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…
A French wine range has been launched that promises to bring together single wine lovers through a parallel online dating site.
The Fladgate Partnership, owners of port houses Taylor’s, Fonseca, Croft and Delaforce is to open a luxury hotel and wine spa.
A survey released this week has named Gallo Family Vineyards the world’s most powerful wine brand.
Bernard Magrez is to begin a joint venture with a leading Japanese wine maker, Yuji Aruga of Katsunuma Winery.
As buyers await the first price releases for the 2006 Bordeaux en primeur campaign, one of Japan’s leading wine merchants has said that their 2005 campaign was a ‘disaster’, and…
Bordeaux consultant Michel Rolland has launched his own wine company, and will no longer sell his wines through the traditional négociant system.
Europe’s first major trial of a natural cork closure which claims to stop cork taint in wine, got underway this week in Bordeaux.
On 23 June each year, Oporto transforms itself from hard-working town to party capital during one of the wine world’s liveliest but least-known festivals. The highlight is the port houses’…
Plans for a massive new road through Bordeaux have been shelved.
Over €600,000 of first growth and other top Bordeaux wines have been stolen from one of France’s oldest negociant houses in a heist which bears all the hallmarks of an…
Chateau Angelus owner Hubert de Bouard has been named regional president of France’s wine regulatory body, the INAO.
Chateau la Dauphine in Fronsac is bucking the Bordeaux system by declassifying one of its properties to boost production of its most popular wine.
Almost eight months after its original scheduled opening, Millésima US finally opened its doors earlier this month.
Bordeaux entrepreneur and Chateau-owner Bernard Magrez has continued the expansion of his wine empire, acquiring properties in Chile and Spain.
Leading members of the French wine industry have signalled their intention to challenge EU winemaking reforms.
Jean Marie le Pen, president of the French far right National Front party, has been banging the drum for French vignerons.
Prince Charles is joining the greatest artists of the 20th century as he becomes the latest painter to feature on Chateau Mouton-Rothschild’s label.
Calvet, one of Bordeaux's oldest negociant houses, has been sold to Grand Chais de France, owners of the JP Chenet brand.
Two of France’s most celebrated winemakers have created a wine from two of its most prestigious appellations.
Californian wines have once again beaten their French counterparts in a blind tasting – judged this time by a group set up expressly to challenge the ‘Americanisation’ of taste.
Bordeaux veteran Jean Michel Cazes has finally realised his dream of restoring the village of Bages.
Britions might be drinking increasingly more American than French wine, but it turns out that we’d still rather be French.
UNESCO has opened the world’s first Chair in Wine & Culture at the University of Burgundy.
The cream of the international wine and arts worlds caroused till dawn – and beyond – at a party at Bordeaux’s Chateau de Sours last weekend.
Bernard Farges was this week declared new president of France’s biggest and most powerful union, the Syndicate des Vins de Bordeaux et Bordeaux Superieur.
The first Bordeaux grapes came off the vines in Pessac-Leognan this week with Chateau Carbonnieux kicking off the 2006 harvest on August 28.
Bordeaux’s Chateau de Sours is launching a sparkling version of its renowned rosé, with plans to have it in the UK by December 2006.
New German labour laws limiting the number of registered Polish agricultural workers are threatening harvests across the country.
Ernst Loosen, one of Germany’s leading Riesling producers, is to make an Oregon Pinot Noir, decanter.com has learned.