Chateau Lafite and its second wine, Carruades de Lafite, continue to defy the fine wine market, with prices of both continuing to rise week on week.
As the annual Foires aux Vins get underway across France, supermarkets are hoping to rid themselves of large amounts of excess 2007 stock.
One of France’s biggest online wine retailers, ChateauOnline.fr, has unexpectedly been put up for sale.
Louis Fournier, director of Domaine de la Passion Haut Brion, died last month leaving a question mark over the future of the property.
Pessac Léognan estate Château Carbonnieux has kicked off the 2009 Bordeaux vintage, making this a much earlier harvest than 2008.
Bordeaux first growth Château Latour will step up its organic project in 2010.
Octavian Vaults, the world’s largest fine wine storage facility, is planning to expand into Hong Kong.
Vinexpo CEO Robert Beynat has dismissed the internet as a commercial tool for wine.
While the European Union must take a stronger stance on addressing alcohol abuse, there are no plans for an alcohol-free Europe, says the European Commission's Director of Consumption.
Bordeaux plans to open a major venue for wine culture in April 2012, Mayor Alain Juppé has announced.
Chinese luxury goods company Hongkong A&A International has bought a controlling interest in Chateau Richelieu, one of Bordeaux’s oldest estates.
The first-ever French bonded warehouse will be launched in Bordeaux next week.
The Senate in Paris has ratified an amendment to the Evin Law, allowing use of the internet for alcohol advertising.
A third of appellation Bordeaux winemakers may lose their vineyards within a year, a new book claims.
Major trade buyers of Bordeaux in Japan, the US and traditional European markets have stayed away from this year’s 2008 campaign, complaining that the chateaux have ‘misread’ the market following…
The 2006 Saint-Emilion classification, scrapped by the French Court of Appeal, has been partially reinstated.
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.