The weakening pound combined with an historically weak dollar is proving a threat to the Bordeaux 2007 en primeurs.
Chateau Petit Village and Chateau Pichon Longueville are opening new cellars and visitor centres – after three years of work in Pomerol, and two in Pauillac.
Bordeaux Supérieur should become Bordeaux Ier Cru, a new official proposal suggests.
The Cru Bourgeois classification is alive and well and will be reintroduced in 2009, it was agreed at a meeting last week.
Champagne has become the first region in France to announce a clear breakdown of its carbon dioxide emissions, and set out strategies for reducing them.
Cahors and Argentina are planning a joint venture to develop the reputation of the Malbec grape.
Chateau Lascombes, unofficially on the market for a number of months, is thought to have expanded its vine area by at least 28 hectares, it has emerged.
Jonathan Maltus, the English owner of top estates in Bordeaux and Australia, is adding a Napa Valley property to his stable, decanter.com has learned.
A Japanese white wine made by Denis Dubourdieu has been approved for import to the EU.
A negociants’ museum dedicated to the history and workings of the Bordeaux wine trade is opening in the Chartrons district of the city.
Philippe Cuvelier, owner of Clos Fourtet in St-Emilion, has bought Chateau Poujeaux, the large former cru bourgeois estate in the Medoc, it was announced today.
In an attempt to simplify Bordeaux wines for the consumer, estates are being told to stop using several different chateau names for the same wine, bottled at the same property.
A Chinese trading company has bought Chateau Latour-Laguens in Entre-deux-Mers – the first Chinese purchase in Bordeaux.
A major study into the wine trade’s carbon emissions has been announced in Bordeaux.
A municipal wine made in Narbonne in the Languedoc is the first-ever wine of which 100% of the profits go to charity.
As the 2007 en primeur season approaches, conditions are looking difficult in the Bordeaux fine wine market.
The value of French wine and spirits exports reached over €9bn in 2007.
A Bordeaux wine merchant has been accused of selling table wine labelled as top Bordeaux from prestigious chateaux including Pichon Longueville, Leoville Barton, Gruaud Larose and Saransot Dupre.
Actor Gerard Depardieu has been named the 16th Pope of Chateau Pape Clement, at a ceremony at the Ritz in Paris.
Jonathan Nossiter last night said he had not set out to attack Robert Parker and Michel Rolland in his new book.
Eric Murisasco, long-time cellar master and oenologist for Jean Pierre Moueix, has been confirmed as successor to Jean Claude Berrouet, with Berrouet’s son taking the winemaker post at Petrus.
Hanna Agostini, Robert Parker's one-time representative in Bordeaux, is publishing an unauthorised – and by all accounts highly inflammatory – biography of the world-famous critic.
The Sauternes 2007 harvest is well underway, but progressing slowly, with the final yield expected to be well below average.
Veteran Chateau Petrus winemaker Jean Claude Berrouet is retiring at the end of the 2007 vintage.
Buying limits are being imposed in French supermarkets to stop wholesale wine merchants snapping up blue-chip wines at knock down prices in the Foire aux Vins.
The ban de vendanges for all Bordeaux red grapes, including Cabernet Sauvignon in the Medoc, opened on October 1.
Sustainable winegrowing carries no guarantees of green practices in the vineyards, according to claims made in the latest issue of Decanter magazine.
The Castel Group, France’s largest wine company, has bought two Loire negociant houses and producers - Friedrich and Sautejeau-Beauquin.
After Merlot’s drubbing in Sideways, lovers of the grape are fighting back.
The Merlot harvest began in Pomerol last Friday (September 14) reportedly for young vines on some Moeuix estates, and chateaux on the plains.