Stéphanie de Boüard has bought all of her father Hubert de Boüard’s shares at Château Angelus in St-Emilion, securing her control of the Bordeaux estate.
Decorative barrels and terrifying bottle bins were among the eclectic sights seen at last week’s Vinisud wine show in Montpellier.
The 2016 incarnation of Vinisud has been proclaimed a success with a 3% increase in visitor numbers.
Anivin de France has revealed its Vin de France ambassador wines for 2016, all of which achieved a gold or silver medal in its best value tasting.
Archaeologists in the south of France have uncovered a tavern dating back to the 1st century AD.
The 2011 vintage of St Emilion grand cru classé ‘A’, Pavie, has quietly been one of the most searched for wines on the Liv-ex exchange in the last month.
Cairanne has been formally promoted to a Côtes du Rhône cru appellation with the confirmation due to be decreed soon.
Les Grands Chais de France has appointed Mark Kears as the group’s new managing director for UK and Ireland.
The biggest barrel in the world, capable of holding 300,000 litres of wine, has been made in the Languedoc.
Fizzing Champagne and Cognac sales last year helped to boost French wine and spirits exports, with Champagne values sales up 12.1% to €2.7bn.
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