Putting a brave face on predictions for the harvest the Bordeaux wine bureau (CIVB) is comparing 2008 to 1988 – ‘a drier than usual year’.
The French wine sector has sent an open letter to the government, demanding it do more to protect the industry against the threat of the anti-alcohol lobby.
Celebrated US wine critic Robert Parker arrived in Paris last week to hear charges for alleged defamation in a second case brought against him by his former assistant, it has…
The bi-annual supermarket wine sales have started this week across France, with bargains on top Bordeaux and Burgundy wines, mainly from the 2005 and 2006 vintages.
The 2008 harvest in Bordeaux started today with Chateau Carbonnieux in Pessac Leognan bringing in the first Sauvignon Blanc grapes, ten days later than last year.
French scientists have developed a technique that detects fake wines using similar methods to those used in the fine art world.
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.