Tuesday July 20 2021 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Champagne winegrowers crack under pressure from mildew

 One word sums up the general feeling across Champagne after torrential rain fell on vines already badly affected by mildew – unprecedented.

Monday July 19 2021 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

France makes first move to appease Champagne/shampanskoïe dispute

“We are hopeful that the translation of OIV's work into Russian [...] will encourage the Russian Federation to adopt wine standards that fully comply with international standards”, said a French diplomat.

Thursday July 15 2021 - Expert advice by Vitisphere

As harvest season approaches, how is the bulk wine market performing?

“Stocks are not such a worry as they were at the end of 2020”, stresses Rafael del Rey.

Wednesday July 14 2021 - marketing by Vitisphere

ALDI’s Champagne sorbet goes sour

Protecting consumers and appellations, the German justice system followed the recommendation of the CJEU and recognised that in this case, the name ‘Champagner Sorbet’ was contrary to the provisions of European regulations.

Friday July 09 2021 - wine Tourism by Vitisphere

Burgundy’s wine centres reveal their funding, and visitor targets

The BIVB officially approved the wine tourism projects in December 2016 but they have been in the planning process since 2010.

Thursday July 08 2021 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

How climate change is changing the nursery profession

 The profession is changing, not to mention weather incidents. “The risks of frost and flooding are increasing, putting our production at risk”.

Monday July 05 2021 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

EU Commissioner explains the new CAP to the wine industry

 For de-alcoholisation and labelling, “at this stage, it is a political agreement. The detailed provisions for the application of this agreement will be decided later by the Commission”, warns Janusz Wojciechowski.

Friday July 02 2021 - marketing by Vitisphere

Vins de France looks to cocktails to promote awareness

 The cocktails also seek to leverage the trend for no-low alcohol drinks

Wednesday June 30 2021 - Business by Vitisphere

First Cognac matured in steam-toasted barrels hits the market

 Providing proof that there is still room for innovation in the Cognac appellation area, Jérôme Durand claims, “Our role is to innovate, that's why we’re here”.

Tuesday June 29 2021 - distribution by Vitisphere

Vivino doubled its online sales during the pandemic

 From buyers’ own brands to small, boutique-scale artisanal wines, “the ability to rate everything is a good thing for the industry”, claims Heini Zachariassen.

Thursday June 24 2021 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Dijon officialises a “quality application” to host the UN of Wine

 OIV is expected to announce the selected city on 12 July, the day after its next general assembly.

Wednesday June 23 2021 - marketing by Vitisphere

Rhone wines open Chinese promotion office

 At the June AGM, Philippe Pellaton explained that this decision is part of the board’s “support for market recovery, stimulus of demand and activation of a preference for the Rhone Valley wine region”.

Tuesday June 22 2021 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

RNA emerges as a new way of combatting flavescence dorée in vineyards

 Using RNA technology, the ability of the S. titanus leafhopper to transmit flavescence dorée phytoplasma to grapevines could be eliminated.

Monday June 21 2021 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

French wine exports perform (exceptionally) well since US taxes were lifted

 Among appellation wine regions, Bordeaux has witnessed a sharp increase in shipments since the lifting of taxes, to 24,900 hectolitres and €36.3 million in April 2021.

Friday June 18 2021 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Enhancing synergies between the three Provence appellations

 “Every time a consumer dies, it's a red wine consumer. And every time a consumer is born, it's a rosé wine consumer!” quips Olivier Nasles.

Thursday June 17 2021 - Business by Vitisphere

Hennessy Cognac intends to double its profits in 10 years

 By 2030, Hennessy also intends to be carbon neutral, reducing its emissions by 50%.

Wednesday June 16 2021 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

The wine industry triumphs in CAP reform

 “We have succeeded in reintroducing the possibility of adding sustainability restrictions to production specifications, on a voluntary basis”, said a delighted Irène Torellet.

Friday June 11 2021 - Equipment by Vitisphere

Prominent distributor takes over sales of keg wines in France

 OneCircle has been marketing to France since 2015, and to date has sold 500,000 KeyKegs per year to 300 French customers, 65% of them brewery operators and 35% in the wine industry.

Wednesday June 09 2021 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Controversy over efficacy of Genodics technique against vine esca

 Genodics promises a refund if the spread of the disease does not slow down by at least 30%.

Tuesday June 08 2021 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Another month until French wines can be permanently freed from Trump taxes

 In the coming weeks, “we hope to make progress towards the resolution of these conflicts, which is our desired outcome”, concludes a ministerial source.

Monday June 07 2021 - Business by Vitisphere

Buzet co-op buys Rigal and leverages AdVini’s export reach

 The Buzet and Rigal brands will remain independent – both in terms of locations and staff – and will be supported in overseas markets by AdVini's export offices.

Friday June 04 2021 - Equipment by Vitisphere

Wrap your vines in a fleece to protect them against the frost!

 “We have two problems to solve”, says Emmanuel Ogereau: “The wind and the time it takes to install the fleece. It took us 50 hours with several people”.

Thursday June 03 2021 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

The Breton wine industry becomes more structured and professional

 Breton winegrowers range in backgrounds from newcomers seeking a change of career to Breton farmers aiming to diversify into winegrowing.

Wednesday June 02 2021 - Culture and Wine by Vitisphere

Growing vines in France to revive Iran’s wine culture

 After establishing a Persian-inspired winery in France, Masrour Makaremi's goal is to plant a vineyard in Iran.

Tuesday June 01 2021 - Equipment by Vitisphere

Sitevi marks the return of the major technical exhibitions

 Several major companies have confirmed they will be attending Sitevi.

Monday May 31 2021 - Land management by Vitisphere

Covid has a significant impact on prices of French vineyards

 The price of vines outside appellation boundaries rose by 0.9% (to €14,500/ha), following a “gradual upturn over the last 10 years” commented land registry agency SAFER.

Thursday May 27 2021 - Equipment by Vitisphere

Maturing wines in amphorae produced with a 3-D printer

 To optimise the space required in wineries, Quentin Joly explains that the company can also design square tanks.

Wednesday May 26 2021 - Business by Vitisphere

€40,000 raised for a 100% Parisian wine

 In 2021, Pif à Papa should market a dozen labels, including three from Ile-de-France. Partnership arrangements have been signed with three winegrowers in the Ile de France region.

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