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SWA 2011: FRANCE - BEAUJOLAIS

01-05-2011 | Category: France Red only Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Arguably the standout category of this year’s SWA, Beaujolais delivered some terrific wines at fantastic prices

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SWA 2011: FRANCE - WHITE BURGUNDY

01-05-2011 | Category: France White only Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

A good, rather than great, year for white Burgundy with the 2008s often too tight and 2009s fractionally too young

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SWA 2011: BY THE GLASS AWARDS

01-05-2011 | Category: France Spain Chile USA Red only White only Rosé only Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

In the past, a By The Glass award has gone to wines that match specific dishes – the theory being that they could be served by the glass as ready matches with a meal.

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SWA 2011: FRANCE - RED BURGUNDY

01-05-2011 | Category: Burgundy Red only Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

With a general lack of great available vintages to call on, this was a category that polarised the opinions of the tasters

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SWA 2011: FRANCE - BORDEAUX

01-05-2011 | Category: Bordeaux Red only White only Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

A depressing paucity of white entries, but the best red showing since the birth of the SWAs, with high-quality, individual wines right across the price points

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The Greatest Riesling on Earth

01-05-2011 | Category: Germany Italy Chile USA White only Australia New Zealand Alsace

Riesling is making itself at home in more and more countries, but where is it performing best? Clinton Cawood joins an eager sommelier panel for a top-notch tasting that pits Old World against New World and some acknowledged masters against hungry, young upstarts

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SWA 2011: FRANCE - RHONE

01-05-2011 | Category: Rhone Red only White only Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Once again, the Rhône was one of the standout categories of the competition, with great wines – red and white – across the region and across the price points

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Absinthe ban lifted

21-04-2011 | Category: Spirits & Cocktails France News

The French law prohibiting the sale of products bearing the name absinthe is set to be lifted.

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Black market bottles

08-04-2011 | Category: France England Wines News

A mixed delivery of Chapoutier wine was stolen last week en route to Cert Octavian.

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An appellation of its own

04-04-2011 | Category: Rhone Wines News

Château Latour owner François Pinault has moved to acquire famed Rhône Valley estate Château-Grillet, one of the few in France to have its own AOC.

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Breakfast wine promo ruled irresponsible

01-04-2011 | Category: Burgundy Wines News

Advertising watchdogs have banned a Corney & Barrow ad publicising a 'Beaujolais breakfast' offer.

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True to hype

01-03-2011 | Category: Burgundy People Red only

Could the enthusiasm about the latest Burgundy release be warranted this time? Clinton Cawood buttonholes some sommeliers at the January tastings and finds reasons for genuine excitement

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The New Noir

01-03-2011 | Category: Burgundy

Burgundians will tell you that you can’t grow decent Pinot outside Burgundy. A blind tasting of 100 examples from the around the globe suggests otherwise, says Clinton Cawood

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Yquem by the glass

25-02-2011 | Category: France Wines News

Iconic dessert wine Château d’Yquem has brought its new by-the-glass programme to London with an offering of the 1996 vintage at Bob Bob Ricard in Soho.

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France in one place

21-02-2011 | Category: France Tastings Wines News

The tenth annual France Under One Roof tasting will be held on 9 March 2011.

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