Jane Anson

Chateau Tourans, St Emilion

Hong Kong entrepreneur Peter Kwok has bought 12.6 hectare (ha) grand cru estate Château Tourans in the St Emilion commune of Saint Etienne de Lisse from Dutch businessman Petrus Wolter.…

Beaujolais, France

The programme follows a four year study into the terroir across the Beaujolais crus of Brouilly, Côte de Brouilly, Regnié, Morgon, Chiroubles, Fleurie, Moulin à Vent, Chénas, Juliénas and Saint…

Cite du Vin, Bordeaux

Project managers want the Bordeaux Cité du Vin to be somewhere between a theme park, a museum and a cultural space. They said this is reflected in the strapline ‘La…

Bordeaux 2015, Graves

Bordeaux 2015 en primeur: Read all the latest from Decanter experts Alongside lavish château parties and whispering courtiers, the négociants are gearing up for a Bordeaux 2015 vintage that has…

red wine

French wine consumption has near enough halved overall in the last 40 years, prompting inquests into national identity and socio-economic headaches for producers. But, the latest survey from government affiliated…

Beaujolais vineyards

Following winemaker protests over Beaujolais prices in September, the region’s négociants have reached an unofficial agreement to buy bulk wine for both Beaujolais Villages and Beaujolais primeurs 2015 at a…

Chateau Lynch Bages vineyard

This Bordeaux 1975 tasting, done to coincide with Decanter’s 40th anniversary, is a look at how classic old school Bordeaux can age. I suggest opening the bottles just a short…

Amazon France

Starting on 23rd September, the number of products available on Amazon France is around three times more than the average supermarket in France, according to industry observers. But so far…

Bardenas desert, Foto viña invierno y Diego

This week, Game of Thrones is filming its sixth series in the Bardenas National Park. My guess is that not many of the 8 million viewers, or even the 1,200…

Bordeaux red harvest

Saint-Estèphe has recorded between 50 and 60mm of rain, while Margaux is a little lower at around 40-50mm depending on location, and 58mm recorded overall at the central Mérignac weather…

Cru Bourgeois

75 per cent of the 276 members voted in a secret ballot for the change at an AGM held on September 18. It will mean that the current ‘Reconnaissance Cru…

Chateau Lafitte, Cotes de Bordeaux

Chateau Lafitte said that it has won the right to sell its Bordeaux wine under its own chateau name in China. But, first growth Chateau Lafite Rothschild declined to comment…

Chateau d'Yquem

The science of oenology is surely due a rebrand. Just as the best computer programmers are now coding superstars with their own agents, the profile of those working to uncover…

Gerard Depardieu

In an interview with a France’s TV Magazine, owned by Le Figaro newspaper, Gerard Depardieu was quoted as saying ‘I no longer want anything to do with this country, even…

Cité des civilisations du vin

The decision has been taken to simplify the original name Cité des Civilisations du Vin and to instead call the attraction the more straightforward Cité du Vin. Bordeaux mayor Alain…

Chablis flowering

Just when Burgundy winemakers dared to hope for the first hail free growing season for several years, storms arrived during the evening of Monday 31 and early hours of 1 September.…