Inter Beaujolais represents Frances Beaujolais makers

Inter Beaujolais represents France's Beaujolais makers

The trade body for Beaujolais wines, Inter Beaujolais, has appointed a new president.

Bruno Mallet takes over from previous president Dominique Capart for a two-year term, the organisation announced yesterday (6 September). Mallet, 42, has been director of Les Vins Aujoux since 2009.

“With Beaujolais sales now gradually on the increase over the past few months, there is a great sense of belief and a buzz in the region that I am fully behind,” Mallet said.

General secretary of the Beaujolais Winemakers Union Thierry Saint-Cyr succeeds Xavier Barbet of Maison Loron as Inter Beaujolais VP.

Capart, from Domaine de la Chapelle de Vâtre, was first elected president in 2008 and re-elected in 2010.

To read a just-drinks interview with Barbet and Inter Beaujolais DG Jean Bourjade, click here.