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16 Feb 2011
Two Rives-Blanques wines among the thirty selected to be "Ambassadors of the Languedoc" after a region-wide tasting

26 Nov 2010
November 2010: The world's most published wine-writer publishes a new book De Duizend van Duijker with a wonderful write-up on Rives-Blanques ...

24 Nov 2010
Dec. 10 et 11: Visitez-nous au Grand Tasting dans le Louvre!

23 Nov 2010
October 2010: Cuvée Occitania takes to the skies as The Special Wine on board KLM ...

20 Sep 2010
September 20: The Harvest is on!

5 Sep 2010
Guide Hachette selects a wine from every appellation made by Rives-Blanques in its new 2011 Guide

26 Aug 2010
August 2010: The two top tasters in France, Bettane & Desseauve, published their Grand Guide des Vins de France 2011 this month, giving a smiley to Rives-Blanques

21 Aug 2010
August 2010: Les Meilleurs Vins de France 2011, the famous 'green guide' published by La Revue du Vin de France, includes the Rives-Blanques range.

2 Jun 2010
Rives-Blanques featured amongst the best wines of the millésime for the 9th consecutive year, by La Revue du Vin de France

31 May 2010
For our Belgian friends: dinner at the Michelin-star Eyckerhof Restaurant

15 Jun 2010
Les Vinifilles are back! Dégustation gourmande a Sete, 19 Juin!

13 May 2010
May 2010: New Gold Medals for Rives-Blanques

31 Mar 2010
For Easter: The Spectator makes a special offer of our Chardonnay-Chenin ...

16 Mar 2010
The Rives-Blanques sauvignon blanc a special feature at ProWein

21 Jan 2010
Meet us at Vinisud !

16 Dec 2009
December 09: The Blanquette de Limoux from Rives-Blanques sparkles in the Financial Times top 30 Christmas fizz list

24 Nov 2009
Meet us at Le Grand Tasting in Paris, December 4 - 5!

19 Nov 2009
Jancis Robison writes more about Limoux in the Weekend Financial Times

12 Nov 2009
The inimitable Jancis Robinson comes to Limoux !

12 Nov 2009
For our Dutch friends Hubrecht Duijker schrijft over Rives-Blanques!

24 Oct 2009
October 2009: The American Wine Enthusiast magazine features two wines from Rives-Blanques in its November issue ...

23 Sep 2009
For our Dutch friends: Hubrecht Duijker about Rives-Blanques in the FD Persoonlijk

16 Sep 2009
September 2009: The harvest is on!

30 Jul 2009
For our Belgian friends: Belgium's leading Financial Times de Tijd investigates the wines of Limoux in a full, front-page article, and choses Cuvée Occitania as its Bottle of the Week ...

1 Jun 2009
Chateau Rives-Blanques included for the ninth consecutive year amongst the best wines of the year by La Revue du Vin de France

23 Apr 2009
Rives-Blanques chosen as the house-wine of the famous Bath Festivals of Literature and Music ...

3 Apr 2009
For our Dutch friends, follow this link to Perswijn for news on the 'beautiful white wines of Limoux': http://www.perswijn.nl/nieuws/1057/rives-blanques---prachtig-wit-uit-limoux.html

9 Mar 2009
March 2009: The American wine publication Wine Enthusiast selects the Rives-Blanques chardonnay Cuvée de l'Odyssée as its Best Buy of the month ...

28 Feb 2009
Meet us in the South of France .... at ProWein, Stand C 60 in Duesseldorf!

2 Feb 2009
The Rives-Blanques chenin blanc, Dédicace, chosen as an Ambassador of the Languedoc ...

17 Dec 2008
For our Swedish friends: a new book on the Languedoc and its wines features Rives-Blanques ...

21 Nov 2008
A Master Class Tasting of Languedoc wines at Rives-Blanques on 4 December

21 Nov 2008
Again for our Dutch friends, Gert Crum choses La Trilogie as the wine nobody should miss out on in Lekker, the glossy 2009 Guide to the 500 best restaurants ...

1 Nov 2008
For our Dutch friends: de Telegraaf features the Rives-Blanques chardonnay, Cuvée de l'Odyssée, as one of the best Autumn wines in Holland ...

16 Sep 2008
Monday 15 September 2008: The harvest kicked off Rives-Blanques today, about a week later than last year...

1 Aug 2008
The September edition of Decanter magazine features the Rives-Blanques top dog, Bruno as Top Dog of the Month...

9 Jul 2008
"For our Dutch friends: what Perswijn says about Limoux in general and Rives-Blanques in particular ..."

6 Jul 2008
The 'gorgeous' Rives-Blanques chardonnay in good company, and at a good price, in the latest edition of The Spectator ...

31 May 2008
Rives-Blanques amongst the best wines of the millésime for the 7th year in a row ...

18 May 2008
April 2008: The Rives-Blanques special blend, La Trilogie wins a gold medal at Macon!

29 Mar 2008
March 28, 2008: For our Dutch friends - what De Telegraaf said about Rives-Blanques today.

22 Mar 2008
March 31, 2008: Two silver medals distinguish the first appearance of the new millesime of two Rives-Blanques wines this month ...

4 Mar 2008
Meet us ProWein in Dusseldorf this month!

4 Mar 2008
Le Monde says the Rives-Blanques special blend, La Trilogie, does 'honour to the Languedoc' ....

3 Feb 2008
Join us at Vinisud! Rives-Blanques whites in the very good company of some outstanding reds and rosés in Hall 4 B 40 ...

4 Oct 2007
A Premier Class Odyssey on Aer Lingus!

29 Sep 2007
The 2007 harvest at Rives-Blanques kicked off on 04 September this year, a week later than last year ...

30 Aug 2007
Patrick Dussert-Gerber's famous Guide des Vins 2008 includes three wines from Rives-Blanques....

19 Jul 2007
Cuvée Occitania flies high as the 'Special Wine' served on KLM's World Business Class

5 Jun 2007
Cuvée Occitania adds mauzac to the music at Rives-Blanques by winning a Great Gold Medal from the Competition of the Great Wines of Languedoc-Roussillon...

20 May 2007
Meet us at the London Wine Fair Stand I 50/5 in the French pavilion!

17 May 2007
The Rives-Blanques Chardonnay, Cuvée de l'Odyssée wins its third gold medal of the year!

5 May 2007
Cuvée de l'Odyssée,the Rives-Blanques flagship chardonnay, wins its second gold medal of the year.

17 Mar 2007
Meet us at ProWein ... and taste the reds and rosés on offer as well!

10 Mar 2007
The Rives-Blanques chardonnay, Cuvée de l'Odyssée, is awarded a coveted gold medal from the international wine competition organised by the Union of Oenologists of France

27 Jan 2007
Taste the wines of the Aude with one of the greatest experts in the region, on March 10 at Rives-Blanques ...

15 Jan 2007
Taste Rives-Blanques in Singapore, 19, 20 and 21 January

24 Nov 2006
November 18, 2006: Jane MacQuitty, wine writer of the London Times calls the Rives-Blanques Chenin Blanc, Dédicace the ‘Star Wine’ in her annual selection of the 100 best Winter Wines …

24 Nov 2006
The Rives-Blanques Chardonnay du Domaine in Frank van der Auwera's Guide to the best 300 wines under € 10.00, Wijnkoopgids 2007

10 Nov 2006
Chateau Rives-Blanques Blanquette de Limoux shortlisted as one of the ten best sparkling wines by the Dutch wine magazine, Perswijn's global tasting ....

9 Nov 2006
Decanter choses Cuvée Occitania as one of the best wines of 2006, while Steven Spurrier meets the New Blood in the Midi and finds some interesting red wines alongside the Rives-Blanques whites

5 Oct 2006
The respected Guide des Vins Dussert-Gerber mentions the mauzac, Cuvée Occitania, for the first time in its newly published 2007 edition ...

4 Sep 2006
The earliest recorded harvest in the history of Rives-Blanques kicked off on 29 August ...

1 Jul 2006
The July issue of La Revue du Vin de France features a Rives-Blanques wine on its front cover, and includes it as one of 60 vineyards worth visiting in France this summer..

20 May 2006
La Revue du Vin de France selects the best wines of the 2005 millésime throughout the country, and names two from Rives-Blanques ...

28 Apr 2006
We're in good company at the International London Wine & Spirits Fair - Stand 140 2B/2C - where we will be showing the full range of our white wines alongside a stunning array of reds ...

2 Mar 2006
Monday 6 March at the Sheraton Brussels Hotel & Towers in Belgium ...

17 Mar 2006
Top 100 bottles at ProWein 2006: many were called, and our Picharelle 2004 chardonnay was chosen ....

4 Feb 2006
For the first time ever, the Limoux appellation will have its own stand at Vinisud ...

27 Jan 2006
La Revue du Vin de France makes some timely discoveries in Limoux in its latest edition ...

21 Nov 2005
Double Happiness: Rives-Blanques wins gold and silver in China ...

2 Oct 2005
The 2006 edition of the venerable Bible of all guides to French wines, The Guide Hachette has come out, and includes the Chateau Rives-Blanques 'Trilogie de Limoux' ....

2 Aug 2005
Cuvée de l'Odyssée judged to be Best in its Class ...

25 Jun 2005
Steven Spurrier calls our Blanquette de Limoux ' a lovely Champagne substitute' in this month's Decanter ...

16 Jun 2005
Rives-Blanques is at Vinexpo in Bordeaux, on the stand of our French agent, Saint Auriol in Hall 2 L 31 ...

30 May 2005
Two Rives-Blanques wines are mentioned in La Revue du Vin de France's selection of the best wines of the millésime throughout the country

7 May 2005
Rives-Blanques at the London Wine Fair, Stand I60 ...

22 Apr 2005
Two medals from the revered Concours des Grands Vins de France in Mâcon for Rives-Blanques ...

6 Apr 2005
Cuvée de l'Odyssée 2003 wins a silver medal from the Chardonnay du Monde world wine competition, and another one from the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles ...

3 Mar 2005
A trio of silver medals from the Concours Général de Paris & Vinalies Internationales (Oenologues de France) ....

17 Feb 2005
Un événement a ne pas rater! France-Vins (table 39) le 21 de février, pres de Bruxelles ...

17 Feb 2005
Onze wijnen staan op de tafel (no. 39) op de France Vins beurs in Brussel op 21 februari ...

31 Jan 2005
We'll be at the South of France Wines Trade Exhibition at Lord's Cricket Ground on Tuesday February 15 ...

30 Nov 2004
Oz Clarke, the 'most entertaining wine writer in the world' says some serious things about Cuvée de l'Odyssée in his latest Wine Buying Guide ..

11 Oct 2004
Op 14 oktober is Rives-Blanques aan boord de Prins van Oranje in Amsterdam ...

27 Sep 2004
Exactly 24 days after last year's harvest began (and a week after it was all over) this year's harvest started today ...

16 Oct 2004
Guide Hachette 2005 gives a star each to three of our AOC Limoux wines ...

3 Sep 2004
Dussert-Gerber's Guide des Vins de France 2005 falls for our chenin blanc ...

13 Aug 2004
Please come and see us on Sunday September 12 at the van Otterloo Wijnhandel stand at KunsthalKOOKT in Rotterdam ....

1 Jun 2004
France's most distinguished wine magazine puts Occitania , made from the traditional mauzac grape, at the top of the Limoux appellation ...

25 May 2004
More silverware for Odyssée

12 May 2004
At the Great Western Wine Company's stand H16 in the Agents' area is where you will find us ...

4 May 2004
Four winners in our four wines entered at Brussel's internationally famous wine competition ....

30 Apr 2004
Two times two new medals for Cuvée de l'Odyssée (chardonnay) and Dédicace (chenin blanc) ...

11 Apr 2004
116 barrels of chardonnay were sold at France’s second most important barrel auction, the Toques & Clochers in Limoux on Palm Sunday, for an average price of 3,244.00 euro …

24 Mar 2004
Gold, Silver and Bronze: our chardonnays bring neat Olympian symmetry to this month of medals ....

1 Mar 2004
The third silver medal of the year comes our way - from the Concours Général de Paris: this one for Cuvée de l'Odyssée ...

19 Feb 2004
Cuvée de l'Odyssée '02 (chardonnay) and Dédicace '02 (chenin blanc) both scooped up silver medals at their first presentation to an international jury of the world's greatest wine experts this week ..

9 Feb 2004
Today we bottled our Chardonnay du Domaine 2003 and our chenin blanc botrytised dessert wine from the late October harvest of 2001

4 Feb 2004
Today, in thick mist, we bottled the sunshine : the Chardonnay du Domaine 2003 and our chenin blanc botrytised dessert wine from the late October harvest of 2002 …

22 Dec 2003
We will be presenting our seven wines in Hall 4 (Alley A, stand 7) at the next Vinisud 2004 in Montpellier...

27 Nov 2003
Today we harvested the last of the mauzac. Cold rain fell short....

22 Nov 2003
Trumpets, bugles and a rolling drum call announced the admittance of Rives-Blanques to the noble order of Tastavins e Gargamelos de Limos en Occitania on Saturday....

23 Oct 2003
An open-house at the winery yesterday marked the end of our construction phase, and the launch of our new Trilogie de Limoux…

01 Oct 2003
The highly respected agronomist/oenologist Georges Pauli has joined the team at Rives-Blanques...

21 Sep 2003
This year’s harvest got off to a brilliant start on September 3...

16 Aug 2003
Our Blanquette de Limoux 2001 won a bronze medal from London's International Wine & Spirit Competition, while our oak-fermented chardonnay, Cuvée de l'Odyssée 2001, which recently won a silver ....

1 Jul 2003
A trilogy of AC Limoux wines - a chardonnay, a chenin blanc and a mauzac - is being bottled today at the domaine....

6 Jun 2003
France’s leading wine publication, La Revue du Vin de France included our AC Limoux Cuvée Occitania in its roundup of the Best of the 2002 Wines of France this month....

4 May 2003
Jan and Caryl Panman with Eric Vialade, the wine maker, will be pleased to meet you at Stand G40 at the London International Wine and Spirits Fair (May 20-22).

1 May 2003
A silver medal for the Cuvée de l'Odyssée and a gold for our Blanquette!

16 Apr 2003
"This is one of the greatest chardonnays in France," the celebrated chef Alain Passard told hundreds of potential buyers at the Toques & Clochers barrel auction of AOC Limoux ...

29 Mar 2003
When Thomas Jefferson died in 1826, Blanquette de Limoux made up about 10% of his legendary wine cellar, and was the only sparkling wine found there...

21 Mar 2003
Today we're bottling 10,000 litres of chardonnay vinified in stainless steel vats, and 11.600 litres of chardonnay aged 4 months in oak barrels ...

16 Jan 2003
It's springtime in Languedoc ... in London, on Feb. 13! Everything is new and exciting in one of the 'old' world's oldest yet most dynamic wine regions.

7 Nov 2002
A red-letter day for Limoux: the new AOC Limoux Rouge is declared: “Limoux has just written one of the greatest pages in the history of its viticulture” reported the Dépêche de Midi

29 Oct 2002
The Harvest is on Again! In brilliant sunshine, under a clear, cold cobalt sky, we harvested the chenin blanc which had been affected by pourriture noble, ‘noble rot'...

23 Sep 2002
The Harvest Is On! Clear blue skies, golden sunshine and a gutsy gusty northerly wind got our harvest off to a brilliant start today...

26 Sep 2002
A special cuvée of 5000 bottles of hand harvested chardonnay, fermented in stainless steel and lightly aged in oak, was bottled.

31 Aug 2002
Actor Jeremy Irons declared our Blanquette to be an “absolutely delicious fizz” as he auctioned it off for charity.

15 Jul 2002
La Revue du Vin de France included our 2001 AOC Limoux in its national roundup of the best wines of the year in France.

30 Jun 2002
For Scandinavian importers of fine wines, we will be presenting our wines at the Børsen in Copenhagen on November 4.

24 Mar 2002
Palm Sunday 2002 - A record-breaking €6,600 was paid for a single barrel of AOC Limoux at the Toques & Clochers auction.

31 Oct 2001
Our Blanquette de Limoux was selected at a national blind tasting for the prestigious Chef de l’Annee Trophy ceremony in Paris.


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