Tuesday January 28 2020 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

600 winegrowers fined for not planting vines

 7,350 hectares of vineyard plantings have been authorised for 2020.

Monday January 27 2020 - Business by Vitisphere

Future trends in the wine market summed up in 9 figures

François Collache, Sopexa's Commercial Director for Drinks, presents the major trends in the world wine market for the next two years.

Friday January 24 2020 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Agreenculture unveils its robot Céol

 The prototype of the Céol inter-row and hybrid robot built by the start-up Agreenculture has taken its first steps in the vineyard.

Thursday January 23 2020 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Languedoc vines are starting to emerge from their slumber

A Pinot Noir bud swelling in José Garcia's vineyard in Tourouzelle.

Wednesday January 22 2020 - Business by Vitisphere

Millésime Bio transitions towards the digital era

The Sudvinbio team with Jean-Louis Cazaubon, vice-chairman of the Occitania Regional Council charged with agriculture.

Tuesday January 21 2020 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

The European and American wine industries call for the abolition of tariffs

The European and American wine industries are calling for the abolition of tariffs on both sides of the Atlantic.

Monday January 20 2020 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Saint-Émilion gets the ball rolling for the 2022 classification

The press was not invited to this internal briefing at the Salle des Dominicains, where nearly 200 people are reported to have attended.

Friday January 17 2020 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Naïo Technologies raises 14 million euros

Created in 2011 by Gaëtan Séverac and Aymeric Barthes, two robotics engineers, the Toulouse-based start-up designs and markets electric agricultural robots capable of mechanically weeding crops (vegetables and vines) autonomously.

Wednesday January 15 2020 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

EU wine production and consumption predicted to drop by 0.5% by 2030

“The wine industry is adapting to a new generation of consumers, who are changing lifestyles and preferences”, DG Agri stresses.

Tuesday January 14 2020 - Business by Vitisphere

Prowein announces France will get more floor space in 2021

Michael Degen and Professor Simone Loose at the press conference presenting Prowein 2020 in Paris on 8 January.

Monday January 13 2020 - Business by Vitisphere

Wine Paris and Vinexpo announce they are joining forces

 Comexposium and the Bordeaux CCI presented their alliance at a press conference on 8 January in Paris.

Friday December 20 2019 - marketing by Vitisphere

Provence jumps into action with a €21 million plan for exports

Provence has mobilised substantial resources to promote its wines in export markets

Thursday December 19 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

South of France marketing board exhibition postponed

Portraying the Occitania wine region as a single entity is also a challenge that must be overcome despite the deep-rooted attachment to individual areas whose landscapes and cultural attributes are promoted independently.

Wednesday December 18 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

CVG plays to its strengths and launches a 10.5% ABV Sauvignon

Xavier Lopez and Eric Lanxade believe “the wine industry needs more innovation”.

Tuesday December 17 2019 - marketing by Vitisphere

Beaujolais rosé in the spotlight

“Rosé is an essential means of diversification for our companies”, pointed out Dominique Piron.

Monday December 16 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Crémant circumvents the crisis in Bordeaux

“We are inspired by the rationale in Champagne, but compared with their success, we are modestly at year zero”, commented MD Philippe Cazaux.

Friday December 13 2019 - marketing by Vitisphere

Winegrowers are the most socially active farmers

Mickaël Ménager, marketing director of the NGPA group: “Interestingly, 65.8% of respondents have a social media account”.

Thursday December 12 2019 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

OIV rejects names of existing varieties for disease-resistant hybrids

 Advocates believe that labelling statements featuring kinship with a varietal name familiar to consumers (Cabernet, Merlot...) would speed up the spread of new disease-resistant varieties without misleading consumers.

Wednesday December 11 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Fears of US tariff hike prompt increased exports of Cognac

“For the moment, Cognac has managed to escape the measures that have hit our colleagues in the wine industry”, commented Patrice Pinet on December 5 in Cognac.

Tuesday December 10 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Trump and Macron may come to an agreement

The American and French Presidents are reportedly hammering out an agreement on the French Gafa tax.

Monday December 09 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Full house for Vinexpo and Wine Paris in 2020

Among the international visitors to Wine Paris, the countries targeted by Comexposium are the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.

Friday December 06 2019 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Château de Versailles chosen for the Bordeaux Great Growths gala dinner

This isn’t the first time the Commanderie du Bontemps has organised a fringe event during Vinexpo. Its ‘Fête de la Fleur’ closes the Bordeaux exhibition (in odd years) and its gala dinner is part of the Asia-Pacific show in Hong Kong.

Thursday December 05 2019 - Winemaking by Vitisphere

Mediterranean firms on the alert for contaminants

This vintage, winemakers in southern France must also watch out for mouse taint.

Wednesday December 04 2019 - Winemaking by Vitisphere

Nomacorc announces the release of grape-based stoppers in 2020

The Smart Green and Classic Green stoppers now have a zero carbon footprint.

Monday December 02 2019 - Equipment by Vitisphere

A new hybrid robot for winegrowers

“We come as a complement, not as a replacement for the tractor”, explained Fabien Arignon on November 26 at Sitevi.

Thursday November 28 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Vinexpo winds up the exhibition concept in Bordeaux

Among his main areas of focus, Rodolphe Lameyse is working on a code of conduct for chateaux holding fairs or events during the Bordeaux exhibition.

Wednesday November 27 2019 - Culture and Wine by Vitisphere

Biblical theme for 2017 Mouton Rothschild label

 The label of the 2017 Mouton Rothschild.

Tuesday November 26 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Over 75% of Bordeaux sells for under €1,000 /cask

 Although there are no red 2018 Bordeaux contracts below €700 a barrel, very few are trading at €1,500, the average price for the 2017 crop.

Monday November 25 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

‘Trump tax’ effect causes drop of 130 container shipments according to Hillebrand

Every year, Hillebrand handles the transit of 14,000 containers to the United States

Friday November 22 2019 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Vitibot launches two new Bakus robots

Photo of the entire Bakus straddle robot family.

Thursday November 21 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

The significance of France’s 363 PDOs and 74 PGIs

Map of the distribution of PDO (left) and PGI (right) wines in France.

Wednesday November 20 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Château Rollan de By exits the Médoc Crus Bourgeois

“With my four properties [selected], I used to be one of the most influential members of the Crus Bourgeois” said Jean Guyon, speaking in the past tense.

Tuesday November 19 2019 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

A report pinpoints the cost of a ban on glyphosate

An end to the use of glyphosate will result in significant extra costs for winegrowers.

Monday November 18 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Emmanuel Macron objects to “Dry January”

Emmanuel Macron received a magnum of 1977 de Saint Gall Champagne, a nod to his year of birth.

Friday November 15 2019 - wine Tourism by Vitisphere

Plans for a ‘Cité des vins et des climats’ in Beaune unveiled

Plans for the future Burgundy ‘Cité des vins et des climats’ which will be built in Beaune starting 2020

Thursday November 14 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

The European Wine Market (and Price) Observatory launches

Year in, year out, European wine production accounts for 60% of volumes produced worldwide.

Wednesday November 13 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Xi Jinping prefers Languedoc wine

 The two presidents tasting the wines on November 5.

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