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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Gymkhana star takes home Sud de France UK Sommelier gong

Published:  03 October, 2019

A new winner has been crowned the Sud de France UK Sommelier of the Year after finalists went head-to-head to put their skills and knowledge to the test under the eyes of the judges.

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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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New DGC region for Côtes de Provence

Published:  26 September, 2019

The Côtes de Provence AOC has announced its fifth sub-region to achieve DGC national terroir designation status.

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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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Jeroboams brings taste of Malkovich to UK

Published:  09 September, 2019

Jeroboams has become the latest merchant to tap into star potential with the UK launch of a range from actor John Malkovich’s southern French estate, Les Quelles de la Coste.

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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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