A 400-year-old Bordeaux property has applied for the creation of a single-vineyard appellation – the first of its kind in Bordeaux.
The two French wine regions hoping for UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2014 have been told their candidature has not been successful - for now.
The town of Dijon has auctioned off half of its wine cellar to pay for social housing projects.
Magdalene College Cambridge is to hold a talk on 'Samuel Pepys and wine' to coincide with the 350th anniversary of the great diarist, and his mention of a 'particular' wine…
The dean of Bordeaux’s Faculty of Oenology, Bernard Donèche, died on December 28 at the age of 62.
Chateau Calon Ségur has a new director - Laurent Dufau, former managing director of négociant house Balande & Méneret.
Quinta da Romaneira, one of the Douro Valley's largest estates, covering 400 hectares with 85 hectares planted to vines, has been sold by investment group IDI.
Loire appellation Montlouis-sur-Loire has broken away from the official Loire trade body, saying it can use its marketing budget far more efficiently itself.
The French wine industry wants wine to be given heritage status and protected under law.
Chateau Rieussec, the Sauternes estate owned by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) has joined Chateau d’Yquem in announcing that it will not be making a 2012 vintage wine.
The city of Libourne in Bordeaux, and Pu'er, a tea producing region of China, have signed a trade agreement to promote each other's products.
Decanter’s Bordeaux correspondent, Jane Anson, followed the five estates for a year, enjoying privileged access to compile the first ever book on their history and modus operandi. Here, she gives…
The Bordeaux government is launching a new initiative to match young winemakers looking to buy their first estate with properties owned by older winemakers approaching retirement.
As reported on Decanter.com in September 2012, Saint Emilion's Chateau Bellefont-Belcier has now confirmed its sale to a Chinese company, bringing the total of Bordeaux vineland sold to Chinese investors…
The European Court has awarded €2.75m in damages to the plaintiff in the long-running dispute over a St Emilion chateau.
Aymeric de Gironde, international commercial director of AXA Millésimes, has been appointed general manager of Chateau Cos d’Estournel.
Bordeaux magnate Bernard Magrez, owner of four classified estates, will next year open the first in a small chain of boutique hotels.
The planned wine cultural centre for downtown Bordeaux has finally unveiled its name, three years after the project was first announced.
Nicolas Glumineau, formerly of Chateau Montrose, is taking over the running of Roederer’s Bordeaux estates after the departure of Sylvie Cazes last week.
The house where 10,000 bottles of fake Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) wines were found had been under surveillance by Chinese police for some time.
Sylvie Cazes, president of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux and co-owner of Chateau Lynch Bages, will be stepping down from her role as director of Chateau Pichon Comtesse…
Fine wine prices will be driven down with the Chinese government's crackdown on smuggling, Don St Pierre has told Decanter.
Bordeaux 2012 is a vintage with low, soft tannins and good fruit flavours, vignerons say – but a good deal of work is necessary in the winery to deliver that
Jean-Guillaume Prats, who has just announced his departure as managing director of Cos d'Estournel, will be taking up a new post with LVMH-owned Estates & Wines – makers of Cloudy…
Bordeaux vignerons have lost their fight with the Bordeaux Wine Bureau (CIVB) over fees, which they claimed were being wasted.
ASC Fine Wines has announced that as of next week, October 15, John D Watkins will succeed Don St Pierre Jnr as CEO, whilst St Pierre will become Executive Chairman…
The English owners of Domaine Sainte Rose in Languedoc-Roussillon are to return to their British roots with the purchase of 90 acres of land near Canterbury and the Kent coast.
French Wineries are cutting back on capital investments, a new study suggests, even as Bordeaux reaches record levels of exports.
England's largest wine estate, Nyetimber, has announced it will be making no 2012 sparkling wine, because the difficult growing season means it can not produce sufficiently high quality wine from…
Lord Norman Foster has designed new cellars for Bordeaux's Chateau Margaux.