Jane Anson


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

Bordeaux to test Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc

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.

Top Napa women winemakers visit 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.

Chateau Latour for sale

Bordeaux first growth property Chateau Latour is reported to be for sale, and French mogul Bernard Magrez may be among its suitors.


Winemakers, growers and representatives of the French wine sector descended onto the streets yesterday to protest against current legislative threats to the industry.