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New ways to consume Roussillon Fortified Sweet Wines

New ways to consume Roussillon wines are expanding thanks to the growing success of mixology in France and on most export markets. Cocktails with Rivesaltes Ambré like the Riv’Tonic are promoted in the Summer during festivals or bartender educational seminars. Muscat de Rivesaltes is also increasingly consumed “on ice” to...
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Roussillon Nouveau Wines are out!

With every 3rd Thursday of October comes the release of the first wines from the vintage in PGI Côtes Catalanes in Roussillon. This year, the harvest started historically early with the first grapes picked in the beginning of August, already heralding a great vintage! Stemming from the vines, a favorable...
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Harvest Celebration in Banyuls

In Banyuls on Oct 7th and 8th took place the 22nd Fête des Vendanges, the celebration of the new vintage. It was the opportunity for the public to taste wines from Collioure and Banyuls, the two Southernmost appellations in Roussillon. All throughout the week-end, wine lovers were invited to tastings and...
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Roussillon wines fresh ratings in Decanter Wine Awards 2017!

Once again Rousillon wines received expert recognition from a major publication. The Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 unveiled excellent ratings for wines from Roussillon. See the full list of ratings here Palmares Roussillon 2017 – DECANTER

A New President for the CIVR

On July 3rd 2017 the General Assembly of the CIVR, Roussillon Wines Council, enacted the transition of its Presidency from Fabrice Rieu to Philippe Bourrier. A Catalonian native and agronomist, Philippe Bourrier has owned Château de l’Ou since 1998, a 100-acre organic vineyard that produces about 120,000 bottles a year...
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