Some of France’s elite winemakers are planting vines in China, looking to produce the “perfect grape” in the country.
The late spring that has so affected France’s vineyards this year has meant harvesting has finished in the southern Rhône before it has even begun in parts of the north.
The French government has spent €50,000 on regional French wines to restock the cellar of the Elysée Palace after a sell-off earlier this year.
Vintage conditions in Bordeaux this year have favoured white wines and the Cabernet grape.
Wines from Haut-Brion since 2008 offer some of the best value of all the first growths when prices and scores are taken into consideration.
Vignobles André Lurton has announced it has secured renowned winemaking consultant, Michel Rolland to work on improving the domaine’s wines.
Maison Louis Jadot President Pierre-Henri Gagey has outlined the extent of July’s hail damage in the Côte de Beaune, which has affected a third of his Burgundy vineyards.
Virginie Taittinger of the Taittinger Champagne dynasty has branched out with her own Champagne brand.
London Cru, a winery in central London, has had to write off seven tonnes of French grapes it was expecting due to the severity of rot in the crop.
Champagne Gosset has released the 2002 vintage of its prestige cuvée, Celebris, which has been described by its cellar master as having “great finesse.”
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