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Coronavirus and US tariffs uncertainty hit Bordeaux's share of trade

Published:  17 February, 2020

Bordeaux’s share of trade fell to a record low last week with sales hit by Coronavirus and US tariffs uncertainty. 

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Bourgogne thriving in tough Hong Kong market

Published:  10 February, 2020

Wines from the Bourgogne region grew last year by both volume and value in the key Hong Kong market – even as French wine exports fell overall.

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Southern hemisphere wines to receive post-Brexit boost

Published:  10 February, 2020

Wines from the southern hemisphere will thrive most in post-Brexit Britain, according to the latest Wine Trade Monitor from food-and-drink communications agency Sopexa.

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Trump's tariffs provide bump for Italian wines

Published:  06 February, 2020

Wine tariffs introduced as part of a transatlantic dispute on aeronautics have provided something of a boost for Italy on the secondary market, with the value of the country’s top wines increasing by an average of 12.5% during 2019 on a leading UK platform. 

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Bibendum launches major Bordeaux service

Published:  03 February, 2020

Leading UK distributor Bibendum Wine has launched a new initiative to streamline the sale of fine wines from Bordeaux to the UK on- and off-trade.

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Champagnes and Châteaux adds Domaine Pierre Usseglio Et Fils

Published:  31 January, 2020

Champagnes and Châteaux has added Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer Domaine Pierre Usseglio Et Fils to its portfolio. 

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Provence ramps up marketing activity

Published:  31 January, 2020

The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP) has unveiled its marketing activity for 2020. 

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Friday Read: Price and vintage in Champagne

Published:  31 January, 2020

To the untrained eye, little has changed in the world of Champagne marketing. The Grande Marques, endowed with lavish budgets, continue to position themselves at the most glamorous events. Vintages are declared and the well-oiled marketing machine continues to roll.

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CIVB launches Hot 50 Bordeaux 2020 promotion

Published:  29 January, 2020

Vins de Bordeaux has announced a new initiative to promote Bordeaux wines in the UK market.

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Liv-ex reveals the Burgundy 150 worst performing index in 2019

Published:  28 January, 2020

The Burgundy 150 was the worst performing Liv-ex index in 2019, falling 8.8%, according to Liv-ex’s annual Burgundy report. 

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‘Buy now’ advice for Burgundy 2018 reds as quality outstrips 2015

Published:  28 January, 2020

Bountiful crops and idyllic weather was the talk of Europe in 2018, following on from the dismal vintage shortfalls of 2017 where producers suffered bouts of frost, hail and a late spell of searing heat.

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Inter Beaujolais turns focus on rosé at Wine Paris

Published:  28 January, 2020

Inter Beaujolais has revealed plans to focus on rosé wine at this year’s Wine Paris as part of its overall strategy to diversify further into this market.

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Silicon Valley entrepreneur to double capacity at Burgundy’s largest monopole

Published:  24 January, 2020

Chateau de Pommard, the Burgundy estate owned by American businessman Michael Baum, is undergoing a major winery upgrade in order to help launch the seven terroirs and soil-types of its walled vineyard Clos Marey-Monge into key markets.

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Friday Read: Sustainability, organics or biodynamics – who’s got it right?

Published:  24 January, 2020

Since France’s ‘organic’ fair Millesime Bio began in 1993, France and the rest of the winemaking world have come to embrace the gamut of holistic winemaking practices, from sustainability to organics and biodynamics. But how useful, actually, are they as separate disciplines? And do they have the staying power to be truly ‘sustainable’ longterm? Mike Turner, who was in Montpellier to judge this year’s medal winners, mulls over the big questions.

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Mirabeau expands team with three directors

Published:  23 January, 2020

Mirabeau has expanded its team with three new directors to drive its expansion into new markets.

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Trump trade truce puts US tariffs on French wine on hold

Published:  22 January, 2020

The USA’s threat of slapping 100% tariffs on US$2.4 billion worth of French imports including wine and Champagne seems to have been put on hold after the countries’ leaders announced a ceasefire on Twitter.

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Maison Joseph Drouhin partners with Enotria to up premium on-trade presence

Published:  16 January, 2020

Maison Joseph Drouhin has joined forces with Enotria & Coe to heighten its visibility in the premium on-trade in a move it said reflected a "new approach to the UK". 

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Q&A: Anne-Catherine Vigouroux, French Wine Discoveries

Published:  14 January, 2020

Founder of Wine 4 Trade Anne-Catherine Vigouroux outlines to James Lawrence what visitors can expect from the French Wine Discoveries 2020 tasting on January 21, and the opportunities for French producers in a post-Brexit Britain

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Maison Chapoutier leaves Mentzendorff for Hatch Mansfield

Published:  10 January, 2020

Maison Chapoutier and Mentzendorff & Co have decided to call time on their 25-year partnership.

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BIVB becomes WSET patron

Published:  09 January, 2020

Educator to the wine industry, The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), has new backing in the form of Burgundy’s official wine board.

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