Francois Holland, Vinexpo

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…

Vinexpo 2015, Francois Hollande

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,…

bordeaux harvest

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…

French flag

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.

bordeaux

The French wine industry is preparing for a tense weekend as the General Assembly in Paris continues to debate its controversial healthcare bill.

Leaked document proposing changes to Evin Law

MINISTERE DE LA SANTE, DE LA JEUNESSE, MINISTERE DE L’AGRICULTURE DES SPORTS ET DE LA VIE ASSOCIATIVE ET DE LA PÊCHE GROUPE DE TRAVAIL RELATIF A L’USAGE DU MEDIA INTERNET…

France: Microsoft pulls wine adverts

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.