Producers in Sancerre are apparently threatening to leave the AOC system following the governing body’s decision to close the local office.
Key Burgundy estate Domaine Faiveley has acquired Domaine Dupont-Tisserandot in Gevrey-Chambertin.
An Italian father and son have been arrested on suspicion of counterfeiting €2 million worth of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.
Some of France’s elite winemakers are planting vines in China, looking to produce the “perfect grape” in the country.
The late spring that has so affected France’s vineyards this year has meant harvesting has finished in the southern Rhône before it has even begun in parts of the north.
The French government has spent €50,000 on regional French wines to restock the cellar of the Elysée Palace after a sell-off earlier this year.
Vintage conditions in Bordeaux this year have favoured white wines and the Cabernet grape.
Wines from Haut-Brion since 2008 offer some of the best value of all the first growths when prices and scores are taken into consideration.
Vignobles André Lurton has announced it has secured renowned winemaking consultant, Michel Rolland to work on improving the domaine’s wines.
Maison Louis Jadot President Pierre-Henri Gagey has outlined the extent of July’s hail damage in the Côte de Beaune, which has affected a third of his Burgundy vineyards.
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