Famille Helfrich, premium on-trade and independents arm for Les Grands Chais de France, recruits for London and the South

Famille Helfrich, the On Trade & Independent Merchant arm of no 1 French winemaker (exc cooperatives), Les Grands Chais de France, has recruited Julien Dillmann as National Account Manager to spearhead their quest to grow and support their customer base in London and the South. Starting with the business next month, Dillmann will be responsible for the strategic development of Famille Helfrich’s RTM in the south of the country with…

Laurent Delaunay teams up with winemaker cousin to launch disruptive new Chablis brand Grand Calcaire

President of Badet Clément, talented winemaker and brand creator, Laurent Delaunay has teamed up with his winemaker cousin, Dominique Gruhier, to shake things up a bit in Chablis. The pair have created a contemporary, international brand, Grand Calcaire, that encapsulates their extensive combined knowledge of the region and their shared vision for the future. Cousins and lifelong friends, Laurent and Dominique are the fifth generation of the Delaunay family, a…

Christophe Briotet, Head Winemaker at Burgundy’s Edouard Delaunay wins IWC’s White Winemaker of the Year

Following on from 2020, which saw Burgundy’s Edouard Delaunay become the biggest winner at the IWC 2020 with 8 trophies, including Red Winemaker of the Year (and Best International Pinot Noir and Best French Red Wine), 2021 sees their winning streak continue as Christophe Briotet, their Head Winemaker, has made it the double and been crowned the IWC White Winemaker of the Year. Success has come again to talented young…