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.
Canard-Duchêne has hailed a “truly historical performance” as it outshone the wider Champagne category by posting 2.5% growth for the first half of 2014.
Having benefitted from the strength of “brand Chablis”, the time has come to tell its terroir story, according to one of the region’s key winemakers.
With the last grapes of the 2014 harvest picked, autumn is in full swing in Chablis, setting the leaves aflame. Herewith, a pictorial tour of the region.
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.
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