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Glynn Purnell signs on for continued partnership with Calvet

Published:  21 August, 2019

Top selling French brand Calvet has renewed its partnership with Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell, with several new initiatives in the pipeline for autumn.

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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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French authorities move against makers of blue wine

Published:  02 August, 2019

French authorities have launched a prosecution against the makers of Corsican blue wine, Imajyne.

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Liv-ex releases 2019 classification

Published:  01 August, 2019

Wine buyers continue to diversify away from Bordeaux, according to the latest biennial classification list from global wine-trading platform Liv-ex, released today.

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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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Wine Paris sets its stall for a second successful year

Published:  18 July, 2019

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Q&A: Jan Konetzki, director of wine, Ten Trinity Square

Published:  18 July, 2019

Lisa Riley meets the sommelier who has been Chatéau Latour and Artemis Domaines’ ambassador since 2016

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CIVB elects Bernard Farges as new president

Published:  16 July, 2019

The Conseil Interprofessionnel Du Vin De Bordeaux (CIVB) has named Bernard Farges as its new president.

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Anjou investors chase drier styles as sweet sales dwindle

Published:  16 July, 2019

The renaissance of dry Chenin wines, together with dwindling sales of sweet wines, have driven investors in Quarts-de–Chaumes  the Loire’s only Grand Cru appellation  to switch production from sweet to dry wines.

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Boisset set to buy Domaine Alex Gambal

Published:  09 July, 2019

The Boisset family has announced that it is to acquire the Beaune-based Domaine Alex Gambal for an undisclosed sum.

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Armagnac bureau appoints new president

Published:  08 July, 2019

The official body for Armagnac has a new president.

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Veuve Clicquot tap Mariotti to replace Demarville as cellar master

Published:  04 July, 2019

Veuve Clicquot has appointed Didier Mariotti as its new cellar master and wine director.

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Market frustrated at pricing of Bordeaux 2018

Published:  28 June, 2019

Traders have found the release of Bordeaux’s 2018 vintage “perplexing” and “frustrating”, according to a report from Liv-Ex.

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Nicolas Feuillatte acquires Henri Abelé

Published:  17 June, 2019

Nicolas Feuillatte has acquired Champagne Henri Abelé, which has been part of the Freixenet Group since 1985, for an undisclosed sum.

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Bordeaux pushes sustainability agenda

Published:  28 May, 2019

At first glance, it seems inconceivable that a tradition-bound region such as Bordeaux could willingly embrace change. The strict hierarchy of Bordeaux’s classed growths, cemented in 1855, is as intransigent as it was in the 19th century. Bordeaux’s winemakers remain defined by the vines and the soil they inherit.

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Bordeaux tourism infrastructure set for major expansion

Published:  24 May, 2019

Oenotourism in Bordeaux is set to expand significantly in the coming years, with a rash of new projects and developments in the pipeline.

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LWF: Inter Rhône reveals “promising” first quarter UK export trends

Published:  21 May, 2019

Inter Rhône has revealed a “very promising” start to 2019 with preliminary data showing export sales to the UK near stagnant compared to the double-digit volume drop recorded in 2018.

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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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Mirabeau en Provence launch cans of rosé into Waitrose

Published:  16 May, 2019

Mirabeau-en-Provence has revealed the launch of Pret-a-Porter, a 13% abv rosé in a can, into 250 Waitrose stores on 20 May 2019. It will retail at £3.49.

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