After the devastating hail storms in Burgundy this week, and following on from hail earlier in this 2013 season, and in 2012, the president of the Regional Council, François Patriat,…
Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A Chateau Ausone, and Bordeaux negociant Barriere Freres (owned jointly by Castel Freres and Suntory), have both won cases against trademark squatters in China.
Les Vignerons de Tavel, a cooperative cellar in the rose-only appellation of Tavel, has become the first wine cooperative in France to be declared part of France's national heritage for…
The headquarters of the local Aude socialist party in Carcassonne was the site of a bomb explosion around midnight on Tuesday, July 16.
Francois Hollande, president of France, said this week that he 'can not rule out' further tax rises in 2014, prompting expectation from the wine industry of a further acceleration in…
Former president of AOC Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur, Bernard Farges, was yesterday elected president of the Bordeaux Wine Bureau (the CIVB), during the association's annual general assembly.
The city of Beaune is to open a new €10 million wine centre, called the Cite des Vins de Bourgogne, with building expected to start in 2016.
Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon is to open a restaurant in Bernard Magrez's new hotel, due to open in early summer 2014.
Political instability in Argentina is pushing up production costs for French winemakers based in the country, prompting questions over the rationale for making wine there.
The Burgundy Wine Bureau (BIVB) has reported record export sales of €214.5 million in the period between January and April 2013, signifiying a return of sales figure heights last seen…
Legrand Filles et Fils, one of Paris' most famous wine businesses, has sold a majority stake to a Japanese investor.
The Moutai Group, owners of Chateau Loudenne in Saint-Yzans-de-Medoc since April 2013, are planning to open a luxury hotel on the property.
France has named Dijon, Lyon, Paris-Rungis and Tours as the country’s first 'Cités de la Gastronomie'.
The future direction of the appellation controllée (AOC) system in France, which dates back to the 1930s, is the subject of increasingly fierce debate, with many producers both inside and…
The floods and hail of June have devastated agriculture across southwest France, from vineyards to fruit farms.
Bordeaux negociant house Bordeaux Vins Selection (BVS) has launched a suit against La Commanderie de Bordeaux, and specifically the Grand Maitre of the Commanderie, Emmanuel Cruse, for commercial damages after…
Francois Lamarche, winemaker and owner of Domaine Lamarche in Burgundys Vosne-Romanee, died on Tuesday afternoon following a tractor accident at his family's holiday home in Baudrieres, also in Burgundy.
A new Bordeaux-based association for wine start-up companies was launched this week at Vinexpo.
A hail storm at in the early hours of Monday morning has caused widespread damage across much of the Loire communes Vouvray and Reugny.
Bordeaux's oldest wine ranking, the Grands Cru Classés en 1855, is applying for the same UNESCO World Heritage status as the climats of Burgundy, and the cellars of Champagne.
The final of this year's Left Bank Bordeaux Cup was held on Friday night in the cellars of Chateau Lafite Rothschild, with Cambridge University placing first among eight teams competing…
Bernard Arnault of LVMH – owner of Hennessy, Moët et Chandon and Chateau Yquem – continues to head up the list of wealthiest wine owners in France, according to the…
At least four Bordeaux estates that were sold to Chinese buyers over the past two years are back on the market.
The health lobby in France has invoked the Evin Law in a call for stricter limits on what bloggers and social media users can write about wine online.
A new dating site aimed at wine lovers has been launched by Francoise Pauly, the founder of wine jobs website VineaJobs.
Chateau d’Yquem in Sauternes last night had 380 half-bottles of wine worth €125,000 stolen from the chateau cellars.
The difference in the price of vineland between French appellations is greater than it has ever been, according to a study.
As the Chinese economy slows, new figures confirm that Chinese consumers are seeking out less expensive wine brands.
For the first time, Robert Parker is allowing his name to be used in a branding exercise: a €2000 case of Bordeaux 2009s.
Haut-Brion owner Domaine Clarence Dillon has bought Chateau L’Arrosée, a Grand Cru Classé estate in Saint Emilion.