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Stuart Todd

Articles by Stuart Todd

France's wine and spirits export data was released earlier this weekFrench wine falls, spirits rise in H1 exports - figures 21 September 2016

The exports of spirits and of still wine from France headed in opposite directions in the first six months of this year, according to recently-released figures.

High quality, but low quantity for this year's Champagne harvest2016 Champagne harvest to fall markedly - forecast 7 September 2016

This year’s Champagne harvest will be one of the smallest in the past 20 years, although quality is set to be high, the Syndicat Général des Vignerons de Champagne (SGVC) has forecast.

Danone ups production, reduces bottle size for La Salvetat sparkling water 27 June 2016

Danone’s bottled water unit has increased production capacity for its French sparkling mineral water brand, La Salvetat.

AdVini lines up purchase of Bejot Vins et Terroirs 17 June 2016

French wine group AdVini is in exclusive negotiations to acquire Burgundy-based Béjot Vins et Terroirs (BVT).

French growers launch attack on "cheap" Spanish wine imports 7 April 2016

Spanish road tankers carrying bulk shipments of wine from the country have been attacked by French growers from the Languedoc region, protesting against what they claim are "cheap imports" from counterparts in both Spain and Italy.

Concha y Toro's Cono Sur secured a three-year deal with the Tour de France in 2015French wine growers threaten Tour de France blockade over Cono Sur Chilean wine partnership 4 March 2016

The organisers of the Tour de France have met with wine growers in the country who are unhappy at the race's sponsorship deal with Concha y Toro's Chilean wine brand, Cono Sur.

French wines, spirits reverse exports fall in 2015 - figures 12 February 2016

French wines, spirits reverse exports fall in 2015 - figures

Invivo targets sales leap with Cordier-Mestrezat revamp 17 December 2015

InVivo has confirmed plans to update the offering from its Bordeaux trader Cordier-Mestrezat as it eyes a doubling of sales within five years.

Castel offloads Bordeaux estate to Changyu 4 December 2015

French drinks group Castel has confirmed the sale of a majority stake in Bordeaux estate Château Mirefleurs to its Chinese partner, Changyu.

The Coca-Cola Co has created a commercial director role in FranceCoca-Cola Co recruits Coca-Cola Enterprises executive in France 12 October 2015

The French unit of The Coca-Cola Co has recruited Caroline Olliero from Coca-Cola Enterprises as its commercial director.

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