Jane Anson

Merlot harvest  begins in Pomerol

The Merlot harvest began in Pomerol last Friday (September 14) reportedly for young vines on some Moeuix estates, and chateaux on the plains.

Petit Verdot on the rise in Bordeaux

Petit verdot, one of Bordeaux’s lesser-known red grape varieties, is on the rise according to figures from the Bordeaux wine trade body (CIVB).

Cru Bourgeois to rise again with new name

The beleagured Alliance des Crus Bourgeois is set to fill the vacuum left by last month’s government decision to scrap the 2003 classification and ban its mention on wine labels.

Chateau Latour sued for cutting allocation

A Bordeaux wine merchant has successfully sued Chateau Latour for dropping its allocation of en primeur wine - and plans to return to court to demand further compensation.

Tesco may offer Bordeaux en primeur

Tesco may offer its customers Bordeaux en primeur next year – a move that will cause seismic changes in the 400-year-old industry.

First carbon-neutral vineyards in Bordeaux

Despagne Family vineyards has instigated a programme for biofuel and waste management in an attempt to create a carbon neutral vineyard, the first one in Bordeaux.

Vinexpo opens with chaos for South Africa

Vinexpo opened yesterday amid chaos for the South African contingent, whose entire delivery of sample wines had been stopped on the French Belgian border.

Pomerol’s La Pointe for sale

Chateau La Pointe, the largest Pomerol estate to go on the open market for years, is currently up for sale for around €32m.

Laughing all the way to the Left Bank

Bordeaux is beginning to project a more modern identity to woo visitors, one that recognises the importance of consumers, says Jane Anson. Two ambitious projects in the Médoc are leading…