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French wine bodies have taken the argument about the crisis in French wine to the media with an ‘existentialist’ advert slamming the government’s position on French wine although the government…

Alsace wines to feature in film

The Alsace wine trade body, the CIVA, has reportedly paid €30,000 to have Alsace wines prominently displayed in a French film.

2003: One of Germany’s best

The German 2003 vintage is set to become one of the best and most rare vintages for the country despite fears of over-exposure to the sun and reduced yields.

Major merge of wine investment advisors

The expansion of multinational companies in the wine world looks set to continue as two wine investment companies merge to form Global Wine Partners LLC.

Brown-Forman closes Jekel

US drinks giant Brown-Forman has closed down Jekel vineyards’ operation in Monterey County.


In a tribute to the bushy blonde Colombian football star, Carlos Valderrama, an Argentinian wine producer will feature the celebrated player’s picture on their bottles.

Downturn for British stores at Calais

Increased taxes and an unfavourable exchange rate have caused a recent downturn of around 25% in customers at British wine stores in the channel port of Calais.

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Renowned Bordeaux second-growth estate Pichon-Lalande has expanded into South Africa after acquiring a 126ha fruit farm estate in the Stellenbosch region.

Mouton label

The Bordeaux first-growth Chateau Mouton-Rothschild has revealed the design of its new label for the 2001 vintage.

Californian wines come out

Respected Napa Valley winemakers Merryvale Vineyards are slanting their marketing towards gay consumers.

Montravel Rouge – a new French wine

Montravel is already well-known for its white wines but now a new red appellation – Montravel Rouge – is finding itself in the French media.