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Stuart Todd

Articles by Stuart Todd

FRANCE: Languedoc vineyards take EUR80m hit from hailstorm 10 July 2014

The cost of hailstorm damage to vineyards in the Languedoc region of southern France, in terms of lost production, could total EUR80m (US$108.9m), according to trade body sources.

FRANCE: Hailstorm hammers Burgundy for EUR75m 3 July 2014

A hail storm has devastated over 3,000 hectares of vineyards in Burgundy, stretching from Nuits-Saint-Georges to Maçon.

Product Launch - FRANCE: Carlsberg Group's Kronenbourg 1664 Sans Alcool 18 June 2014

Carlsberg Group-owned French brewer Brasseries Kronenbourg has today (18 June) launched an alcohol-free version of its 1664 brand in response to consumer trends.

SPAIN: Court stops Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' plant closures 13 June 2014

A Spanish court has annulled restructuring plans by Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' (CCIP), which involved the closure of four of its plants and the laying-off of 1,190 staff.

FRANCE: Ackerman adds to Loire Valley footprint with acquisition 11 June 2014

Ackerman has acquired fellow Loire Valley wine producer Les Celliers du Prieuré/Valentin Fleur for an undisclosed sum.

EU: European Commission told to get tough with US on semi-generic indications 9 May 2014

The Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV) has told the European Commission to demand that the US totally renounce the use of semi-generic indications such as Champagne, Chablis and Château.

Click through to view Pernod RicardProduct Launch - FRANCE: Pernod Ricard's 51 Glacial 8 May 2014

Following the launch of 51 Rosé last summer, next month will see Pernod Ricard roll-out 51 Glacial across France

FRANCE: Casino in pricing spat with Coca-Cola Enterprises 30 April 2014

French supermarket chain Casino has confirmed that some Coca-Cola products are no longer available at its outlets as a result of a disagreement over pricing.

FRANCE: Provence rosé exports rise in 2013 - figures 23 April 2014

Exports of AOC rosé wines from France's Provence region increased last year by 15% on 2012 to 14m bottles, according to recent figures.

FRANCE: Moet Hennessy acquires Burgundy's Clos des Lambrays estate 15 April 2014

Moët Hennessy has lined up the purchase of grand cru de côte-de-nuits Clos des Lambrays.

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