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18 May, 2007

Hatch Mansfield will showcase Louis Jadot's Les Climats Chardonnay R éserve 2004 from the Côte d'Or. Developed to offer the consumer a trade up from generic B urgundy, this new wine (rrp £13.99) is akin to what the New World classifies

a Reserve Chardonnay . Les Climats Réserve Chardonnay joins sister wine Les Climats Réserve Pinot Noir, now in its second vintage. Taittinger will be wheeling out its big cuvées this year, including the latest vintages of IWC award-winning wines and the Collection 2000 vintage bottle created by American artist Robert Rauschenberg. Stand S60

French wines available for tasting at Mentzendorff's stand will include Burgundy's Chanson Père

& Fils, Loire producer Langlois-Château, L'Ostal Cazes of Languedoc-Roussillon and Rhône wine from M Chapoutier. The stand has been redesigned to accommodate a full selection of the range at the bar, plus additional seating and meeting areas. Representatives from wineries will be at the stand. Mentzendorff's Seafood Restaurant will be next to the on-trade tasting zone at the east end of the hall -

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0207 511 9898. Stand G72

Languedoc's Mont Tauch will unveil its full range at Thierry's stand. Wines showcased will include brand extensions Corbières rosé, Côtes de Roussillon Villages and Muscat de Rivesaltes plus a

new reserve range of estate bottled, oak-aged appellation wines including a barrel-aged Fitou, Corbières and Rivesaltes. Also on show will be Village Selection - a range of single-vineyard, estate-bottled wines representing the individual terroirs at the four Mont Tauch villages: Tuchan, Paziols, Villeneuve and Durban.

Also on the stand Gérard Bertrand will preview his new range

and the Skalli ­family will be showing some

additions to their Caves Saint-Pierre brand Preference range from the northern Rh ône, including St Joseph, Côte Rôtie, Hermitage and Condrieu. The family will also reveal the new bag-in-box design for their Corsican Terra Vecchia range.

Chamarré will be previewing its Grande R éserve range created by winemaker Renaud Rosari, and Labouré Roi's Burgundies will be on taste alongside iconic 70s wine Buzet in its new branded form. Stand H50/6, Q30

Buckingham Vintners will show JC Beauvoir, its new brand from François Martenot incorporating a Chardonnay, a Black Shiraz and a Syrah rosé (rrp £4.99), alongside wines from existing agency Maison Maurel Vedeau. Stand T42

Rosé wine specialist Château de Sours will launch its R éserve de Sours sparkling rosé. The privately-owned ch âteau has ambitious growth plans including ­investment in a three-year vine replanting strategy and upgrading of the winery. The new sparkling rosé is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Bordeaux's benchmark rosé, Ch âteau de Sours Rosé, will be launched in a range of formats, from a standard bottle to an imperial. Chief winemaker Sebastien Lamothe and consultant oenologist Florent Dumeau will be at the fair. Stand J70

Southern French range Sérame will appear in new packaging alongside Dourthe's Bordeaux portfolio in the French Pavilion. Newly

repackaged 2006 single varietals produced under the Domaine de Sérame label

will include Viognier, Muscat, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. They will be joined by recent releases from Château de Sérame - a Corbières 2005 and a Minervois from the 2005 vintage.

Dourthe is also unveiling the 2006 vintages from Bordeaux range Dourthe No 1, including a new Sauvignon/Semillon, a Sauvignon Blanc and a Cabernet Sauvignon rosé, all designed for summer drinking. And visitors to the stand will have the chance to try barrel samples from Dourthe's top Bordeaux châteaux. Stand H30/3


Free Run Wines will present its organic L'Olivier wine brand at LIWSF

2007. For every bottle of L'Olivier sold, Free Run Wines will make a donation to the Tropical Forest Fund

to raise funds for communities affected by deforestation. L'Olivier de

la Reze Minervois also features a recycled closure and labels and cartons that are made from recycled paper. A range of Châteauneuf du Pape

from Le Cellier des Princes will also be on show. Stand R55

Five-strong Rhône brand Palais des Anciens will be launched at Bottle Green's stand. The

supplier, based in Leeds, will also show its new mid-priced French Connection Classics range, including a Côtes du Rhône Villages, Châteauneuf du Pape and Costières de Nîmes Blanc and Rouge. Two Grande R éserve wines, a Chardonnay/Viognier and Merlot/Cabernet, will also be added to the ­ range.

Bottle Green's marketing manager Liam Grant says: "The new wines will appeal to both traditional French wine consumers and those who are looking for a trusted route into the world of regional French AOC wines." The Skalli family's Languedoc offerings will also be showcased. Stand D68 

WaverleyTBS will show biodynamic Vin de Pays range Le Canon du Maréchal : Muscat Viognier (05/06), Syrah Merlot Rosé (05/06) and Syrah Merlot (04/05). French house Ropiteau is moving Chablis and Fleurie into screwcap this summer.

There will be a tasting seminar on the first floor of the WaverleyTBS stand each day from 11am to midday: Owen Bird, senior winemaker (May 22), Mersault tasting with Ropiteau (May 23) and winemaker Nathan Foote (May 24).

WaverleyTBS representatives on the stand include wine buying director Pier Paolo Petrassi, along with the wine sales team and wine category managers.

Stand N30

Jean-Claude Mas of Domaines Paul Mas will show off the latest additions to the Arrogant Frog family at Stratford's stand. The wines are Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah rosé, organic Chardonnay and organic Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah.

Also available for tasting will be a new organic range of wines - Mas des Tannes Vin de Pays Coteaux de Bessilles Organic Red (Grenache/Cabernet Sauvignon/Mourvèdre) and Les Tannes Chardonnay as well as the new Mas des Mas cru/village range from the Languedoc. Stand F22

Lavau Côtes du Rhône winery will show Syrah/Grenache wines from the ­southern appellations of Côtes du Rhône, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Tavel, Rasteau and Côtes du Ventoux at Crush Wines' stand. Stand R42

Louis-Fabrice Latour of Louis Latour Agencies will be at the f air to discuss plans for the agency and the 2005 Burgundy vintage - which he says is one of the best for 25 years, and compares to the 2002. Simonnet-Febvre will be launching two wines - Pinot Noir 2005 Vin de Pays des Portes de Méditerranée and Côte d'Auxerre Rosé 2006. General manager Jean-Philippe Archambaud will be at the stand to discuss the new releases and other developments in the Chablis region, as will Jacques Regnier-Vigouroux, export manager of Rhône Valley winery J Vidal-Fleury.

Stand M30

Lupé Cholet and Cave de Viré will be showing newly released white ­Burgundies from the 2005 vintage at Chali é Richards' stand. Stand G40

Les Caves de Pyrène has taken a bigger stand than in previous years and is sharing it with winemakers from 16 of its suppliers. Among the line-up are Bergerac producer and lees-ageing techniques

pioneer Luc de Conti; Pascal Verhaeghe from Cahors; Yves Orliac, who has recently taken the reins at Domaine de l'Hortus

and was one of the pioneers of Pic Saint Loup; Eric de St-Victor, who will be showing a range of wines from Château de Pibarnon

known as the "Pétrus of Bandol" ; and Samuel Guibert, showing the latest red and white vintages from Mas de Daumas ­Gassac. Stand I13

Vinoceros is introducing its first

French offering, Fox Wood from the Languedoc. The range includes four single varietal wines - Gravelstone Merlot 2006, Old Bush Vine Syrah 2006, Dawn Picked Viognier 2006 and Bruno's Block Chardonnay 2006 - plus Free Run Rosé 2006,

a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Stand F10

Vinous delights from across France will be showcased at the French Zone's regional stands.

The latest marketing campaign for Beaujolais (I40/2) will be unveiled, while Wines of Corsica (H70/ 1) will present a selection from its two largest co-operatives plus producer Domaine Orenga de Gaffory. The 21 producers involved in Project Cabernet Franc will showcase vintage 2006. Visitors to Inter Rhône's stand (H40/1) will be able to pick from themed tastings. Provence Wines will be on the same stand, showcasing a range of rosé wines from 25 different producers alongside reds and whites. Provence Wines' newly-appointed




Nathalie Chassard will be

on the stand with Inter Rhône's new export manager, Florence Boubée-Legrand. South

west wine body CIVSO will showcase AOCs and vins de pays alongside a selection of Armagnacs at stand H40/2. Fast Track to France (H70/2) will show a selection of 25 top AOCs - selected by an expert tasting panel - categorised by price in an open tasting area. Selected wines from the Vins de Pays Top 100 competition, run in conjunction with Off Licence News, will be showcased in an open tasting area. Competition results will be announced on May 22 at 3pm by competition chairman and OLN's wine editor at large Tim Atkin MW at the stand (I40/1).

Wine fair visitors who want to feel better about all that tasting will be heartened by Wine Diet author Roger Corder's presentation on May 22. Corder, of

Queen Mary's School of Medicine, London, will lead a seminar on wine's beneficial effect on blood vessels, and in particular, wine produced in south west France.

Champagne stands

At Mentzendorff's stand (G72), Champagne Bollinger will show La Grande Année 1999 and La Grande Année Rosé while Champagne Ayala will debut its Cuvée Rosé Nature. Bottle Green (D68) is the agent to seek out for Champagne Pannier.

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