Jane Anson

Bordeaux 2009 harvest kicks off

Pessac Léognan estate Château Carbonnieux has kicked off the 2009 Bordeaux vintage, making this a much earlier harvest than 2008.

EU has no plans for an ‘alcohol-free Europe’

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 2008: chateaux have ‘misread’ the market

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