Bordeaux UK – the UK version of the 1855 story?

This is certainly an intriguing and interesting question which was posed on Google Plus by Régis Chaigne, a Bordeaux vigneron based in St Laurent du Bois. Régis' question was prompted by my post last Friday on investdrinks that reported the ban on Ian Vanderhook from being a UK  company director for nine years. Vanderhook was …

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What has the 1855 group got that Olivier Cousin hasn’t?

On October 2nd Anjou vigneron, Olivier Cousin, will be before a court in Angers facing a case of fraud and bringing the appellation contrôlée system into disrepute. His crime? Putting 'Anjou Pur Breton' on a label for a vin de table. See here and here. Apparently Cousin could face a maximum fine of 37,500 euros …

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