A negociants’ museum dedicated to the history and workings of the Bordeaux wine trade is opening in the Chartrons district of the city.
Philippe Cuvelier, owner of Clos Fourtet in St-Emilion, has bought Chateau Poujeaux, the large former cru bourgeois estate in the Medoc, it was announced today.
In an attempt to simplify Bordeaux wines for the consumer, estates are being told to stop using several different chateau names for the same wine, bottled at the same property.
A Chinese trading company has bought Chateau Latour-Laguens in Entre-deux-Mers – the first Chinese purchase in Bordeaux.
A major study into the wine trade’s carbon emissions has been announced in Bordeaux.
A municipal wine made in Narbonne in the Languedoc is the first-ever wine of which 100% of the profits go to charity.
As the 2007 en primeur season approaches, conditions are looking difficult in the Bordeaux fine wine market.
The value of French wine and spirits exports reached over €9bn in 2007.
A Bordeaux wine merchant has been accused of selling table wine labelled as top Bordeaux from prestigious chateaux including Pichon Longueville, Leoville Barton, Gruaud Larose and Saransot Dupre.
Actor Gerard Depardieu has been named the 16th Pope of Chateau Pape Clement, at a ceremony at the Ritz in Paris.
Jonathan Nossiter last night said he had not set out to attack Robert Parker and Michel Rolland in his new book.
Eric Murisasco, long-time cellar master and oenologist for Jean Pierre Moueix, has been confirmed as successor to Jean Claude Berrouet, with Berrouet’s son taking the winemaker post at Petrus.
Hanna Agostini, Robert Parker's one-time representative in Bordeaux, is publishing an unauthorised – and by all accounts highly inflammatory – biography of the world-famous critic.
The Sauternes 2007 harvest is well underway, but progressing slowly, with the final yield expected to be well below average.
Veteran Chateau Petrus winemaker Jean Claude Berrouet is retiring at the end of the 2007 vintage.
Buying limits are being imposed in French supermarkets to stop wholesale wine merchants snapping up blue-chip wines at knock down prices in the Foire aux Vins.
The ban de vendanges for all Bordeaux red grapes, including Cabernet Sauvignon in the Medoc, opened on October 1.
Sustainable winegrowing carries no guarantees of green practices in the vineyards, according to claims made in the latest issue of Decanter magazine.
The Castel Group, France’s largest wine company, has bought two Loire negociant houses and producers - Friedrich and Sautejeau-Beauquin.
After Merlot’s drubbing in Sideways, lovers of the grape are fighting back.
The Merlot harvest began in Pomerol last Friday (September 14) reportedly for young vines on some Moeuix estates, and chateaux on the plains.
Chateau Pape Clement owner Bernard Magrez is set to open a tasting school and restaurant at the chateau by early 2008.
German exports of Riesling reached their highest level ever in 2006, according to the latest figures from Wines of Germany.
Petit verdot, one of Bordeaux’s lesser-known red grape varieties, is on the rise according to figures from the Bordeaux wine trade body (CIVB).
The first Bordeaux whites will begin being collected this week in Pessac Leognan and Entre deux Mers.
As the 2007 Rugby World Cup approaches, the Bordeaux wine trade is trying to capitalise on its ties to some of the teams.
Moet et Chandon is facing serious supply issues, the director of the Champagne house has revealed.
The beleagured Alliance des Crus Bourgeois is set to fill the vacuum left by last month’s government decision to scrap the 2003 classification and ban its mention on wine labels.
A shortfall of up to 1.5bn wine bottles across Europe is putting producers at risk of not fulfilling orders.
The torrential rain afflicting northern Europe has left French vineyards at risk of losing much of the 2007 vintage from rot and mildew, with Bordeaux one of the worst-hit regions.