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Hermitage launches charity wine auction

Published:  20 June, 2022

The prestigious Rhône Valley wine appellation Hermitage has launched its online wine auction, which will be open for bidding until Tuesday 21 June, at 4pm via the fine wine auction marketplace Bid For Wine

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Sud de France pushed back to avoid rail strikes

Published:  17 June, 2022

Organisers of Sud de France have taken the decision to delay next week’s tasting due to ongoing travel disruption, with the event now being pushed back from June to July. 

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French give green light for global Chenin conference in South Africa

Published:  15 June, 2022

Stellenbosch has been selected as the global meeting point this November for a prestigious, multi-disciplinary congress on Chenin Blanc, a grape variety regarded as key to the future of wine growing. 

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The Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc unveils commitments for next classification

Published:  13 June, 2022

Two years after the publication of its last classification, the Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc unveils its road map and commits its members to a sustainable development approach based on environmental, social and economic factors.

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Societe Jacques Bollinger invests further in Bordeaux Index

Published:  19 May, 2022

Societe Jacques Bollinger (SJB), the Family Group behind a portfolio of wines and spirits, including Bollinger Champagne, has increased its minority stake in Bordeaux Index.

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Jane Anson announces scholars for Bordeaux Mentor Week

Published:  19 May, 2022

Since the announcement of Bordeaux Mentor Week in March 2022, more than 103 applications have been received from 28 countries, spanning the globe from Lagos to Beirut to Sydney to San Francisco.  

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Liv-ex 2021 Bordeaux En Primeur survey results revealed

Published:  16 May, 2022

After a two-year pause of En Primeur tastings, the international trade returned to Bordeaux for the 2021 vintage.

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2021 a challenging year for Bordeaux winegrowers

Published:  28 April, 2022

The 2021 vintage once again put Bordeaux winegrowers to the test. But their technical choices, changes in practice, improvements and perseverance were rewarded with beneficial late-season weather conditions.

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Louis Latour Agencies expands portfolio with Provence

Published:  25 April, 2022

Louis Latour Agencies has announced a significant expansion to their portfolio in the shape of Provence wine producers, Château Sainte Roseline Cru Classé and Château des Demoiselles. The wineries will join the Louis Latour portfolio from May 2022. 

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Liv-ex predicts ‘off’ vintage for Bordeaux 2021

Published:  21 April, 2022

A wet and cool 2021 is likely to result in “heterogenous vintage” for Bordeaux, with large gaps in quality between appellations and estates predicted to result in significant numbers of “indifferent wines”.

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Bordeaux Day returns to London and Manchester

Published:  13 April, 2022

Now in its second year, Bordeaux Day will be returning to Manchester and London this July for two days of tastings, meetings and conversations. The two events will provide a unique opportunity for the UK trade to meet producers and agents and to discover the quality, diversity and value that modern Bordeaux wines offer.

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Age as a thing of beauty

Published:  11 April, 2022

The concept of old vines has been a marketing tool for decades. From California to France and Spain, ‘vieilles vignes’ and other – unregulated – designations are a generally agreed-upon method of sending a message to the consumer. The message is usually about

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Full steam ahead for Harpers Loire Valley competition

Published:  04 April, 2022

Merchants across the UK continue to sign up to the Loire Valley Wines competition, organised in collaboration with Harpers and the region’s promotional body.

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Depleted yields create ‘tension’ following a stellar year for Burgundy exports

Published:  28 March, 2022

Burgundy is struggling to keep up with rising demand, as a record revenue-producing year in 2021 now puts pressure on winemakers to make the most of depleted stocks.

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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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Bordeaux and Rioja intertwined as ever at BEIWE event in Haro

Published:  25 March, 2022

The Barrio de la Estación International Wine Encounter (BEIWE) combined two great wine regions, Rioja and Bordeaux, as five hundred wine professionals visited the historic Haro Station District for a tasting to remember.

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Indigo Wine explores the Alpine hills with new additions

Published:  08 March, 2022

Brixton-based distributors Indigo Wine has made some exciting discoveries in the Alpine hills.

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Guy Woodward: The influence of ambience

Published:  08 March, 2022

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C&C signs exclusive partnership with Moët Hennessy in Scotland

Published:  07 March, 2022

C&C Group has announced a new sales and distribution agreement with Moët Hennessy in Scotland, making them the primary distributor for the wine and spirits division of the LVMH group north of the border.

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Beefed up buying power clinches Gérard Bertrand exclusivity at Bibendum

Published:  04 March, 2022

Bibendum Wines has won the exclusive rights to distribute the wines of Southern French pioneer Gérard Bertrand in the UK, Harpers can reveal.

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