Wednesday May 19 2021 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Nantes football supporters play as a team for winegrower Romain Héraud

 “In six years, we've experienced four frosts,' says winegrower Romain Héraud, whose vineyards were severely impacted this year, and who is keeping an eye on the slow growth of the secondary buds.

Friday May 14 2021 - Business by Vitisphere

Pantone uses its colour chart to promote Bordeaux rosés

 “With Colors, we didn't just want to add two new rosés to the category. From the outset, we gave thought to the consumer and the customer experience”, says Bouey's marketing manager Frédéric Louis-Maugeais.

Thursday May 13 2021 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Vines irrigated using waste water from tourists

The project will secure the water supply for this part of the La Clape hill range, which is one of the driest regions in Occitania and has been heavily penalised by climate change.

Tuesday May 11 2021 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Frost catches secondary buds of Chardonnay in Burgundy

 Protected vineyard blocks are faring slightly better.

Monday May 10 2021 - Wine and media by Vitisphere

Cartoon court case centres on sexism and natural wines

This is only the first chapter in the legal battle over the cartoon – another hearing on messages received by wine merchant Sandrine Goeyvaerts is in the preparation stages

Friday May 07 2021 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

20 rootstocks for tomorrow’s vineyards in Burgundy

 Information presented in the form of fact sheets is taken from official data (PlantGrape catalogue) complemented by the results of the latest research programmes.

Wednesday May 05 2021 - distribution by Vitisphere

French at-home wine consumption rises after a decade-long decrease

 With the exception of varietal PGIs (excluding foreign labels), all categories of wine attracted more buyers in 2020.

Friday April 30 2021 - Culture and Wine by Vitisphere

Nicolas Vanier poised to start shooting “Champagne!”

Nicolas Vanier discovered Champagne in 2017, during a conference on mankind and nature, organised by the Unesco Mission

Thursday April 29 2021 - Business by Vitisphere

Bollinger’s first “real” investment outside France

“This transaction unites the Bollinger family with the Ponzi family, who in the 1970s pioneered the planting of Pinot Noir in Oregon”, said the press release.

Wednesday April 28 2021 - Winemaking by Vitisphere

Bordeaux looks back on its 2020 vintage

Although the Merlot grapes were quite large, they produced wines showing good tannic structure, no rustic characters or dilution.

Tuesday April 27 2021 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

OIV paints a chequered picture of the global wine market in 2020

Pau Roca, director general of OIV: “2021 could replicate 2020'.

Monday April 26 2021 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

France’s wine production estimated at 32 million hl

If current estimates are confirmed, the 2021 harvest would be lower than that of 2017, which totalled just 38 million hl.

Friday April 23 2021 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Europe’s wine regions seriously affected by frost

Thursday April 22 2021 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

The bulk market for Provence rosés dips

Wednesday April 21 2021 - Business by Vitisphere is benefiting from the surge in e-commerce sales

Tuesday April 20 2021 - Business by Vitisphere

Krug builds a showcase in Ambonnay

Monday April 19 2021 - distribution by Vitisphere

Frost will have an impact on En Primeur pricing

Friday April 16 2021 - Equipment by Vitisphere

They say this robot will prune as well as a winegrower

 After three years of intense work, the winery was delighted this winter to mount its autonomous unit on a New Holland machine, which will handle distribution. Next year, 100 hectares will be pruned using R2T2.

Thursday April 15 2021 - Equipment by Vitisphere

26 photovoltaic projects in French vineyards for Sun'Agri

 The first results collected during the 2019 season on the Piolenc site showed that vines shaded by the equipment withstood soaring summer temperatures better than the others.

Tuesday April 13 2021 - Business by Vitisphere

Saint-Émilion classified growth sells for €75 million

 The property has been in the family since 1847 and Joséphine Duffau-Lagarrosse will be the eighth generation of the family to run it.

Monday April 12 2021 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Unprecedented cold snap wreaks havoc across France’s wine regions

 Two regions seem to have come out unscathed – Alsace and Pyrénées-Orientales.

Friday April 09 2021 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

French winegrowers call for financial support from the European Commission

Wednesday April 07 2021 - marketing by Vitisphere

Coteaux Champenois, Champagne’s new wave

 Long before bubbles came along, the Champagne wine region was a major producer of red wines (“clairets”), which far outnumbered white and rosé wines (“paillets”), before secondary bottle fermentation was mastered.

Tuesday April 06 2021 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Bordeaux converting to organic on a massive scale

 “The trend towards organic conversion is based on the social awareness of our members”, adds Philippe Cazaux.

Monday April 05 2021 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

French vineyards on maximum frost alert

 To make matters worse, on April 1, Emmanuel Buisson feared radiation frost on Sunday morning, April 4, in the South-East, Bordeaux area, the Loire Valley and Burgundy.

Thursday April 01 2021 - Winemaking by Vitisphere

An increase in calcium precipitation in wines

 To the best of our knowledge, there is only one product that can stabilise wines specifically against calcium precipitation and that is STABICa from the Champagne research centre.

Wednesday March 31 2021 - Business by Vitisphere

Millésime Bio to retain digital format in 2022

 Although the digital exhibition is more time-consuming to execute and requires shipping samples, it can nevertheless reach out to new visitors who would not have made the trip.

Monday March 29 2021 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

2045, the new deadline for new vineyard planting permits

 Presiding over the Council meeting on 23 March, the Portuguese Minister for Agriculture, Maria do Céu Antunes, said that CAP negotiations must be finalised over the first half of 2021.

Friday March 26 2021 - marketing by Vitisphere

Pesticide residue-free trust mark gains traction

 The aim is not to stigmatise conventional farming methods. By opening up a third avenue, the endorsement has proved, even in 2020 and certainly in the future, that zero can be positive.

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