Family Helfrich, part of the GCF groupe launches world’s first Instagram wine list

Family Helfrich, the premium on-trade and independents arm of Les Grands Chais de France (GCF), has launched the world’s first trade wine list on Instagram to demonstrate the company’s commitment to straightforward and rapid-response customer service.  The condensed list of around 250 wines can be viewed by following @family_helfrich_gcf_wines on the social media platform. The new style list provides customers with the ability to browse, share, see bottle shots, tasting…

Les Grands Chais de France, #1 supplier of Crémant to the UK, shows highlights at Business France Crémant tasting

Les Grands Chais de France (GCF), the largest independent wine supplier in France and leading supplier of Crémant to the UK, will present some highlights from its extensive portfolio of premium French Crémants at the Crémant Tasting hosted by Business France for members of the UK trade and press on 28 March at the Edel Assanti Gallery in central London. As the No.1 producer in the sparkling category and present…

No. 1 French brand Calvet and No.1 French Camembert brand Le Rustique collaborate to celebrate spring and French food

No. 1 French wine brand in the UK Calvet, owned by Les Grands Chais de France, and the leading Camembert brand in the UK Le Rustique , have collaborated in a major on-pack consumer promotion. From March until June 2017, the promotion will appear on Le Rustique de Printemps Brie and Camembert packs and Calvet wine bottles across multiple grocery chains. The promotional offer developed by London agency Toucan is…

#1 French varietal wine brand JP Chenet unveils new packaging

#1 French varietal wine brand in the world[1], JP Chenet, owned by Les Grands Chais de France, has unveiled a packaging refresh as part of the brand’s evolution in order to give the range a more contemporary feel whilst maintaining the retro kudos that JP Chenet has built up with its loyal consumer fans. The new-look 75cl bottles and 18.7cl single serve formats, a category in which JP Chenet is…

New Abbotts & Delaunay varietal range bags two listings at Majestic

The Abbotts & Delaunay Collection of high-end AOC wines from the Languedoc has been extended to include two new ranges of 8 varietal wines, two of which have already been listed at Majestic and will appear in stores from February price £9.99 per single bottle and £7.99 mix six price. The new wines will become part of the original Abbotts & Delaunay Collection which currently comprises 4 Reserve AOC wines…

#1 French varietal wine brand reaps rewards from its new JP Chenet Club loyalty scheme

#1 French varietal wine brand in the world , JP Chenet, owned by Les Grands Chais de France, launched a reward-based loyalty scheme, the ‘JP Chenet Club,’ to increase loyalty to the brand amongst its UK consumers. From March, on-trade customers will also be invited to join the initiative. Founded in 1984, the JP Chenet brand has a global presence in 165 countries and in 2016, 66million bottles of JP…

Badet Clément makes new Burgundy style organic premium range Domaine de la Métairie d’Alon

Badet Clément, specialists in branded varietal and premium AOC wines from the south of France, is making a new Burgundy style premium organic range of wines at Domaine de la Métairie d’Alon in the Aude, one of the two vineyard purchases they made in 2015 as they stepped into the world of growing their own grapes for the first time in their 20 year history. Domaine de la Métairie d’Alon…

#1 French brand Calvet announces major advertising campaign during 6 Nations Rugby

#1 French wine brand in the UK, Calvet, owned by Les Grands Chais de France, has agreed a new advertising campaign during the RBS 6 Nations. This is the first time that Calvet has been linked to this prestigious event in the rugby world which will see the brand appear on LED screen ads around the stadiums at three matches during the hugely popular Tournament. All the matches will be…

Champagne Gremillet announce first UK PR campaign with a portfolio tasting highlighting the impact of Aube Pinot Noir on Champagne blends

Champagne Gremillet is launching its first UK PR campaign kicking off with a tutored portfolio tasting co-hosted by Champagne maker Jean-Christophe Gremillet and award-winning Champagne writer, Jane Parkinson, for selected trade and press on 27th March in central London. The campaign, run by Eviva Communications, will focus on raising awareness of Champagne Gremillet with the UK wine trade and press, starting with a tutored tasting experience that will examine the…

Valentin Radosav, Head Sommelier at Gymkhana Restaurant wins the 2016 Sud de France Sommelier Competition

Valentin Radosav, Head Sommelier at Michelin starred Gymkhana Restaurant in London’s Mayfair won the prestigious 2016 Sud de France Sommelier Competition in an exciting live final event which took place yesterday at the Maison de la Région Occitanie / Pyrénées – Méditerranée in central London. The competition, now in its 8th year and created to find the most knowledgeable sommelier on Sud de France wines in the UK, puts candidates…