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There is no sign of the bubble bursting, says Gilbert & Gaillard in an article on sparkling wine in its latest edition.   In fact, Champagne sales are still remarkably buoyant, and the five biggest markets for other French sparkling wines have shown significant increases in demand. The sparkling wines from Rives-Blanques were described as ‘very […]

The Languedoc is the land of discovery, according to the Revue du Vin de France, which publishes the world’s oldest wine magazine, and an annual guide to the best wines in France. The 2012 edition of the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France praises a ‘young generation producing wines that correspond to the region’s identity: […]

Bettane and Desseauve are possibly the best-known wine-writing duo in France.  Their new 2012 guide to the best wines in the country particularly favoured the Rives-Blanques chardonnay, both oaked and unoaked. The writers lament the fact that inspite of the promise of  France’s “new California’,   the wines of the Languedoc have fallen into a […]