Andrew Jefford looks at two recent political controversies for French wine, and considers their impact...
The Constitutional Council rejected an amendment to the Evin Law that had been backed by Parliament and was intended to give educational bodies and wine tourism operators more freedom to…
The French government, having floundered for several years following François Hollande’s election in May 2012, has found something resembling a sense of purpose under Hollande’s second Prime Minister Manuel Valls,…
The amendment to the Evin Law, proposed by Republican senator Gerard César, will now permit a greater distinction between advertising and education. If passed into legislation, the Evin Law would…
Cotes du Rhone winemakers are the latest to fall foul of France's anti-alcohol lobby after being ordered to change the slogan on an advertising campaign, but a court ruled the…
France's health ministry has rubbished suggestions that it plans to put stricter health warnings on wine labels or that the government will raise taxes on wine.
French wine industry lobby group, Vin & Societe, has launched a campaign to force France's Government to listen to its concerns ahead of a new public health bill.
The health lobby in France has invoked the Evin Law in a call for stricter limits on what bloggers and social media users can write about wine online.
Drinks companies must do more to tackle the harm their products cause, the government has said in a wide-ranging report that suggests bringing in French-style curbs on alcohol advertising.
A powerful alliance of health professionals wants a French-style ban on alcoholic drinks advertising on television and at sports events in the UK.
The signs are that France's new President, Francois Hollande, will support the wine industry more than his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy did, although his stated dislike of the rich may be…
France's first wine network is in danger of being banned at home before even filming its first show.
The Senate in Paris has ratified an amendment to the Evin Law, allowing use of the internet for alcohol advertising.
In a move which has the French wine community up in arms, the Sarkozy government has upped the stakes in its war against alcohol abuse by banning all outside drinking.
The French National Assembly has agreed to allow alcohol advertising online.
The French wine industry is preparing for a tense weekend as the General Assembly in Paris continues to debate its controversial healthcare bill.
The French National Assembly is this week debating amendments to a raft of laws aimed at stopping under-age drinking.
Free wine tastings in France could be banned if a suggested amendment to the public health bill is accepted by the government.
Confusion over the legality of wine advertising in France is driving more and more organisations to self-censorship.
Details of proposed new laws that put alcohol on the same level as pornography, and would effectively ban wine on the internet in France, were leaked to members of the…
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Online advertising provider Microsoft AdCenter is removing all wine merchants from its client list in France, saying French legislation does not permit wine advertising online.
Bordeaux winemakers should turn up the pressure against the anti-alcohol menace in France, says an alcohol industry lobbyist.
A French group has threatened Nicolas Sarkozy with industrial action if he does not curb the anti-alcohol lobby.
A French appeals court has found against brewer Heineken in a case that will see all alcohol advertising banned from French websites, decanter.com has learned.
Right-wing French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy has announced that he will give more freedom to wine advertising in France should he be elected in May.
France has just voted overwhelmingly in favour of changing the notorious Evin Law to allow more freedom in wine adverts.