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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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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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Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris to run simultaneously

Published:  16 May, 2019

Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris have come together to move their 2020 exhibitions so they both run from 10 to 12 of February at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

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Domaine de la Métairie d'Alon expansion

Published:  15 May, 2019

Domaine de la Métairie d'Alon, part of the Badet Clement portfolio, has unveiled plans for a major expansion programme.

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CIVB brings pop-up bar to Bristol

Published:  14 May, 2019

The Conseil Interprofessionnel Du Vin De Bordeaux (CIVB) is to open its pop-up Bar Bordeaux in Bristol at the end of May – the first to be held outside London.

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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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Lanson becomes UK agent for Provence producer Domaine de Cala

Published:  09 May, 2019

House of Lanson has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor for Provence producer Domaine de Cala’s rosé duo - Prestige and Classic.

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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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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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New look unveiled for Château Haut-Brion owner’s Clarendelle range

Published:  25 April, 2019

Domaine Clarence Dillon, the owner of top Bordeaux First Growth, Château Haut-Brion, has unveiled a new branding exercise for one of its newest ranges.

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Côtes du Rhône targets 30-45 age group for new global campaign

Published:  25 April, 2019

The trade body for France’s Côtes du Rhône has unveiled plans to target consumers in their thirties and forties, with a new logo and marketing strapline that highlights the region’s quality, heritage and provenance.

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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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Lucien Lurton joins Enotria&Coe as part of French portfolio revamp

Published:  18 April, 2019

A top Bordeaux estate, Malbec specialists and two new Languedoc producers comprise a renewed French focus at importer and distributor Enotria&Coe.

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Lafite puts major investment behind state-of-the art tourism hub

Published:  17 April, 2019

Domaines Barons de Rothschild, owner of Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Duhart-Milon, has invested in a major tourism programme in 2019.

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Think France: Pitching the dragons

Published:  10 April, 2019

A Dragons’ Den-style debate opened Harpers exciting new Think France day of tastings and masterclasses, promising to be both lively and informative, and so it proved on the day, delivering passionate pitches across a host of diverse ideas aimed at benefitting the French wine category.

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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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