A bill put forward to the French senate to give the country’s wines and vineyards national heritage status has been accepted.
St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé A estate Château Angélus has slashed the production of its 2013 grand vin by 40% in order to “protect” the brand.
Burgundian winemaker Emmanuel Giboulot has been fined €500 for refusing to spray his vines against the leaf-hopper virus.
Bordeaux first growth Château Mouton Rothschild is seeking €410,000 in damages from Domaine Mouton in Givry for “usurping” its name.
Sales of Bordeaux wines in the UK have grown by 14.2% in volume and 18.6% in value, according to data compiled by market research firm IRI.
The first day of the communal tastings with the Union des Grands Crus gives a broader appreciation of the vintage on the Left Bank.
Our first report from the 2013 en primeurs spans St Estèphe to Margaux, with thoughts on Montrose, Pichon Lalande and Lafite among others.
With a mixture of admiration, caution and near indifference, the trade considered the impact of Pontet-Canet’s surprise release this week.
Last week the drinks business was lucky enough to take a trip to sun-drenched Burgundy for the Grands Jours de Bourgogne
Ben Kennedy gives his insights into the new wines of the Bordeaux 2013 vintage ahead of en primeur week.
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