Catherine Péré Vergé, one of Bordeaux’s most respected proprietors, has died aged 74.
JP Moueix sets the early tone ahead of en primeur tasting week by releasing their full 2012 range.
The owner of an estate in Lussac Saint Emilion has been fined €5,000, with a further €5,000 suspended, for adding oenological carbon to his finished wine.
Bordeaux wine merchant Millésima is refusing its allocation of Chateau Latour because 'what (the chateau) is doing undermines the whole system [of en primeur],' owner Patrick Bernard said.
Mathieu Cuvelier, owner of Chateau Clos Fourtet, is to finalise in the next few weeks the purchase of three further Saint Emilion properties.
Alain Raynaud, founder and president of the Cercle Rive Droite group, is launching a similar group for properties from the Left Bank of Bordeaux.
Emmanuel Cruse is to become co-owner of his family estate, Chateau d’Issan in Margaux, with Bordeaux wine and property magnate Jacky Lorenzetti.
Pesticide residues were found in the vast majority of 300 French wines tested, say researchers.
French designer Philippe Starck is to design a new winery, barrel cellars and reception area at Chateau Carmes Haut-Brion in Pessac-Leognan.
Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have joined forces with the Perrins of Beaucastel to produce wine at their Provence estate.
Making a compelling documentary on wine is not the easiest of tasks. In 2005 we had Mondovino, which grossed just over $200,000 in the US and $1.78 million worldwide, but…
The head of France’s organic wine body has slammed wine critics Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve for an article that contained, in the organisation's view, a ‘fundamental misunderstanding’ of organic…
A 400-year-old Bordeaux property has applied for the creation of a single-vineyard appellation – the first of its kind in Bordeaux.
The two French wine regions hoping for UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2014 have been told their candidature has not been successful - for now.
The town of Dijon has auctioned off half of its wine cellar to pay for social housing projects.
Magdalene College Cambridge is to hold a talk on 'Samuel Pepys and wine' to coincide with the 350th anniversary of the great diarist, and his mention of a 'particular' wine…
The dean of Bordeaux’s Faculty of Oenology, Bernard Donèche, died on December 28 at the age of 62.
Chateau Calon Ségur has a new director - Laurent Dufau, former managing director of négociant house Balande & Méneret.
Quinta da Romaneira, one of the Douro Valley's largest estates, covering 400 hectares with 85 hectares planted to vines, has been sold by investment group IDI.
Loire appellation Montlouis-sur-Loire has broken away from the official Loire trade body, saying it can use its marketing budget far more efficiently itself.
The French wine industry wants wine to be given heritage status and protected under law.
Chateau Rieussec, the Sauternes estate owned by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) has joined Chateau d’Yquem in announcing that it will not be making a 2012 vintage wine.
The city of Libourne in Bordeaux, and Pu'er, a tea producing region of China, have signed a trade agreement to promote each other's products.
Decanter’s Bordeaux correspondent, Jane Anson, followed the five estates for a year, enjoying privileged access to compile the first ever book on their history and modus operandi. Here, she gives…
The Bordeaux government is launching a new initiative to match young winemakers looking to buy their first estate with properties owned by older winemakers approaching retirement.
As reported on Decanter.com in September 2012, Saint Emilion's Chateau Bellefont-Belcier has now confirmed its sale to a Chinese company, bringing the total of Bordeaux vineland sold to Chinese investors…
The European Court has awarded €2.75m in damages to the plaintiff in the long-running dispute over a St Emilion chateau.
Aymeric de Gironde, international commercial director of AXA Millésimes, has been appointed general manager of Chateau Cos d’Estournel.
Bordeaux magnate Bernard Magrez, owner of four classified estates, will next year open the first in a small chain of boutique hotels.
The planned wine cultural centre for downtown Bordeaux has finally unveiled its name, three years after the project was first announced.