A fatal fungus that attacks vines is becoming increasingly prevalent across the wine regions of Bordeaux, Gascony and the Charente, it has emerged.
While climate change has thus far had a positive impact on Bordeaux, JANE ANSON asks what producers are doing – if anything – to address the underlying issue of their
Not content with owning four estates, including a St-Emilion premier grand cru classé, Hubert de Boüard also consults at properties across Bordeaux and around the world, and is president of…
Bordeaux’s ultra-traditional, most high profile body has appointed its first female head. What took them so long, asks JANE ANSON
Chateau Margaux has released its initial tranche at €240, a drop of 27% on last year’s price. Chateau Latour has released today (11 June) at the same price.
The characterful native grapes of this vast region are flying the flag for southwest France at home and abroad. Jane Anson introduces them
The Castel Group, France’s largest wine producer, is starting wine production in Ethiopia.
Chateau Latour director Frederic Engerer has invested in his own wine property in the Rhone Valley.
Pomerol’s Vieux Chateau Certan broke the 2007 price trend yesterday, releasing at 40% under its 2006 price, much to the relief of merchants in Bordeaux and overseas.
French students and young people are continuing to turn away from wine, according to a study released last week by American academic Dr Liz Thatch.
The Bordeaux 2007 en primeur campaign is looking increasingly moribund as prices are released with little or no change on 2006.
Paul Haeberlin, Michelin three-star restaurateur at Auberge de l’Ill in Alsace and Legionnaire of Honour, died this week at his home in Illhaeusern, France. He was 84.
A court case that has been outstanding against Chateau Giscours since 1998 is finally due to reach the Bordeaux courts.
Jean-Francois Quenin, owner of Chateau de Pressac, is to be the new President of the Conseil des Vins de Saint Emilion, as Hubert de Bouard finally steps down.
Castel, France’s largest wine company, has bought Bordeaux wine merchant Oenoalliance.
The first prominent red wine properties have begun to release their prices for Bordeaux 2007s – days after Robert Parker released his scores for the vintage.
Bordeaux winemakers should turn up the pressure against the anti-alcohol menace in France, says an alcohol industry lobbyist.
Wine magnate Bernard Magrez has outraged a group of journalists by offering each of them a Cartier wristwatch worth €1,650 (£1,322/$2,641).
The first few Bordeaux chateaux have released their 2007 prices at nearly the same level as 2006.
The owner of Chateau Cantenac Brown has received preliminary permission to turn part of the chateau into a luxury hotel.
Top Bordeaux chateaux are looking at E-Provenance, a new method of tracking wine through the distribution and storage chain.
A group of high profile Bordeaux producers are calling attention to a shortage of Semillon which may impede production in the future.
Chinese buyers are in Bordeaux this month sourcing wine to drink during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The long-standing president of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, Patrick Maroteaux, has announced he will be stepping down from the post in June 2008.
For the first time in their history, Paris pawn shops have agreed to take bottles of wine in exchange for cash.
The French drink less than previously thought, according to new figures that question the way the government has been measuring drinking statistics.
Drinks suppliers and glass manufacturers are trying to think of ways of reducing the weight of glass bottles to lessen environmental impact.
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.