Viewing entries posted in July 2013

View full post titled - 'Owner of Château Latour in Pauillac, buys Napa's Araujo Estate. '

Owner of Château Latour in Pauillac, buys Napa's Araujo Estate.

Francois Pinault, French billionaire and his son Francois-Henri are now the owner of four wine estates: Latour in Pauillac,Château Grillet in the northern Rhone, Domaine d’Eugenie in Vosne-Romanée and now Araujo in Napa. In addition, Pinault also owns chardonnay vines in Le Montrachet and Batard-Montrachet.

Posted by Helen Tate on 30 July 2013

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View full post titled - 'Amorim get tough on cork taint'

Amorim get tough on cork taint

Amorim who are the world’s largest cork manufacturer, are about to unveil their latest piece of technology designed to detect trichloroanisole (TCA) compounds responsible for “corked” wine.
Amorim have joined forces with a UK firm specialising in gas chromatography analysis, to create an industrial-scale prototype which will allow corks to be tested individually.

Posted by Helen Tate on 30 July 2013

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View full post titled - 'Politician requests Aid For Storm-affected Burgundians'

Politician requests Aid For Storm-affected Burgundians

The senator for Burgundy’s Côte d’Or region is approaching the French government requesting that they come to the aid of local wine growers affected by Tuesday’s devastating storms.

Posted by Helen Tate on 30 July 2013

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View full post titled - 'Medoc Madness- weather wreaks devastation'

Medoc Madness- weather wreaks devastation

Savage winds and considerable rainfall throughout the weekend has caused havoc across the Médoc, with Pauillac being the worst affected. Winds reached up to 165km/hour and produced 60mm of rain, causing the bell tower of Pauillac to blow in to a house 50 metres away, injuring an elderly inhabitant.

Posted by Helen Tate on 30 July 2013

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View full post titled - 'Cult Wines Ltd co-director Tom Gearing appearing on Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC)'

Cult Wines Ltd co-director Tom Gearing appearing on Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC)

One of the most covered wine new stories of the last few months has been the trade dispute between the EU and China, and its consequential effect on the wine industry.
It was this subject that Tom Gearing, co-director of Cult Wines Ltd spoke of on Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC), midday last Friday.

Posted by Helen Tate on 29 July 2013

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View full post titled - 'Victory for Château Ausone and Barrière Frères in trademark dispute in China'

Victory for Château Ausone and Barrière Frères in trademark dispute in China

Victory for Château Ausone and Barrière Frères in trademark dispute in China. The Chinese Trademark Office (CTO) supported the two Bordeaux companies, rejecting and outlawing two uses of similar names and images.

Posted by Helen Tate on 23 July 2013

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View full post titled - 'Recipe for wine-popsicles from Kim Crawford wines in New Zealand '

Recipe for wine-popsicles from Kim Crawford wines in New Zealand

In line with the recent heat-wave, Kim Crawford wines have published recipes for frozen Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir lollies which apparently help keep the wine’s flavour profile more or less intact.

Posted by Helen Tate on 23 July 2013

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View full post titled - 'Bomb in Carcassonne linked with radical winemaker group '

Bomb in Carcassonne linked with radical winemaker group

The headquarters of the local Aude socialist party in Carcassonne was the scene of a bomb explosion around midnight on Tuesday, July 16.

Posted by Helen Tate on 23 July 2013

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View full post titled - 'More evidence that the French paradox exists:'

More evidence that the French paradox exists:

More evidence that the French paradox exists
A recent, robust study has found a connection between moderate wine consumption and a lower risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease and cancer among middle-aged men, which provides more credibility to the French paradox phenomenon.

Posted by Helen Tate on 23 July 2013

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View full post titled - 'Cult Wines Ltd and Killik & Co Fine Wine Tasting, Company Introduction and Networking Event.'

Cult Wines Ltd and Killik & Co Fine Wine Tasting, Company Introduction and Networking Event.

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The Evening: Guests will get to enjoy a fun and interactive introduction to fine wines comparing New World vs. Old World, accompanied by canapés produced by the award winning Bingham Restaurant, in the beautifully presented Garden Rooms which are adjacent to the River Thames.

Posted by Helen Tate on 22 July 2013

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