Jean Marie le Pen, president of the French far right National Front party, has been banging the drum for French vignerons.
Prince Charles is joining the greatest artists of the 20th century as he becomes the latest painter to feature on Chateau Mouton-Rothschild’s label.
Calvet, one of Bordeaux's oldest negociant houses, has been sold to Grand Chais de France, owners of the JP Chenet brand.
Two of France’s most celebrated winemakers have created a wine from two of its most prestigious appellations.
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.
Bordeaux veteran Jean Michel Cazes has finally realised his dream of restoring the village of Bages.
Britions might be drinking increasingly more American than French wine, but it turns out that we’d still rather be French.
UNESCO has opened the world’s first Chair in Wine & Culture at the University of Burgundy.
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.
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.
The first Bordeaux grapes came off the vines in Pessac-Leognan this week with Chateau Carbonnieux kicking off the 2006 harvest on August 28.
Bordeaux’s Chateau de Sours is launching a sparkling version of its renowned rosé, with plans to have it in the UK by December 2006.
New German labour laws limiting the number of registered Polish agricultural workers are threatening harvests across the country.
Ernst Loosen, one of Germany’s leading Riesling producers, is to make an Oregon Pinot Noir, decanter.com has learned.
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…
Margaux estate Chateau Marquis d’Alesme Becker has just been sold to Labégorce owner Hubert Perrodo for €25m.
As the EU slashes winemaking subsidies, Languedoc winemakers' fortunes are plummeting, according to new figures released this week
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.
Alain Vironneau, current president of the Syndicate of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur, is set to take over the presidency of the CIVB.
France is celebrating its expat winemakers with a wine fair and conference bringing together all those who make their wine overseas.
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, one of Sauternes’ top estates, is in the process of being sold, decanter.com has learned.
A Bordeaux Union is asking the government to match its distillation subsidy to the amount they can make by selling the wine.
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…
The Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur union has voted to continue to withhold the 2005 vintage unless winemakers receive €1,000 per tonneau, despite a sharp downturn in sales.
A Bordeaux proprietor is set to launch a wine made by a different person every year.
Leading Bordeaux négociant Millésima is expanding into the US market, and will be ready to trade following next month’s en primeur campaign.
Jean-Luc Thunevin has entered his three so-called ‘garagiste’ wines to be considered amongst the top growths of St Emilion.
The 1976 Judgement of Paris is to be recreated - this time with two panels in England and California, working simultaneously though video link.
Bordeaux wine merchant William Pitters - formerly owned by Bernard Magrez but now part of Marie Brizard - has been found guilty of false advertising and fined €30,000 for the…