Jane Anson

Jean-Marie Le Pen visits Bordeaux

Jean Marie le Pen, president of the French far right National Front party, has been banging the drum for French vignerons.

Calvet sold to Grands Chais

Calvet, one of Bordeaux's oldest negociant houses, has been sold to Grand Chais de France, owners of the JP Chenet brand.

M²: Pomerol meets Hermitage

Two of France’s most celebrated winemakers have created a wine from two of its most prestigious appellations.

California in pole position yet again

Californian wines have once again beaten their French counterparts in a blind tasting – judged this time by a group set up expressly to challenge the ‘Americanisation’ of taste.

Britons want to be French

Britions might be drinking increasingly more American than French wine, but it turns out that we’d still rather be French.

UNESCO: new wine chair

UNESCO has opened the world’s first Chair in Wine & Culture at the University of Burgundy.

UK contingent ‘lets rip’ at de Sours

The cream of the international wine and arts worlds caroused till dawn – and beyond – at a party at Bordeaux’s Chateau de Sours last weekend.

New Bordeaux Sup Syndicate head

Bernard Farges was this week declared new president of France’s biggest and most powerful union, the Syndicate des Vins de Bordeaux et Bordeaux Superieur.

Bordeaux harvest kicks off

The first Bordeaux grapes came off the vines in Pessac-Leognan this week with Chateau Carbonnieux kicking off the 2006 harvest on August 28.

New CIVB chief demands less government control

Alain Vironneau, who has been elected unopposed as president of CIVB, comes to the post promising conciliation but has warned government must decentralise control if the wine industry is to…

Head of INAO, Rene Renou, dies

René Renou, the president of the Institut National des Appellations d’Orgine (INAO), and one of the most influential men in French winemaking, has died aged 54.

Vironneau lined up as new CIVB chief

Alain Vironneau, current president of the Syndicate of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur, is set to take over the presidency of the CIVB.

Prodigal French winemakers return

France is celebrating its expat winemakers with a wine fair and conference bringing together all those who make their wine overseas.

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.