Anivin de France hits 88

Anivin de France, the organisation responsible for promoting Vin de France, has announce that 88 wines have been selected to represent the category in 2013.

Liqueurs de France adds Enigma Verte Suisse

Liqueurs de France has added a Swiss absinthe to its Enigma brand range, Enigma Verte Suisse.

Absinthe

With all the bans on absinthe now lifted, the traditional French and Swiss producers are now free to re-invent the category for the 21st century. Hamish Smith investigates

CIVB appoints marketing director

The Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) or Bordeaux Wine Council, which represents Bordeaux vine growers and négociants, has announced the appointment of François Jumeau as its new marketing director.

Enigma to dispel absinthe myths

Liqueurs de France has rolled out the launch of its Enigma absinthe range to the UK, in a bid to change consumer perceptions of the spirit.

Show some humility, says CEO of Renaud Cointreau

Owners of traditional products such as champagne and cognac need to show some humility in their dealings with new emerging markets, according to the president and CEO of Groupe Renaud Cointreau.

France: Absinthe ban lifted

The absinthe ban in France has been lifted, according to absinthe brand La Fée.

France: More scotch whisky sold in a month, than cognac in a year

According to the Scotch Whisky Association more than 5 bottles of scotch are shipped to France every second.

Carlsberg unveils £240 beer

Denmark: Carlsberg has launched Vintage 3 – the third in an exclusive beer trilogy.