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…

Catch a Rising Star at Sud de France Tasting on 20 October 2016

Sud de France, the umbrella brand for wine, food, tourism and well-being products from the newly extended region of Occitanie which now combines the wines of both Languedoc-Roussillon and the Sud Ouest, will be holding its annual Rising Stars Tasting on Thursday 20 October. The tasting will showcase the best wines that are currently being made in the region but are as yet unavailable in the UK market and will…

Bordeaux Blanc hooks up with the London Foodie to celebrate Seafood Week

Bordeaux Blanc and seafood go together like Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood in The Great British Bake Off which has just kicked off again – it’s impossible to imagine one without the other! So to coincide with Seafood Week which runs this year from 7-14 October, Planète Bordeaux has picked three examples to show the different styles of Bordeaux Blanc and joined forces with chef Luiz Hara aka the London Foodie to create fish/wine…

Sud de France celebrates 10th anniversary & announces big changes after UK Distributors’ Portfolio Tasting on 5 October 2016

(Note date change for tasting from 20 September!) Sud de France, the umbrella brand for wine, food, tourism and well-being products from the newly extended region of Occitanie, previously Languedoc-Roussillon, in southern France, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a press conference and a large birthday cake specially created for the occasion by winner of The Great British Bake Off 2013, Frances Quinn, which will take place directly after…

Sud de France Sommelier Competition is open & deadline for entries is 5 August!

Now in its 7th year, the Sud de France Sommelier Competition 2016 is well and truly open and looking to find the most knowledgeable sommelier on Sud de France, Occitanie wines in the UK, but don’t delay as entry forms must be completed and returned by Friday 5th August! Judged by a panel of prestigious members of the UK wine trade headed up by current Head of Wines for 67…

Think Pink, Think Bordeaux! Rosé wines from Bordeaux to try this summer

It’s summer and wonderful aromas of mouth-watering BBQs are in the air and with Wimbledon in full swing, wine drinkers’ thoughts everywhere are turning to rosé.  One of the major success stories in the wine world in recent years, rosé wines continue to rise in popularity with many people reaching for something sweet from California or a posh Provencal rosé, but what about trying something different this summer?  Bordeaux produces…

Badet Clément announce their support for the ‘Replanting of the Canal du Midi’ Programme at their 20th anniversary

At their 20th anniversary celebrations on Friday night, held in conjunction with the inauguration of their new winery in the village of Monze in the Aude department of the Languedoc-Roussillon, Badet Clément announced that they are joining the ‘Club des Entreprises Mécènes du Canal du Midi’ and becoming a patron of the ‘Replanting of the Canal du Midi’ programme set up by the VNF – Voies Navigables de France. Classified…