As more chateaux release their prices, pricing strategies seem immune to Robert Parker’s high scores.
Hail storms fell across the Bordeaux region this week causing widespread damage to vines in Margaux and St-Emilion.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is lending his name to a wine for the first time - for free.
Château Haut Brion has released the most expensive wine en primeur so far - with its Haut Brion Blanc on offer for £2,800 per case in the UK.
With another busy day of Bordeaux wine releases, the second week of the en primeur campaign has seen a significant proportion of high-profile wines on to the market, many at…
The state of New York is to impose a ‘floor tax’ on all beer and wine wholesalers and retailers.
Chateau Leoville Barton has already sold 85% of its production, having released its price this morning.
Chateau Latour has announced a release price of €110 on the 2008 – nearly half the price of its 2007 wine.
Bordeaux chateaux are coming up with radical schemes for kick-starting next week’s en primeur campaign – including giving hefty discounts on the 2007 vintage.
The French National Assembly has agreed to allow alcohol advertising online.
Financial turmoil surrounding the 2008 en primeur campaign has seen merchants on both sides of the Channel taking unprecedented steps to guarantee payments and deliveries.
The French wine industry is preparing for a tense weekend as the General Assembly in Paris continues to debate its controversial healthcare bill.
Wine terrorists CRAV have attacked La Domaine de la Baume, the Languedoc estate owned by Grand Chais de France, France’s second biggest wine group.
First growths must 'send a shockwave' by releasing their prices straight after the en primeur tastings in order to save the 2008 campaign, a prominent negociant has said.
The BBC’s enjoyable wine series continued last night with an almost tongue-in-cheek portrait of Chateau Margaux.
Chateau Cheval Blanc, the Premier Grand Cru Classe property in St-Emilion, is to build a new, ‘contemporary’ winery next year.
Chardonnay, Syrah, Zinfandel and Chenin Blanc could be grown and produced in Bordeaux if the French appellations body approves trials of the grapes later this month.
A small vineyard in the middle of the Haut Brion domaine is to begin bottling its own wines.
For one weekend each spring, Bordeaux’s top châteaux open up their doors to the public for drinking and dining. By JANE ANSON
The normally calm streets of St-Emilion have been shaken by spats over the 2006 classification. JANE ANSON assesses the impact of the fallout
Crushpad, the Californian company that allows anyone to become a winemaker, is opening a branch in Bordeaux.
A delegation of some of the leading female winemakers from the Napa Valley are visiting Bordeaux for conferences, tastings, chateaux visits and ideas exchange.
Bordeaux first growth property Chateau Latour is reported to be for sale, and French mogul Bernard Magrez may be among its suitors.
The en primeur campaign for the 2008 vintage may not happen, warns Château Petrus owner Jean-François Moueix.
French cooperage Radoux has released a limited edition leather-bound barrel with a Swarovski crystal bung (stopper), for the winemaker who has everything.
Over half the French population believes wine poses a health risk, a French survey says.
The Bordeaux wine industry has announced it aims to reduce carbon emissions by 75% by 2050.
Sauternes chateaux are still working on one of the latest vintages on record.
The Castel Group, France’s largest wine producer, has doubled its wine sales in China.
Winemakers, growers and representatives of the French wine sector descended onto the streets yesterday to protest against current legislative threats to the industry.