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Burgundy reaches record prices and market share in 2018

Published:  22 January, 2019

Burgundy hit record highs both in terms of prices and market share in 2018 following the region’s relentless rise in the past decade.

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BI reports 8% increase in turnover boosted by UK

Published:  17 January, 2019

Fine wine and spirits merchant BI has reported an 8% increase in annual turnover to £95 million boosted by a hike in sales to UK buyers.

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Maison Albert Bichot appoints Guillaume Deglise as new CEO

Published:  10 January, 2019

Maison Albert Bichot has appointed previous head of Vinexpo Guillaume Deglise as its new CEO.

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Fine wine more stable than gold as Burgundy drives record high for investment market

Published:  13 December, 2018

Burgundy thrived, Bordeaux consolidated and wine investment proved more stable than gold, according to the Liv-ex annual summary of the 2018 market, described as “a record breaking year”.

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Flint expands on-trade team with new trio

Published:  20 November, 2018

Flint Wines has expanded its on-trade sales team with three new recruits.

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2018 Burgundy: excellent reds and solid whites

Published:  19 November, 2018

Panos Kakaviatos reports from Hospices de Beaune on the ins and outs of the 2018 vintage. 

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Record sales at the Hospices de Beaune

Published:  19 November, 2018

The 158th Hospices de Beaune wine auction enjoyed a record sale of €14,18 million (£12.6 million), according to auction organiser Christie’s.

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‘Ready to drink’ 2017 Burgundies could ease sky-high prices ahead of Brexit

Published:  15 November, 2018

The wines now emerging from Burgundy’s 2017 vintage could help to ease the pockets of restaurants and fine wine merchants, it has been suggested.

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Tim Atkin MW: It’s heating up in Burgundy

Published:  02 November, 2018

Another year, another sale in Burgundy. Twelve months ago, it was Clos de Tart, bought by François Pinault’s Artémis Group for €280 million; now it’s Domaine Henri Rebourseau, in which the billionaire Bouygues brothers, Martin and Olivier, have recently acquired a majority stake for an estimated €45m.

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Flint bolsters Burgundy portfolio with four young domaines

Published:  30 October, 2018

Flint Wines has grown its Burgundy portfolio with four producers.

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All the trimmings: alternatives to pair with Christmas

Published:  29 October, 2018

As summer slides inexorably into autumn, we Brits start ringing the seasonal changes. Light cotton shirts give way to warm sweaters, then the coats come out of seasonal hibernation. Afterwards there’s the annual dither about whether or not to switch the central heating on yet. Before you know it they’ll be playing Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas on a continuous loop in every shopping mall and supermarket between Land’s End and John O’Groats and offering deals on anything from Play Station consoles to family-sized boxes of Quality Street.

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Schloss Gobelsburg urges Austrian winemakers to adopt ‘Champenoise’ approach to distribution

Published:  10 October, 2018

The Austrian fine wine industry has been urged to adopt a more 'Champenoise' approach to distribution by leading producer Schloss Gobelsburg.

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La Compagnie de La Burgondie secures first major UK off-trade listing

Published:  16 September, 2018

La Compagnie de La Burgondie has secured its first major UK off-trade deal.

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ABS grows Burgundy portfolio with Domaine Bertagna partnership

Published:  19 July, 2018

Classic Burgundian estate Domaine Bertagna has teamed up with Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) to distribute their on-allocation wines.

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A return of Chablis could help reduce price hikes

Published:  04 July, 2018

Chablis producers in Burgundy are hoping a bumper crop this year will help reduce wine prices, raising expectations of a stronger return of Chablis volumes to the UK market in the near future.

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Beaujolais moves towards becoming part of a united Great Burgundy

Published:  28 June, 2018

Times are a changing for Beaujolais as it moves towards becoming part of the united wine region of Grande Bourgogne - Great Burgundy

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Flint Wines appoints head of private client sales for Stannary St Wine Co

Published:  13 June, 2018

Flint Wines has appointed Tom Bird as head of private client sales for its retail arm, Stannary St Wine Co.

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LWF: Louis Latour releases alternative to expensive Pinot Noir from the Cote d’Or

Published:  22 May, 2018

Burgundy’s Louis Latour has increased UK allocations for its novel Pinot Noir wine from Beaujolais.

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Wine expert urges UK to avoid comparing German Pinot Noir with counterparts

Published:  03 May, 2018

A German wine expert has urged the UK wine industry not to compare Pinot Noir from Germany with rival counterpart production of the grape variety in regions such as Burgundy.

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Beaujolais exports boom boosted by entry-level

Published:  12 April, 2018

Exports of Beaujolais boomed in the past year boosted by the entry-level category.

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