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.
On one of the few sunny winter days in February, Vincent Lignac, 38, is pruning the 5.3 hectares of his family’s vineyard Château Guadet, on the edge of the picturesque medieval town of Saint Emilion.
The sloping hillside of Château Biac faces the Garonne River, which protects the vineyard from both frost and heat. Like its storybook setting, Château Biac has a story to tell, writes Tania Teschke.
Thierry Roset, chef de caves of Champagne house Charles Heidsieck, has died suddenly at the age of 55.
Disneyland Paris has teamed up with Champagne Lanson to release a very special cuvée exclusive to the French theme park.
Wine cooperative Plaimont may have found a solution to a demand for lower abv reds from hot wine regions – a grape known as Pedebernade 5.
A brave bunch of pickers at Domaine Marcel Lapierre in Beaujolais have stripped off during the harvest to pose for a calendar printed by the estate.
A new historical reference mentions Bordeaux first growth Haut-Brion in 1521, over 100 years before Samuel Pepys’ famous diary entry.
The new UK ambassador for Pays d’Oc IGP wines in southern France has been announced as Fiona Taylor from Christopher Piper Wines.
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