#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…

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…