Jane Anson

Only a fraction of distillation targets are met

CIVB president Christian Delpeuch has challenged producers unwilling to distil surplus stocks to ‘explain their attitude’ in the face of the ‘grave’ situation facing French wine

Renou attacks AOC failings

The appellations system is ‘losing its impact’, the INAO chief told an influential audience of wine decision-makers at Vinexpo.

New south of France AOCs

The red wines of Beaume de Venise have this week become the 14th AOC from the Côtes de Rhone region.

Radical changes in Cognac

Radical changes are being forced in Cognac as EC aid for distillation comes to an end in 2006.

Château Brown changes hands

The Yvon Mau family has just completed the purchase of one of Bordeaux’s oldest and most prestigious châteaux – Château Brown in Pessac Léognan.

Bordeaux must open its doors to visitors

The future of Bordeaux depends on opening its doors and losing its reputation for being dismissive of visitors, CIVB head Christian Delpeuch said at the Great Wine Capitals Awards last…

Lurton leaves en primeur

Bordeaux producer André Lurton announced exclusively to decanter.com this week that he plans to withdraw Chateau La Louvière from the en primeur marketplace in Bordeaux.

Last Bordeaux mixture factory closes

La Cornubia, the last factory to produce the famous ‘Bouillie Bordelaise’ (Bordeaux mixture) in the Gironde, has ceased trading.

New CIVB head plans tough new regime

Too many Bordeaux wines don't deserve the name - and winemakers must be quicker to understand the styles demanded by the international market, the newly-elected head of the CIVB has…