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Top French Estates Protest New Label Plans

More than 60 of France’s leading châteaux have written in protest to the government against proposals which could see cigarette-style warnings slapped on the front of their bottles. The 64 producers, including Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Yquem, Cheval Blanc and Pol Roger, wrote an open letter to the French daily Le … Read More

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Ann Vermeersch, Vigneronne d’origine Belge

Les vins de la vallée du Rhône à la reconquête de la Belgique L’an dernier, les exportations ont baissé de 6% selon la filière des Vins de la Vallée du Rhône. Alors pour doper les exportations, journalistes et blogueurs sont invités à faire le tour des vignobles.  Avec comme guide … Read More

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LePlan GT-Viognier in Weekend Knack

LePlan in de Knack Weekend rubriek Wijn & Co! Zeer vereerd om geselectioneerd te zijn met de GT-Viognier 🤗 Hartelijk bedankt Bruno Vanspauwen voor het leuke compliment😏

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China’s craze for imported wine is about to end

The paradigm of China’s wine market is about to shift says the country’s biggest and oldest wine producer, Changyu Pioneers, as it predicts consumers’ years of “blind idolisation” for imported wine is about to come to a full stop. The consumer mentality that anything imported is better than domestically produced … Read More

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Bob Dylan unveils Heaven’s Door Whiskey brand

Legendary singer songwriter Bob Dylan has launched his own brand of Tennessee whiskey called Heaven’s Door, named after his 1973 hit that was later famously covered by Guns n’ Roses in 1987. The 76-year-old singer and Nobel laureate has teamed up with liquor entrepreneur Marc Bushala, who is also the co-founder and … Read More

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Spirits brands are abandoning Twitter

In the wake of Wetherspoon’s retirement from social media, new research has revealed how household names like Bacardi and Drambuie are abandoning Twitter in their droves. Research carried out by drinks specialist agency YesMore has found that a number of spirits brands including Bacardi are moving away from Twitter as … Read More

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Wines Listed from Dry to Sweet (Charts)

Any wine – be it Riesling or Cabernet – can be either dry or sweet. The sweetness of wine is determined by the winemaker. Of course, popular varietal wines and styles tend to share the same sweetness level. Wine sweetness ranges from virtually nothing to upwards of 70% sweetness (like a rare … Read More

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US cannabis producer signs 5-year deal with Canada

Cannabis producer Hydropothecary has signed a five-year deal with Quebec’s alcohol distributor, with total volume estimated at more than 200,000kg, ahead of Canada’s expected marijuana legalisation this year. Hydropothecary announced yesterday (11 April) that it had signed an agreement with the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) which will see … Read More

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Making wine without adding sulphur

Can one avoid adding sulphur during the wine-making process? This article investigates alternative paths chosen by various producers, at all stages between grape reception and bottling. It also collects their opinions today, after several years of experience and experiments. First of all, one should really be talking about sulphites rather than … Read More

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Come meet us @ Prowein

Feel free to contact us to set a meeting at the Prowein Fair to discuss your market and taste our wines. Or pass by when you have a moment, Hall 11, Stand C118, Interrhone space Best regards, ann@vermeersch.fr

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Grenache MasterClass

  Come learn about Grenache and taste the LePlan-Vermeersch GT-Grenache 2015 and other amazing grenache wines!   Meet the #grenachistas: Château Revelette – Château Bois d’Arlène – Chêne Bleu Domaine de Mourchon – Domaine La Barroche – Domaine Vintur Epicure Wines – LePlan-Vermeersch – La Clef de St Thomas Pares … Read More

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Business as usual for Brangelina at Miraval

Despite separating in 2016, it’s business as usual for actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at their Provence estate Château Miraval, as they prepare to launch their sixth and “best” vintage rosé. Marc Perrin, owner of Château de Beaucastel in the Rhône, who makes Miraval’s wines in collaboration with Pitt … Read More

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Record exports of French wine and spirits

French exports of wines and spirits broke a new “historical” record in 2017, with an increase of one billion euro in overseas sales compared to 2016, the Federation of Exporters announced. Last year, in total, France shipped 198,6 million 12-bottle cases (2.383.200.000 btls) of wine and spirits worldwide, 5% more … Read More