Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot are the most popular grapes used to produce good value French wines, according to the UK’s press and top sommeliers.
The 2012 vintage of Pontet-Canet’s second wine, Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet, has had its AOC application rejected and will instead be bottled as Vin de France.
The great and good of the Champagne community descended on Reims last week to celebrate 10 years of the Champagne Ambassador’s Awards.
France has beaten reigning champions Belgium in the second annual world blind tasting championship.
French Crémant and Mousseux are well placed to become the next styles to enjoy a breakthrough in the buoyant UK sparkling wine market.
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.
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