France

‘A Good Year’ author dies

Peter Mayle, the author behind a number of fictional books set in Provence with wine at their heart, has died aged 78.

Cognac exports continue upward trend to reach record high

Cognac exports continued to grow in 2017 for a third consecutive year, reaching their highest ever levels in both volume and value, despite the April 2017 frosts, which according to the BNIC, affected production less than expected.

DRC winemaker retires

The longstanding winemaker at famed Burgundian estate Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Bernard Noblet, is stepping down it has been announced.

Police swoop on Languedoc winemakers

French police arrested seven winemakers in the Languedoc this week and are holding them on unspecified charges, leading to a standoff between growers and riot officers in Montpellier.

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