New French legislation could see those who promote or incentivise binge drinking amongst youngsters face heavy fines and even a year in prison.
Rémy Cointreau has stood by its prediction of a return to growth this year as the drinks group reported a -5.6% organic sales decline in its first half results.
“Wine is the Kevin Bacon of industries. It’s related to art, music, food, people. It links everything to everything”, according to winemaker Aline Baly.
Chêne Bleu of Provence has announced the release of a new red wine named Astralabe.
Waitrose customers trade up to French wines, whatever the boss of parent company John Lewis might think, as this list proves.
Canard-Duchêne has hailed a “truly historical performance” as it outshone the wider Champagne category by posting 2.5% growth for the first half of 2014.
Having benefitted from the strength of “brand Chablis”, the time has come to tell its terroir story, according to one of the region’s key winemakers.
With the last grapes of the 2014 harvest picked, autumn is in full swing in Chablis, setting the leaves aflame. Herewith, a pictorial tour of the region.
The effect of producing vintage Champagne in Jeroboam formats is not yet fully understood and is likely to be one of the next generation of winemakers’ most intriguing challenges.
France’s wine production could reach 46.5 million hectolitres this year, a 10% rise on last year.
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