France

Bordeaux Wine Council’s Names Bernard Farges New President

The CIVB (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux), the leading French wine trade association, held its General Assembly recently.

Its members, including 25 winegrowers (designated by the Fédération des Grands Vins de Bordeaux) and 25 négociants (designated by the Fédération des Négociants de Bordeaux & Libourne), elected Bernard Farges as Read the rest

Here’s How Champagne Reduced Its Carbon Footprint

At a time when the global fight against climate change is more urgent than ever, the Champagne region of France remains committed to sustainable development in winemaking. The houses and growers of Champagne are actively engaged in innovative techniques and initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint and mitigate environmental harms Read the rest

Chateau de Fontenille 2014

Wine: Chateau de Fontenille 2014
Region: Bordeaux
Variety: 80 Merlot / 20 Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV: 13.5% alc.
Score: 89 pts
Best Enjoyed: Now – 2020

A nose of just-dug-up mushrooms, forest floor, and melted graphite is freshened up with mixed currants that turn to a palate of currants, cherries, and … Read the rest

4 Reasons Why Muscadet Is Getting More Popular

What’s the trendy, affordable, up-and-coming wine of the summer? Muscadet, according to The Absinthe Group’s Wine Director Phillip Acquafresca.

Muscadet is a growing wine region located in the western Loire Valley and is the only region in the world that almost exclusively cultivates the Melon de Bourgogne grape. Today’s Muscadet … Read the rest

Whole Foods Names Pacific Highway Wines 2017 Supplier For Outstanding Innovation

Pacific Highway Wines & Spirits received the Whole Foods Market 2017 Supplier Award for Outstanding Innovation, recently. The 6th annual Supplier Awards are Whole Foods Market’s highest honor for producer partners who embody its mission and values, namely outstanding innovation, responsible sourcing and commitment to quality standards.

The Supplier Awards … Read the rest