Jane Anson

CIVB President resigns in despair

Christian Delpeuch, president of the Bordeaux wine trade body, dramatically resigned today in protest at the lack of progress on the reforms needed in the region.

Chateau Guiraud to be sold

Chateau Guiraud, one of Sauternes’ top estates, is in the process of being sold, decanter.com has learned.

Veterans of Bordeaux commit memories to tape

The memories of winemaking veterans such as Philippine de Rothschild and Andre Lurton are to be preserved as recorded interviews in a new project set up by the Academy of…

Millésima launches in US

Leading Bordeaux négociant Millésima is expanding into the US market, and will be ready to trade following next month’s en primeur campaign.

World wine centre planned for the Medoc

Philippe Raoux of Bordeaux Chateau d’Arsac has drawn up plans for a multimillion euro ‘California-style’ wine centre – in the middle of the Médoc.

Only a fraction of distillation targets are met

CIVB president Christian Delpeuch has challenged producers unwilling to distil surplus stocks to ‘explain their attitude’ in the face of the ‘grave’ situation facing French wine

Renou attacks AOC failings

The appellations system is ‘losing its impact’, the INAO chief told an influential audience of wine decision-makers at Vinexpo.

New south of France AOCs

The red wines of Beaume de Venise have this week become the 14th AOC from the Côtes de Rhone region.

Radical changes in Cognac

Radical changes are being forced in Cognac as EC aid for distillation comes to an end in 2006.