Thursday March 12 2020 - marketing by Vitisphere

Touraine Primeur poised to get a new lease of life

The Touraine Primeur Wine Competition is due to be re-launched after a break.

Wednesday March 11 2020 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Maxime Toubart re-elected chair of the Champagne winegrowers' association

Maxime Toubart has just been re-elected chair of the Champagne winegrowers' association.

Tuesday March 10 2020 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

First conclusive results on agrivoltaics in France

Solar panels installed in vineyards seem to have an impact on the vine's resistance to water stress.

Friday March 06 2020 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Wine and media personality Daniel Benharros passes away

“Very many people who hold a position in the wine media today owe him somewhere between a great deal and a huge amount”, is how Nicolas de Rouyn paid tribute to Daniel Benharros in his blog.

Thursday March 05 2020 - Business by Vitisphere

Orchidée wines turn 100% Loire

Bernard Jacob, managing director of Orchidées Maisons de vin, has announced that he has finished restructuring the group.

Wednesday March 04 2020 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Emmanuel Macron seeks European aid for French wines

After tasting grape-flavoured beers and Savoy cheeses, Emmanuel Macron tasted a Provence rosé as a host of the national committee for appellation and geographical indication wines (CNIV).

Tuesday March 03 2020 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

HVE certifications double on the French supply side

Four out of five HVE farms are in the wine industry. Nearly one in five certified estates is in Bordeaux.

Thursday February 27 2020 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Scam leaves €19,000 of wines unpaid in Beaujolais

 The unpaid order represented a loss of 4,200 bottles of wine.

Tuesday February 25 2020 - marketing by Vitisphere

Montlouis-sur-Loire defines appellation ‘pétnat’

  Sporting the private brand ‘Originel’, the range of sparkling wines is underpinned by new specifications for the Loire appellation.

Monday February 24 2020 - marketing by Vitisphere

Why the Crus Bourgeois have a new hierarchy

  Sporting a new logo, the Crus Bourgeois also have a new strapline: “Qualité, les yeux fermés” (“Quality, in complete faith”)

Friday February 21 2020 - Business by Vitisphere

Moncigale invests in canned wines

 Still presented as a prototype, the Moncigale branded rosé in a can (2019 IGP Méditerranée) should be the first wine to use the future canning facilities.

Thursday February 20 2020 - Wine people by Vitisphere

The World’s Best Sommelier shares three tips for blind tasting

 Nothing should be taken for granted: “Being a sommelier means being on a constant learning curve, travelling and meeting winegrowers out in the field”, warned German sommelier Marc Almert.

Wednesday February 19 2020 - Business by Vitisphere

The first wine in the world with an official smiley is released

 Mathias Icard smiles as he presents two reds (a Cabernet-Sauvignon and a Merlot), two whites (Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc) and a rosé at Vinexpo Paris.

Tuesday February 18 2020 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

France and the United States fuelling global consumption of rosés

 The French and American markets are still in growth mode and account for half of international rosé wine purchases.

Monday February 17 2020 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

French wine and spirits exporters worried about the American market

Antoine Leccia, chairman of the FEVS, has called for an emergency compensation fund to be introduced for companies that have fallen victim to the US tax hike.

Friday February 14 2020 - Business by Vitisphere

Raphaël Michel no longer under investigation for fraud

The fraud revealed by trading standards involves offences committed between 2013 and 2017.

Thursday February 13 2020 - Winemaking by Vitisphere

Natural wines get definition and commitments

“Our charter prompts three types of reaction from winegrowers: “It gets on my nerves”, “I have things to hide” and “OK, we have to take the plunge, this is the way of the world”, commented Jacques Carroget on 3 February in Angers.

Wednesday February 12 2020 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Jérôme Baudouin new editor-in-chief of RVF

 Jérôme Baudouin has been appointed editor-in-chief of the RVF at a challenging moment in the publication’s history.

Tuesday February 11 2020 - Business by Vitisphere

France’s WineTech goes from adolescence to adulthood

Laurent David, chairman of WineTech: “There has been a real wake-up call and I think that WineTech can play a major role in this”.

Monday February 10 2020 - wine Tourism by Vitisphere

The Universal Wine Museum due to open in Beijing at the end of 2021

The Beijing Wine Museum covers 18,000 m². It will include a 6,700 m² permanent exhibition area with temporary exhibitions, an auditorium, multi-sensory exhibits, a wine cellar, a gourmet restaurant and a wine school.

Friday February 07 2020 - Editorial by Vitisphere

Vitisphere wins MédiaPro award

The Diversification Award was officially presented on January 29 in Paris.

Thursday February 06 2020 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Côtes-de-Provence to try out foreign varietals

The Côtes-de-Provence appellation area wants to introduce new drought-resistant grape varieties into the appellation specifications for experimental purposes. Here, Moschofilero for rosé, Calabrese for reds and white Verdejo.

Wednesday February 05 2020 - Business by Vitisphere

Maison Joseph Drouhin is 140 years old

The four Drouhin siblings, Véronique, Philippe, Frédéric and Laurent, took over management of the family firm in the 1990s, but remain under the supervision of their father Robert.

Tuesday February 04 2020 - Business by Vitisphere

Millésime Bio announces a 10.5% increase in visitor numbers

The 27th Millésime Bio

Monday February 03 2020 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Burgundy winegrowers up in arms at Inao

The Burgundy producers’ organisation is chaired by Brunot Verret, a winegrower in Yonne.

Friday January 31 2020 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Russia recognises the first French wine appellation

Under the stewardship of the French Embassy, the Côtes de Provence producers’ organisation took part in the Moscow Golden Autumn Fair (Russian agricultural fair).

Thursday January 30 2020 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

The suspension of the digital tax is not enough for the French wine industry

“By the end of 2019, the impact of the taxation could already be estimated at several tens of millions of euros”, announced Louis-Fabrice Latour.

Wednesday January 29 2020 - Business by Vitisphere

Vranken-Pommery Champagnes pay the price of the Egalim law

“Champagne, although part of the luxury category, is above all a festive wine bought on impulse prompted by special offers” claims the Reims-based group.

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.

Tuesday November 12 2019 - marketing by Vitisphere

Champagne marketing campaign proves successful with wine merchants

Launched two years ago, the SGV communications campaign is showing proven results with its priority target audience of 25/45 year-olds.

Friday November 08 2019 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

27 Anjou and Saumur appellations stop blanket chemical weed control

 'We are asking the State to take responsibility. We want the same rules to apply across France' stressed the Anjou and Saumur wine producers’ organisation.

Thursday November 07 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Provence wines invent a bespoke regional exhibition

 On 6 and 7 April, trade players and influencers are invited to Provence for a trade exhibition focusing on an experience-based event.

Wednesday November 06 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Languedoc co-operatives asked to maintain wine prices, at the very least

 “There is no reason to be pessimistic in the region. We are fortunate to have a diversified range of wines covering appellations and PGIs, which gives us the flexibility to adapt our product profiles to suit market demand”, commented Ludovic Roux.

Tuesday November 05 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

France’s wine industry and trade object to “dry January”

 “This message will bring a feeling of guilt to the 90% plus French people who drink below the limits. But it will not change the behaviour of the minority who have an addiction”, criticised Jean-Marie Fabre.

Monday November 04 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Château Figeac retrieves its brand name, but not its monopoly

 The ruling “should curb untimely purification crusades after centuries of coexistence”, concluded Caroline Lampre, who claimed, “We should not have been taken to court”.

Friday November 01 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Moderate increase in the price of Champagne grapes

 The upward trend in grape prices continues in Champagne.

Thursday October 31 2019 - marketing by Vitisphere

The Chablisienne co-operative winery sets out to win over Millennials

 The new wines are designed to be drunk in venues such as wine bars and fashionable seaside restaurants

Tuesday October 29 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

France votes tax on flavoured wines

 The French aperitif wine federation is concerned about “prohibition for the category in France”.

Monday October 28 2019 - Equipment by Vitisphere

In five years, the price of French barrels has increased by 11%.

Since 2014, France has been the leading market for French barrels, ahead of the United States.

Friday October 25 2019 - distribution by Vitisphere

The most visited websites during this season’s wine festivals

In September 2019, of the 10 websites that came under scrutiny, Vinatis had the highest number of visitors

Wednesday October 23 2019 - wine Tourism by Vitisphere

Champagne announces a major new wine culture event for 2020

The Paris event will provide visitors with a venue for learning more about Champagne, including a dance show and the obligatory tasting.

Tuesday October 22 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Are red wines with an ABV of 14% the key to “business as usual”?

 Are there ways of getting around the increase in U.S. taxes? The wine industry is working on it, but it is not that simple...

Monday October 21 2019 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

European crop plummets

“After a record harvest in 2018, output in 2019 is close to the five-year average” announced the European Commission.

Thursday October 17 2019 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Champagne winegrowers threaten to block an extension of the production area

Maxime Toubart, chairman of the Champagne winegrowers’ organisation SGV (left), warns: “If we have no guarantee that the new areas resulting from the review of production boundaries will be regulated after 2030, we will face our responsibilities and suspend work on boundary demarcation”.

Wednesday October 16 2019 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Estimates predict a 14% drop for the French crop

Overall, “production has been revised downwards since August due to the worsening effects of the drought”, said Agreste.

Tuesday October 15 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

A communal area for foreign wines at Wine Paris and Vinexpo

The communal hall is a “strong signal sent out to all industry players”, said a press release.

Monday October 14 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

The prospect of tax hikes in the US leaves Provence unmoved

In 2018, one in ten bottles of Provence wine was sold in the United States, by far the leading export market for the region’s rosés.

Friday October 11 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Vinexpo Explorer takes a trip to Beaujolais

Dominique Piron has been chairman of InterBeaujolais since July 2016. On arrival, he decided to launch a strategic plan to try to give the region new impetus.

Thursday October 10 2019 - distribution by Vitisphere

The movers and the shakers of the bulk wine industry to meet at the WBWE

The 11th World Bulk Wine Exhibition will be held in early December 2019 in Amsterdam.

Wednesday October 09 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

InVivo Wine is moving into sparkling wines, thanks to Pernod Ricard

With sales of 5 million bottles, “Café de Paris is currently one of the ten most widely sold sparkling wine brands in the world, bound mainly for Japan, Switzerland and France”, said Frédéric Noyère.

Tuesday October 08 2019 - opinions by Vitisphere

Bordeaux’s new chair thinks entry-level wines are needed

Marc Médeville on his election as chair of the Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur producers’ organisation.

Monday October 07 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

The price of French wines could increase by 30% in the US market

“All French regions will be affected because they all export to the United States,” warned Antoine Leccia (left), on October 3 alongside Burgundy negociant Louis-Fabrice Latour.

Friday October 04 2019 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

80 ha of land for self-sufficiency in vine production

Renovations and the official opening are planned within the next year so that the name of the property can be revealed....

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