Jane Anson

The winemakers

Filming is planned to go ahead in spite of delays to airing series two of The Winemakers show. PBS, America’s public broadcaster that is 100% sponsor-funded, is expected to show both series two…

sauternes, trainline

Bordeaux‘s sweet wine producers are concerned the proposed high speed trainline connecting Toulouse, Bordeaux and Dax is close to being approved. Sauternes producers sent an open letter to president Hollande…

Roederer vineyards, Champagne

Maison Louis Roederer has been granted the status of ‘pepiniériste privé’ in France, meaning it is able to run a private vineyard nursery to grow its own rootstocks and control…

Issy les Molineaux, Paris

Most French households have a pot of Blanc de Meudon somewhere in their kitchen cupboards. One particularly well known brand sees the white powder housed within a clear plastic jar,…

Burgundy

Back in May, the region was given six weeks to tighten up its pitch before the UNESCO World Heritage committee voted on new inclusions to the list of protected cultural…

Lake Chamblain

The application for the proposed Champlain Valley of New York AVA was submitted by Colin Read of North Star Vineyard on behalf of the Lake Champlain Growers Association. They are…

Meursault Burgundy - red burgundy

The 39th assembly of UNESCO, held in Bonn Germany on July 4, saw five cultural sites accepted – two in Denmark, one in Turkey and two in France. Both French…

Chateau Branda, Haichang

Christian Delpeuch – former president of the Bordeaux Wine Bureau and CEO of Ginestet wine merchant, faint smatterings of a beard, one of the most cheerful smiles in the business…

bordeaux harvest

The amendment to the Evin Law, proposed by Republican senator Gerard César, will now permit a greater distinction between advertising and education. If passed into legislation, the Evin Law would…

Auction Napa Valley

Obviously comparing the two is crazy in many ways. Where Bordeaux, on a good year, sees around 400 estates engage in selling its fledgling wine, in Napa it’s something more…

Michel-Jack Chasseuil

His battered Renault van was my first clue that Michel-Jack Chasseuil was not going to be your average wine collector. In possession of what has been dubbed the world’s largest…