Pontet-Canet has jumped the starting gun for this year’s en primeurs, releasing its 2013 vintage at €60 a bottle ex-négociant – the same price as the 2012.
Burgundy’s growing season is already some two weeks ahead of itself due to a warm start to spring, prompting fears of frost damage.
Despite the worldwide fame of some Burgundian appellations, there are still many which lack major recognition the export director for the Burgundy Bureau has said.
Château Latour has re-released its 2004 vintage and 2006 Forts de Latour with respective premiums of 23% and 6% – and the market has greeted it with “deathly silence”.
A new multi-country, multi-language website for French Wines called vins-france.com has gone live.
A group of militant winemakers has appeared to claim responsibility for an arson attack on two telephone exchanges.
The Rhône has maintained its off-trade lead within the French category despite a slight dip in volume over 2013.
A journalist who wrote a book “exposing” the wine industry and lambasting Saint Emilion as “cruel” is facing legal action from Angélus’s owner, Hubert de Boüard.
A biodynamic winemaker is facing a fine of €5,000 for allegedly wrongly linking 2,800 bottles of his vin de table wine to an Appellation of Origin (AOC).
The second Millésimes Alsace trade fair will take place this June with a focus on Riesling, but also Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Crémant d’Alsace.
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