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Magpies allowed Yohan Cabaye to join Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday and are looking to reinvest the £20m received in the highly-rated Frenchman

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Although he's been described in news reports as "famous", not many people actually seem to know very much about Philippe Bascoules. Yet the man now in the hot seat at Francis Ford Coppola's Napa Valley Estate, re-named Inglenook, has been second in command as estate director at Château Margaux since 1990.

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The phrase "hurry while stocks last" is so trite that it would be easy to ignore the clamour for 2009 Burgundy if there weren't a risk of being crushed in the stampede for it.

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Sousa Mendes saved more lives than Schindler so why isn't he a household name too?

With the Nazi invasion of France came an order from Portugal that no Jews or dissidents be granted passage. But one man stood tall against the decree – and in issuing visas for 30,000 people, Aristides de Sousa Mendes was to risk everything. Seventy years on, the people whose lives he saved are battling to restore his honour...

Anthony Rose: 'The Wine Society needs little introduction suffice to say that no one regrets the £40 membership fee'

Was it coincidence that the autumn wine ranges of the UK's big two wine clubs, Laithwaites and The Wine Society, were paraded on consecutive days? Theale-based Laithwaites (, with its aggressive advertising, couldn't be more different in ethos to the genteel, non-profit-making Wine Society in Stevenage. Differences apart, both are dynamic, modern operations with first-rate wine buying teams. And both have clearly spent time improving on the quality of their wine ranges.

Tour de France: Wiggins targets Bordeaux victory as he aims to save his Tour

While the Tour favourites battle for the overall classification today, Bradley Wiggins will instead be targeting the final time trial in Bordeaux on Saturday. The Briton said yesterday that that he is feeling "on top of my game again, and I'm looking forward to it".

Anthony Rose: 'Some of theBordeaux high flyers have come out with jawdropping prices'

"Let them drink wine" goes the cry in Bordeaux as the gap between the Marie Antoinette haves and the sans-culottes have-nots widens. After months of dragging their heels, the Bordelais have pronounced, or their cash registers at least have rung to a familiar tune. All the tricks of the Bordeaux trade were deployed to stoke demand for the 2009 vintage. According to the wine exchange, Livex, average price rises over the great 2005 vintage were up 13 per cent until mid-June.

Fine Bordeaux wine matures well for investors expecting a 16% return

Investors in the 2005 vintage of the Wine Investment Fund are set to double their money this year, as physical goods continue to outperform the labouring equities markets.

Vintage year promises a liquid fortune

Wine traders are doubling their money, despite the effects of the credit crunch, says Mark Leftly

Death In Bordeaux, By Allan Massie

Loyal readers of Allan Massie will already know of his assurance and dexterity as a historical novelist, whether in ancient Rome or modern Europe. And they will be delighted to learn that this stylish, atmospheric, satisfying policier is the first of three to feature Superintendent Lannes. In snobbish Bordeaux, the action unfolds in spring and summer 1940.

Bordeaux dismiss Gourcuff link to Arsenal

Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Tiraud insists he has not received any offers for Yoann Gourcuff following reports linking the midfielder with Arsenal.

Tigana returns to manage in France with Bordeaux

After three years in the managerial wilderness, Jean Tigana has been handed the task of helping Bordeaux back onto the European stage.

Tigana takes over at Bordeaux

Jean Tigana has been appointed Girondins Bordeaux coach, the Ligue 1 club said in a statement today.

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