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.
Alain Vironneau, who has been elected unopposed as president of CIVB, comes to the post promising conciliation but has warned government must decentralise control if the wine industry is to…
Margaux estate Chateau Marquis d’Alesme Becker has just been sold to Labégorce owner Hubert Perrodo for €25m.
As the EU slashes winemaking subsidies, Languedoc winemakers' fortunes are plummeting, according to new figures released this week
René Renou, the president of the Institut National des Appellations d’Orgine (INAO), and one of the most influential men in French winemaking, has died aged 54.
Alain Vironneau, current president of the Syndicate of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur, is set to take over the presidency of the CIVB.
France is celebrating its expat winemakers with a wine fair and conference bringing together all those who make their wine overseas.
Christian Delpeuch, president of the Bordeaux wine trade body, dramatically resigned today in protest at the lack of progress on the reforms needed in the region.
Chateau Guiraud, one of Sauternes’ top estates, is in the process of being sold, decanter.com has learned.
A Bordeaux Union is asking the government to match its distillation subsidy to the amount they can make by selling the wine.
The memories of winemaking veterans such as Philippine de Rothschild and Andre Lurton are to be preserved as recorded interviews in a new project set up by the Academy of…
The Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur union has voted to continue to withhold the 2005 vintage unless winemakers receive €1,000 per tonneau, despite a sharp downturn in sales.
A Bordeaux proprietor is set to launch a wine made by a different person every year.
Leading Bordeaux négociant Millésima is expanding into the US market, and will be ready to trade following next month’s en primeur campaign.
Jean-Luc Thunevin has entered his three so-called ‘garagiste’ wines to be considered amongst the top growths of St Emilion.
The 1976 Judgement of Paris is to be recreated - this time with two panels in England and California, working simultaneously though video link.
Bordeaux wine merchant William Pitters - formerly owned by Bernard Magrez but now part of Marie Brizard - has been found guilty of false advertising and fined €30,000 for the…
The unofficial boycott of French wine in the US has cost the country an estimated US$112m (£64m), according to an official study.
The five Bordeaux Côtes are looking to create a new, simpler AOC in a bid to make their wines easier for the consumer to understand.
The French government confirmed last week that winemakers in Cognac will lose their historic right to cépage à double fin.
Bernard Magrez, owner of grand cru classé Chateau Pape Clément, is opening two shops early next year in Paris and Bordeaux.
Bordeaux needs to embrace wine tourism and celebrate the enjoyment of wine rather than the technical expertise that goes into making it, producers said as six chateaux won Best of…
Philippe Raoux of Bordeaux Chateau d’Arsac has drawn up plans for a multimillion euro ‘California-style’ wine centre – in the middle of the Médoc.
A French proprietor this week received a six-month suspended sentence, and a €5,000 fine, for the involuntary manslaughter of an employee who died cleaning wine vats on a Bordeaux estate.
The agreed period for crisis distillation in Bordeaux ended on 31July, with only 200,000hl of surplus wine having been sent for distillation.
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
The appellations system is ‘losing its impact’, the INAO chief told an influential audience of wine decision-makers at Vinexpo.
The red wines of Beaume de Venise have this week become the 14th AOC from the Côtes de Rhone region.
CIVB president Christian Delpeuch will remain in his post until 2007 under new rules voted by the Bordeaux trade body’s general assembly