viticulture

Provence vine grower shot at while spraying crop

Representatives from the local farming and winemaking associations have written to the French President after a grower was shot at while spreading Bordeaux mixture on his vines. 

OIV: Wine producers ‘face post-war solutions’

Director of the OIV, Pau Roca, said that some wine producers are facing conditions similar to a post-war environment, as he warns that there could be a potential 50% reduction in value sales in Europe.

Quarter of agricultural land in Europe to be organic by 2030

The European Commission has set a number of new environmental targets, including the reduction of pesticide usage by 50% and the goal of 25% of EU farmland being organic by 2030.

Château Lafite CEO sees ‘positive’ side of climate change

As the debate over global warming - and the introduction of new varieties - intensifies across Bordeaux, Chateau Lafite's President and CEO Jean-Guillaume Prats remains optimistic about the region's future.

Symingtons test vineyard robots

September 11th, 2017

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