Ormarine announces the launch of the first Picpoul de Pinet icon wine Acaciae

Ormarine, the leading producer of AOP Picpoul de Pinet in the Languedoc, is launching the first ever Picpoul de Pinet icon wine, Acaciae, made by Languedoc wine expert and Maison Jeanjean’s Head Winemaker for partner brands, Iain Munson MW. Acaciae will officially be unveiled on 7 May to selected wine writers and sommeliers, hosted by Munson alongside Cyril Payon, Director of Ormarine. The tasting will demonstrate the evolution of Ormarine’s…

Edouard Delaunay is the biggest winner at the IWC 2020 with 8 trophies to become the new face of Burgundy

After just three years it was announced yesterday that Burgundian house, Edouard Delaunay was the biggest success story at the International Wine Challenge 2020. The estate won eight trophies, including the Burgundy Trophy, French Red Trophy, and the International Pinot Noir Trophy, as well as the Red Winemaker of the Year for Christophe Briotet, and 15 gold, 30 silver and 7 bronze medals. Owner Laurent Delaunay could hardly believe the…

Famille Helfrich brings some sparkling relief to the Indies

Famille Helfrich, the independents and on-trade arm of Les Grands Chais de France, are offering all independent wine merchants, that are still open, a free case of Crémant with every mixed palette of wines they order. GCF is one of the leading suppliers of Crémant and the only producer to supply Crémant from all eight French producing regions; Burgundy, Bordeaux, Alsace, Loire, Jura, Limoux, Savoie and Die. According to Joseph…

Famille Helfrich, premium on-trade and independents for Les Grands Chais de France, announces Portfolio Tasting 2-3 March 2020

Following on from the success of its launch last year, Famille Helfrich, the premium on-trade and independents arm of Les Grands Chais de France (GCF), will hold the next edition of its Portfolio Tasting on 2-3 March 2020 from 10am-5pm at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.  Over 300 wines will be available from some of the best terroirs in ten core French wine regions as well as other international producing areas,…

Les Grands Chais de France buys Maison Desvignes Ainé et Fils to increase their presence in Chablis

Les Grands Chais de France bought Maison Desvignes Ainé et Fils near Chablis at the end of September 2019. This strategic purchase will increase the Group’s scale and capacity in the appellation, as well as help to stabilise supply in challenging vintages. Purchased through Burgundian subsidiary of Les Grands Chais de France, François Martenot, Maison Desvignes Ainé & Fils is located in the small wine village of Ligny-le-Châtel, at the northern…