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Stuart Todd

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Cognac exports continue to new heights in 2017 - figures 18 January 2018

Cognac shipments in 2017 reached record levels for the third consecutive year, in both volume and value terms, according to the figures released this week..

Only three Bordeaux wines in the study were found to be free of all chemicalsBordeaux wines contain three times fewer pesticides than in 2013 - research 3 January 2018

Pesticide levels in wines from the French region of Bordeaux have decreased markedly, according to a recent study in the country.

The anti-fraud foil will be used on Champagne bottlesChampagne bottles to start using anti-fraud ‘smart’ foil 14 December 2017

The Syndicat Général des Vignerons de la Champagne has signed an agreement with the French Customs authority for the adoption of anti-fraud ‘smart’ foil on the bottles of its members.

The 5m bottled were destined for the Champagne segmentChampagne hit by 5m-bottle recall 1 December 2017

A bottling plant in France has had to call in 5m recently-made Champagne bottles after discovering a fault.

France introduced a soft drinks tax at the beginning of 2012France poised to update soft drinks tax 20 October 2017

French MPs have voted in favour of the introduction of a revised version of the soft drinks tax in the country.

Grands Chais de France ups German wine presence with Binderer St Ursula purchase 20 October 2017

Les Grands Chais de France has lined up the acquisition of German wine producer Binderer St Ursula.

Coca-Cola European Partners said the French jobs will go during the coming yearCoca-Cola European Partners culls 128 positions in France 19 October 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced plans to shed 128 posts across its five bottling plants in France over the coming year.

France's winemakers reported a markedly lower harvest in 2017France records "historically low" wine harvest - figures 10 October 2017

France's wine harvest this year fell markedly on recent years, according to data released earlier this week.

Danone has invested EUR280m in Evian's site in eastern FranceDanone expands production at Evian site in France 14 September 2017

Danone has completed a capacity upgrade for Evian at the water brand’s production facility in the east of France.

Ilan Ouanounou will assume the newly-created role within Coca-Cola European PartnersCoca-Cola European Partners appoints VP of corporate strategy 12 September 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has named Ilan Ouanounou to the newly-created post of VP of corporate strategy.

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