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.
Chateau Pape Clement owner Bernard Magrez is set to open a tasting school and restaurant at the chateau by early 2008.
German exports of Riesling reached their highest level ever in 2006, according to the latest figures from Wines of Germany.
Petit verdot, one of Bordeaux’s lesser-known red grape varieties, is on the rise according to figures from the Bordeaux wine trade body (CIVB).
The first Bordeaux whites will begin being collected this week in Pessac Leognan and Entre deux Mers.
As the 2007 Rugby World Cup approaches, the Bordeaux wine trade is trying to capitalise on its ties to some of the teams.
Moet et Chandon is facing serious supply issues, the director of the Champagne house has revealed.
The beleagured Alliance des Crus Bourgeois is set to fill the vacuum left by last month’s government decision to scrap the 2003 classification and ban its mention on wine labels.
A shortfall of up to 1.5bn wine bottles across Europe is putting producers at risk of not fulfilling orders.
The torrential rain afflicting northern Europe has left French vineyards at risk of losing much of the 2007 vintage from rot and mildew, with Bordeaux one of the worst-hit regions.
From the 2007 vintage, Bordeaux will have just 54 appellations instead of the current 57.
The suspension of the Cru Bourgeois was rubber-stamped last week: the classification is officially annulled and use of the term Cru Bourgeois is now illegal.
A Bordeaux wine merchant has successfully sued Chateau Latour for dropping its allocation of en primeur wine - and plans to return to court to demand further compensation.
Part of the city of Bordeaux has been accorded UNESCO World Heritage status
Tesco may offer its customers Bordeaux en primeur next year – a move that will cause seismic changes in the 400-year-old industry.
Asian and Russian visitors came to Vinexpo in greater numbers than ever before this year
Despagne Family vineyards has instigated a programme for biofuel and waste management in an attempt to create a carbon neutral vineyard, the first one in Bordeaux.
Vinexpo opened yesterday amid chaos for the South African contingent, whose entire delivery of sample wines had been stopped on the French Belgian border.
Michel Rolland, the world’s most prolific wine consultant, has helped create a special charity wine for the 18 members of the wine group Bordeaux Oxygene.
Chateau La Mission Haut Brion opens its new €5m, 1,200 barrel cellar and tasting room tonight.
Prominent Bordeaux and Cognac proprietor Jean-Paul Lafragette is under investigation for financial misconduct over his cognac business, L&L.
The anniversary of the 1907 Winegrower’s Revolt in the south of France is being commemorated with exhibitions, statues, banners – and explicit threats.