The grande dame of Bordeaux on living through World War Two, making the 1982 vintage at Château Pichon-Lalande and her admiration of the Queen.
Figures just released by the CIVC show that global Champagne shipments have fallen for the second consecutive year.
Despite difficult growing conditions, Burgundy 2012 remains a better buy than Bordeaux, says Corney & Barrow’s MD.
Bordeaux was still the top wine by volume for Sotheby’s in 2013 despite the Burgundy surge headed by Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti was the most valuable fine wine sold by Sotheby’s in 2013.
Haynes, Hanson & Clark is looking to boost its Burgundy offering with wines from the Mâconnais and Châlonnaise as Côte d’Or prices rise and volumes shrink.
Despite the efforts of French politicians, there may be light at the end of the tunnel for marketing French wines.
A body found in the Dordogne last weekend may be one of the victims from the recent helicopter crash and is possibly one of the Chinese occupants.
A menacing letter claiming that the recent helicopter crash in Bordeaux was not an accident has been sent to a local newspaper as well as estate agents in the area.
Wine and Warfare looks at the resilience of France’s vineyards from the Hundred Years War, through the campaigns of Napoleon to the ravages of WW2.
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