The French wine industry is preparing for a tense weekend as the General Assembly in Paris continues to debate its controversial healthcare bill.
Wine terrorists CRAV have attacked La Domaine de la Baume, the Languedoc estate owned by Grand Chais de France, France’s second biggest wine group.
First growths must 'send a shockwave' by releasing their prices straight after the en primeur tastings in order to save the 2008 campaign, a prominent negociant has said.
The BBC’s enjoyable wine series continued last night with an almost tongue-in-cheek portrait of Chateau Margaux.
Chateau Cheval Blanc, the Premier Grand Cru Classe property in St-Emilion, is to build a new, ‘contemporary’ winery next year.
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.
A small vineyard in the middle of the Haut Brion domaine is to begin bottling its own wines.
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Crushpad, the Californian company that allows anyone to become a winemaker, is opening a branch in 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.
Bordeaux first growth property Chateau Latour is reported to be for sale, and French mogul Bernard Magrez may be among its suitors.
The en primeur campaign for the 2008 vintage may not happen, warns Château Petrus owner Jean-François Moueix.
French cooperage Radoux has released a limited edition leather-bound barrel with a Swarovski crystal bung (stopper), for the winemaker who has everything.
Over half the French population believes wine poses a health risk, a French survey says.
The Bordeaux wine industry has announced it aims to reduce carbon emissions by 75% by 2050.
Sauternes chateaux are still working on one of the latest vintages on record.
The Castel Group, France’s largest wine producer, has doubled its wine sales in China.
Winemakers, growers and representatives of the French wine sector descended onto the streets yesterday to protest against current legislative threats to the industry.
The French minister of health supports changing the Evin Law to allow wine advertising on the internet.
The French government has proposed a series of measures aimed at cracking down on youth drinking.
Two amateur winemakers died last weekend treading grapes for home-made wine.
The Right Bank harvest in Bordeaux is drawing to a close this week, with most of the Merlots now picked, and the Cabernet due to be finished early next week.
French winemakers are calling for nationwide demonstrations to force the government to abandon its position on wine advertising.
A new system which offers a phonetic translation of the top chateaux names has been set up by Singaporean journalist Ch’ng Poh Tiong.
After years of false starts, the new Côtes de Bordeaux appellation will go ahead from the 2008 vintage.
Bordeaux winemakers are calling for a system of reserves to be brought in to cope with low yields of white grapes.
As the sunshine continues in Bordeaux, the Semillon harvest in Pessac Leognan is underway - around 10 days later than average.
Confusion over the legality of wine advertising in France is driving more and more organisations to self-censorship.
Putting a brave face on predictions for the harvest the Bordeaux wine bureau (CIVB) is comparing 2008 to 1988 – ‘a drier than usual year’.