Tuesday April 02 2019 - wine Tourism by Vitisphere

Perpignan prepares to celebrate wine

Nicolas Ponzo, director of the Roussillon wine marketing board (left), and Philippe Bourrier, board chairman, at the press conference on 25 March in Paris.

Monday April 01 2019 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

France’s vine growing season kicks off early

Bud burst is occurring in vineyards all over France.

Friday March 29 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Alliance Bourg puts two wineries up for sale

In 2017, Alliance Bourg changed its strapline from ‘Le Choeur des Bordeaux’  to ‘Ateliers des vins de Bordeaux’.

Brexit
Thursday March 28 2019 - Industry issues by Sharon Nagel

UK wine trade braces for a no-deal scenario

Miles Beale, director of the Wine & Spirits Wine Trade Association : 'at that stage, we thought the chances of no-deal were around 5-10%'

Thursday March 28 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Raphaël Michel defence lawyers question the impartiality of customs

Guillaume Ryckwaert, former CEO of Raphaël Michel. His lawyers question the role played by customs in the fraud proceedings.

Wednesday March 27 2019 - Expert advice by Vitisphere

Three global trends in wine production and consumption

“Trends are not facts”, said Stuart Pigott. “Fashions are trends”, added Paula Redes Sidore, on 17 March at ProWein in Düsseldorf.

Tuesday March 26 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

More and more buyers are looking for lower alcohol wines

‘Voici mon secret’ and its super/hypermarket version ‘Du neuf en Gascogne’

Monday March 25 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

ProWein once again ends on a successful note

The 2019 ProWein was another successful event, attracting around 61,500 visitors, up 1.6%

Friday March 22 2019 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

5% of grape varieties show little sensitivity to mildew

On March 12, Thierry Lacombe presented preliminary results on the characterisation of grape variety tolerance to mildew

Thursday March 21 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Flagging prices for bulk Beaujolais

The return to more substantial production volumes in 2018 has brought bulk prices of Beaujolais down again, due to the multiple retailers

Wednesday March 20 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

2018, a bad year for Bordeaux

Bernard Farges, vice-chairman, and Allan Sichel (right), chairman of the Bordeaux wine marketing council CIVB on March 12.

Tuesday March 19 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Vinexpo Bordeaux’s footprint set to shrink

Vinexpo will be smaller in 2019

Monday March 18 2019 - wine Tourism by Vitisphere

French wine tourism heads towards quality hierarchy

“Under certain conditions, wine tourism can become a key aspect of the tourism industry over the coming years”, said Hervé Novelli on 12 March at Hangar 14 in Bordeaux.

Friday March 15 2019 - marketing by Vitisphere

Eminent and Grand Eminent Crémants gaining traction

A ‘Grand Eminent’ wine from Louis Bouillot.

Thursday March 14 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Château Montrose goes green and champions biodiversity

Hervé Berland, manager of Montrose (left), and Vincent Decup, director of winery research and development.

Wednesday March 13 2019 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Gérard Bertrand to launch a foundation for biodiversity in 2020

During his speech at the Climate Change Leadership ‘solutions’ conferences, Gérard Bertrand slipped in details of the launch of his Origine Nature Foundation.

Tuesday March 12 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

A second successful Vinexpo New York

Vinexpo New York brought together more than 400 exhibitors from 26 countries and 3,000 wine professionals, according to the show's organisers.

Monday March 11 2019 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Miguel Torres launches a (new) call for action to combat climate change

For Miguel Torres, the series of fires, frost and hail storms that have affected the world's vineyards in recent vintages are the consequence of climate change.

Thursday March 07 2019 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

The Bordeaux wine trade introduces an environmental charter

“Today, central purchasing agencies are receptive to HVE standards”, said Pierre Vieillefosse.

Wednesday March 06 2019 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Will France reintroduce previously banned grape varieties?

 “Using modern winemaking techniques, these disease-resistant grape varieties produce distinctive wines showing typicity and unique character. They are also interesting in blends”, said Christian Vigne, chairman of the PGI Cevennes producers’ organisation.

Tuesday March 05 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

French wines guests of honour at the 25th anniversary of ProWein

 On stand A160 Hall 11, Business France will present 100 French wines freshly selected by an international panel

Monday March 04 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

President Macron woos the French wine industry

As he took time out for a tasting with wine industry representatives, President Macron backtracked on his short comment earlier in the day about glyphosate-free vineyards.

Thursday February 28 2019 - marketing by Vitisphere

Burgundy loath to share the ‘climat’ statement with Beaujolais

 An excerpt from the Interbeaujolais poster, explaining the region’s strategy for outstanding Beaujolais wines.

Wednesday February 27 2019 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Responses to pathogen threats are higher in biodynamic vines

 Biodynamic vines have more yellow foliage (left) than conventional vines (right), according to Alsace researchers.

Tuesday February 26 2019 - opinions by Vitisphere

“Climate change is the new reality for the French wine industry”

“We must show respect for our businesses and vineyard sites by protecting them with appropriate measures”, stresses Bernard Angelras.

Monday February 25 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

France’s domination of the Chinese wine market takes a beating

 “After an outstanding year in 2017, there may also be some overstocking”, pointed out Santiago Diaz Herrenschmidt.

Friday February 22 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

The first contracts and marketing initiatives for PGI Terres du Midi

The first transactions involved twelve brokers, 10 trading companies, 21 co-operative wineries and 9 independent winegrowers, according to Ludovic Roux and Jean-Marie Fabre.

Thursday February 21 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Name change for the winegrowers of Laudun Chusclan

Maison Sinnae represents 200 co-operative member growers farming 2,800 hectares of vines.

Wednesday February 20 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

The most expensive wines in the world in 2018

Although Burgundy leads the way by bottle rankings, Bordeaux corners 60% of lots.

Tuesday February 19 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

French still wine export volumes fell by 9.8%.

Philippe Castéja, Antoine Leccia, chairman of the FEVS, and Patrice Pinet, at the presentation of the 2018 results of French wine and spirits exports.

Monday February 18 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

26,700 visitors attend Wine Paris

Friday February 15 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

InVivo Wine to develop its own brands

In September 2018, Frédéric Noyère became CEO of InVivo Wine, InVivo's wine subsidiary. He took over from Thierry Blandinières, managing director of the leading French co-operative group.

Thursday February 14 2019 - marketing by Vitisphere

Amboise wines move away from Touraine

Known for its chateau, but also Clos Lucé and Château Gaillard, the town of Amboise will soon have its own appellation.

Monday February 11 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Wine Paris organisers confident as show prepares to open

2,000 exhibitors will converge on the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre from 11 to 13 February.

Friday February 08 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Bergerac is starting to recover

From left to right: Jacques Rodriguez, chair of the FNVBSO and Marc Lecomte, chair of the IVBD.

Thursday February 07 2019 - distribution by Vitisphere

Where will future growth of organic wine come from?

Torsten Hartmann, the IWSR: “The United States is a country in growth mode where consumers are willing to accept price increases”

Wednesday February 06 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

World’s most expensive wine barrel is made from crystal

The barrel marks the property’s four-hundred-year history with the inscription 1618-2018.

Tuesday February 05 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Crémants reach record highs

Crémants account for a quarter of Alsace wine production.

Monday February 04 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Millésime Bio exhibitors satisfied

 Millésime Bio predicted visitor numbers in excess of 6,000 visitors this year and delivered on its promise.

Friday February 01 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

French wine industry agrees to Cognac extending vineyard area by 3,500 hectares

Thursday January 31 2019 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

French nurseries unveil their collective brand Vitipep’s

Wednesday January 30 2019 - marketing by Vitisphere

Perpignan becomes European wine capital for 2019

Tuesday January 29 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Food and wine pairings: artificial intelligence and a sommelier tie

Monday January 28 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Parents cut one Cru Bourgeois some slack for opting for organic

Friday January 25 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

François Van Aal, new chairman of Champagne Lanson

Thursday January 24 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Prices remain firm for red Pays d'Oc

Tuesday January 22 2019 - distribution by Vitisphere

Millésime Bio hopes to break the 6,000-visitor barrier

Monday January 21 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Pau Roca: “We must ensure a balance between regulations and trade”

Friday January 18 2019 - wine Tourism by Vitisphere

A drop of 5% in visitor numbers at the Cité du Vin in 2018

Access to the permanent visit costs 20 euros for an adult, and 9 euros for a child aged 6 to 17 years old, where wine tasting is replaced by grape juice.

Thursday January 17 2019 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Cognac wants to plant, but the other French regions oppose the plans

 Although Cognac has always prided itself on being a unique product in the French winescape, it can no longer be controlled purely with its own interests in mind. There is a real fear of knock-on effects for white wine producer regions.

Wednesday January 16 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Former Vinexpo director lands new position at Maison Albert Bichot

44-year-old Guillaume Deglise has been appointed CEO of the Albert Bichot family-owned group.

Tuesday January 15 2019 - Expert advice by Vitisphere

The most famous source of wine in China is French

Imported wine, which came out tops in the research, currently accounts for 40% of volumes in the Chinese market.

Monday January 14 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Château Dauzac is sold

Château Dauzac is said to have paid 7 million euros for its new vat room.

Friday January 11 2019 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Paris has its own geographical indication

Patrice Bersac has spearheaded the drive to secure recognition for PGI Ile-de-France.

Brighten up your winery
Thursday January 10 2019 - Winemaking by Vitisphere

Haute-couture for wine tanks

Tank manufacturers are focusing on visual appeal and personalisation and not presenting any major winemaking developments.

Wednesday January 09 2019 - opinions by Vitisphere

Bertrand Girard calls for the industry to “think French”

Bertrand Girard: “There is room to develop a value-generating model for all with good control and transparency along the value chain”.

Tuesday January 08 2019 - marketing by Vitisphere

XXO Cognacs join the appellation

Created in 1870, the XXO statement was used by Hennessy until 1932, judging by bottles found. The eponymous brand was re-launched at the end of 2017.

Monday January 07 2019 - marketing by Vitisphere

The Bordeaux Wine Festival returns to Liverpool in 2019

Having contemplated the possibility of travelling to London at one point, the CIVB ruled it out due to the costs involved and profusion of events taking place in the English capital.

Friday January 04 2019 - marketing by Vitisphere

Bordeaux and German wines roll out joint promotion activities

Still in the process of being finalised, the joint German-Bordeaux promotional thrust should be launched in spring 2019.

Thursday January 03 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

InVivo Wine forecasts a billion euros in turnover by 2025

Frédéric Noyère, the new CEO of InVivo Wine.

Friday December 21 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Champagne aims to be herbicide-free by 2025

Champagne is preparing to phase out the use of herbicides.

Thursday December 20 2018 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

A challenging start to the marketing campaign for Bordeaux

Wednesday December 19 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Albert Bichot transitions from organic vineyards to wines

Albert Bichot is a Beaune family-run company that has been managed since 1996 by Albéric Bichot; it owns 6 estates totalling 105 hectares of vines.

Tuesday December 18 2018 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Customs barriers lifted in France’s 6th largest customer country

Japan is the sixth largest customer of French wines with sales worth €482 million.

Monday December 17 2018 - Culture and Wine by Vitisphere

The world's largest tutored wine tasting attracts 309 students

The tutored tasting was held in the K amphitheatre of the ULB Solbosch campus in Ixelles, Brussels, and a fee (€10/student) was charged.

Friday December 14 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

17% of Cognac vines non-bearing

“These important figures underscore the need for action by the industry at national level, through the National Plan for Grapevine Dieback”, claimed the Charente Plant Health Bulletin.

Thursday December 13 2018 - distribution by Vitisphere

French wines spearhead the global boxed wine market

France is the leading bag-in-box exporter country by value.

Wednesday December 12 2018 - marketing by Vitisphere

The vitality of the rosé market gets glassmakers’ creative juices flowing

Glassmakers are innovating to give rosé wines modern bottles with a distinctive design.

Tuesday December 11 2018 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

+ 30% for prices of bulk Côtes-de-Provence rosé

Côtes-de-Provence is facing an unprecedented price hike.

Monday December 10 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

The Gérard Bertrand Group buys Domaine de Ceyleran

Domaine de Celeyran is due to be completely refurbished according to plans for its takeover by the Gérard Bertrand group.

Friday December 07 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Feedback shows that planting trees in vineyards has no negative impact

According to initial data from the Vitiforest programme, rows of trees have no impact on vigour or ripening issues.

Thursday December 06 2018 - marketing by Vitisphere

Muscadet wines introduce a hierarchy… for real

“We need to energise the entry-level segment”, insists Olivier Martin, spokesman for the Nantes wine federation.

Wednesday December 05 2018 - Wine and Health by Vitisphere

The French wine industry takes the Lancet to task for its health study

Pierre-Louis Teissedre, professor at the ISVV in Bordeaux, is highly critical of the Lancet's article which stated that there is no such thing as beneficial alcohol consumption.

Friday November 30 2018 - marketing by Vitisphere

Consumers more receptive to the term “natural” than “organic”

 The challenges facing organic wines are a source of fascination as evidenced by the packed room at Vinitech which welcomed 300 attendees, on chairs, standing and even on the floor.

Thursday November 29 2018 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Italy ranks as the world’s most competitive country

 Audrey Laurent, wine researcher at FranceAgriMer (left) and Julie Barat, head of the specialised sectors unit at FranceAgriMer (right), presented the research on competitiveness on 21 November at Vinitech.

Wednesday November 28 2018 - Winemaking by Vitisphere

Seguin Moreau turns wood into spherical barrels

 Inspired by late 19th century industry, the GalileOak’s chassis highlights the decorative intentions for the tank.

Tuesday November 27 2018 - marketing by Vitisphere

Vinotte samples win Amorim Innovation Award

 “Innovating is all about keeping up with the times”, says Joachim Amorim, vice-president of the Amorim group, presenting their awards to Grégoire Henry and Tristan Destremau on 21 November at the Bordeaux Exhibition Centre.

Monday November 26 2018 - wine Tourism by Vitisphere

Château Smith Haut Lafitte’s artistic forest wins award

As more and more properties become home to works of art, the challenge now is to stage them in a fun way.

Friday November 23 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Corsica’s blue wine focuses on the sea and premiumisation

The imaJYne cuvée was first tested on consumers at the estate's inn, before being released last year.

Thursday November 22 2018 - distribution by Vitisphere

Bordeaux leads the way for organic wine sales in French supermarkets

The leading organic Bordeaux brand, “Croix d'Albret symbolises the commitment of our winegrowers and their proactive approach to showing respect for the environment for future generations”, explained Terre de Vignerons.

Wednesday November 21 2018 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Trump’s tweet – fact and fiction

Donald Trump, President of the United States, criticised the customs duties applied to American wines imported into France.

Tuesday November 20 2018 - marketing by Vitisphere

New start for the Hospices de Beaujeu auction in 2020

From left to right: Sylvain Sotton, Mayor of Beaujeu and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Hospices de Beaujeu, Anne-Laure Helfrich from the GCF Group, and Benjamin Le Berre, Director of the Burgundy Division at GCF.

Monday November 19 2018 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

New downturn for Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais nouveau, a wine whose success with consumers is gradually diminishing....

United States
Friday November 16 2018 - Business by Sharon Nagel

Could the Finger Lakes be the next Napa Valley for whites?

Seneca Lake, around which many of the Finger Lakes estates are located and which provides protection from the cold winds of Lake Erie.

Friday November 16 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Electronic tongue: Will robots be able to taste ripeness in grapes?

Further research is also being carried out to create an electronic eye, capable of monitoring grape ripeness using parameters that depend on the colour of the grapes.

Thursday November 15 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Cognac has authorised 5 % growth in acreage in 2019 in response to demand

Approved by the regional wine council, the application for a quota of 3,474 hectares underscores the Cognac wine industry’s confidence in the sustainability of its export development.

Friday November 09 2018 - marketing by Vitisphere

Amboise Côt is in vogue

Raimonds Tomsons, Europe’s Best Sommelier for 2017, was impressed by the quality of the Touraine Côts, especially those from Amboise.

Thursday November 08 2018 - marketing by Vitisphere

200 Burgundy wines retailing for under €15 make the trip to Paris

A nod to the film ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, Burgundy’s event will take over a mansion to create a whole new experience.

Wednesday November 07 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

An international Chenin symposium scheduled for 2019

France boasts more than 9,000 ha of Chenin, mostly in the Loire Valley with 5,000 in Anjou-Saumur and 3,200 in Touraine, but vineyards are also found in Jasnières and the Fiefs Vendéens. Elsewhere, it is grown in Limoux, Côtes de Millau and the Dordogne.

Tuesday November 06 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Alsace champions biodynamic wine growing, and is publicising it!

Alsace has 880 hectares of vines farmed using biodynamic techniques.

Monday November 05 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Thierry Mueth outlines ambitions for La Cavale

Thierry Mueth was appointed director of La Cavale last spring. The owner's son-in-law, he had been supervising its ecological transition for several years.

Friday November 02 2018 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Rosé purchases surge at the beginning of the buying campaign

Low inventories at the start of the buying campaign are prompting some marketers to buy early.

Thursday November 01 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

French nurseries regain their leadership position

Léonore Hugot from FranceAgriMer presents the figures for nursery production during the organisation’s conference.

Wednesday October 31 2018 - marketing by Vitisphere

How the roll of the sea can benefit wine maturation

 To develop the image of his wines in the French market, William Jonquères d'Oriola relies on Le Petit Ballon’s online sales. The website accounts for a 'significant share” of sales, “with substantial volumes for dedicated labels”, says the winegrower.

Monday October 29 2018 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Europe produces 27% more wine in 2018

The last time France ranked first was in 2014, with 47 million hl.

Friday October 26 2018 - marketing by Vitisphere

Martell fights for the right to choose maturation techniques

Retailing for around $ 50 (approximately €40), Blue Swift “is not an innovation that seeks to undermine the image of Cognac”, claims Pierre Joncourt.

Thursday October 25 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Initial feedback from winegrowers on the Naïo weeding robot

On October 12 at Château Fombrauge, Benoît Chaillon tested soil tillage by the TED robot.

Wednesday October 24 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Vinovision Paris and Vinisud are already planning for 2020

Vinovision entered the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris in 2017. In 2019, Vinisud will also be there.

Tuesday October 23 2018 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Sharp decline in French wine inventories

Inventories held at wineries declined much more than at trade level. The former fell from 31.5 to 26.4 mhl (-16%), while the latter dropped from 22.7 to 21.3 mhl (-6%).

Monday October 22 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Winegrowers recount the devastating flash floods in the South of France

At Domaine Cases, the bridge leading to the flooded vineyards collapsed. Henri Cases cannot access his vines.

Thursday October 18 2018 - Equipment by Vitisphere

Vinitech will preach wine innovation around the world

The new touring event is aimed at creating “innovations and technical solutions', explained Delphine Demade.

Wednesday October 17 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

A new pest is causing damage in 2018

2018 marks a record year in terms of the presence and damage by honeydew moths.

Tuesday October 16 2018 - distribution by Vitisphere

Raisin, the app listing 3,000 natural wine bars worldwide

The start-up Raisin was co-founded by Jean-Hugues Bretin, who has just joined WineTech.

Monday October 15 2018 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Europe proposes to allow ‘de-alcoholised wine’ to be written on labels

Europe is proposing to use the term de-alcoholised wine for alcohol-free products made from grapes.

Friday October 12 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Disease-resistant grapevines launched in 2019 in PGI vineyards

The first plots of permanently classified disease-resistant vines are beginning to appear in French vineyards, here, in Bordeaux.

Thursday October 11 2018 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Prices of bulk wines reported to be falling in Burgundy

Following a series of short crops since 2013, Burgundy wine prices had reached high levels. The return to average volumes heralds a downward readjustment.

Wednesday October 10 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

The first Franco-Chinese viticulture research laboratory is created

The International Associate Laboratory will bring together 23 research professors in Bordeaux and 10 research professors in Beijing.

Wanderlust
Tuesday October 09 2018 - marketing by Sharon Nagel

How new technologies are revolutionising wine distribution

Tuesday October 09 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

François Lurton turns his sights on Sauvignon blanc-based aperitifs

“We designed this vermouth as a wine: with a nose, an attack, a middle palate and a finish' explains Xavier-Luc Linglin.

Monday October 08 2018 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Hubert de Boüard and Philippe Castéja contest their indictment

Hubert de Boüard was indicted on 18 September and Philippe Castéja on 19 September, after being taken into police custody on 28 February, revealed the french press.

Friday October 05 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

The Mgaloblishvili grape variety holds promise

Probably named after its first winegrower, Mgaloblishvili is a grape variety from western Georgia. Not recommended for single varietal wines, it can be used in blends or for brandy production according to Georgian expert David Maghradze.

Thursday October 04 2018 - marketing by Vitisphere

Key figures from the ninth, and penultimate, Crus Bourgeois selection

Eight Médoc appellations (Médoc, Haut-Médoc, Margaux, Moulis-en-Médoc, Listrac-Médoc, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, and Saint Estèphe) are eligible for the Crus Bourgeois labelling statement

Wednesday October 03 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Controversy in Pomerol over drainage

 The work, which can be seen from the road, 'caused uproar amongst many winegrowers. The industry pulled together and we were quickly informed”, comments Laurent Fidèle.

Tuesday October 02 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Domaines Auriol support wine growers as they switch to organic

Claude Vialade is at the helm of Domaines Auriol: “The region has already lost the easy-drinking everyday wine market. We don't want it to lose the organic market for which it boasts two major assets: the sun and the wind!”

Monday October 01 2018 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Sparkling wine sales surge on the back of France’s World Cup victory

Over the summer of 2018, Proseccos accounted for 13% of C10’s sparkling wine sales (compared to 7% for Cavas).

Friday September 28 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Veuve Clicquot unveils its bicentennial rosé

To support the event, the Champagne house also marketed a non-vintage rosé jeroboam.

Thursday September 27 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Burgundy ends “a great harvest”

Sizeable volumes are on the cards this year in Burgundy.

Tuesday September 25 2018 - Expert advice by Vitisphere

Three upcoming trends in the wine market

François Collache, Sopexa's Drinks Market Manager, presents the main trends in the global wine market over the next two years.

Monday September 24 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Vinexpo heads at full pelt for the premium end of the market

 The atmosphere amongst the fairy godmothers huddled around the cradle of Vinexpo 2019 was confident: Alain Juppé, Patrick Seguin, Christophe Navarre and Alain Rousset on September 18 at a morning press conference in Bordeaux.

Friday September 21 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Diimotion is awarded the special prize by Vinitech judges

Diimotion allows you to stop spraying at any time without wasting any spray solution.

Thursday September 20 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Tutiac strengthens its position in northern Gironde

The Tutiac group continues to be chaired by Stéphane Héraud (centre), with Fabrice Privat (chairman of the Lugon winery, on the left) and Pedro Rojo (chairman of Uni-Médoc, on the right) as vice-presidents.

Wednesday September 19 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Appellations can now carry out varietal R&D

Appellations will be able to experiment with new grape varieties that are not yet included in production specifications.

Tuesday September 18 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Mouton Cadet to ramp up environmental certification requirements in 2019

Based in Saint-Laurent du Médoc, BPR secures supplies from all over the Gironde region for its range of Bordeaux (red, white and rosé), Saint-Émilion, Graves, Pauillac and Sauternes, for example.

Monday September 17 2018 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

France’s small 2017 crop starts to impact exports

“The poor 2017 harvest is starting to weigh on our shipments,” summed up Antoine Leccia.

Friday September 14 2018 - Land management by Vitisphere

Wine growing to be significantly affected by the end of tax exemptions

Thursday September 13 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Strategic agreement for Tutiac and Uni-Médoc

The men in charge of the partnership are, from left to right, Éric Hénaux, Pédro Rojo, Stéphane Héraud and Xavier Deval.

Wednesday September 12 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Bordeaux wines showcase their biodiversity

The 7 to 9 metre-long tentacles decorated the corner of the Allés Tourny and the 30 Juillet boulevard.

Tuesday September 11 2018 - wine Tourism by Vitisphere

The app that wine-loving parents will adore

The Ampelograf game offers an introduction to vine growing and wine.

Monday September 10 2018 - distribution by Vitisphere

Vinexpo Explorer invites 70 buyers to California

The event was organised at the request of Sonoma County Vintners, which represents 200 Californian estates.

Friday September 07 2018 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

2018 wine supplies at their lowest level in 6 years

According to estimates by the Languedoc-Roussillon co-operative wineries, the region’s wine supplies are at their lowest level in six years.

Thursday September 06 2018 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Champagne sales plateaud in the first half of the year

Champagne shipments plateaud in the first half of 2018.

Wednesday September 05 2018 - Culture and Wine by Vitisphere

Breton visitor becomes the millionth to visit the Cité du Vin

The Cité du Vin, with its unique circular architectural design, provides a permanent immersive, sensorial and interactive wine-themed journey, with workshops on wine culture, a cellar stocked with wines from all over the world, numerous shows, concerts and debates.

Tuesday September 04 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Héraclès officially unveils its organic wine ‘temple’

The official opening of the organic wine ‘temple’ attracted a large audience.

Monday September 03 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

200 more exhibitors for the next Millésime Bio

In 2018, Millésime Bio welcomed 1,000 exhibitors. The number will rise to 1,200 in 2019.

Friday July 20 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

The need to continue defending copper in Brussels

Between Thomas Montagne (left) and Sylvie Dulong (right), MEP Angélique Delahaye enquired about the European agricultural model beyond the copper ban.

Wednesday July 18 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Minuty buys Château Verez

At the foot of the Massif des Maures, Château Verez is home to top-of-the-range guest rooms with facilities including a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and sports hall.

Monday July 16 2018 - Culture and Wine by Vitisphere

Œnovidéo awards documentary on Spanish natural wine

Announced on July 1, the awards will be presented on October 17 at the Senate in Paris.

Friday July 13 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Dramatic hailstorm in western Aude

Hailstones 4 cm in diameter, without rain, fell for about twenty minutes on the vineyards of Limoux and La Malepère where the damage is considerable.

Thursday July 12 2018 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Inventories tided Rhone Valley over after small 2017 crop

Philippe Pellaton, on the microphone, was re-elected in December 2017 for an additional 3 years.

South Africa
Wednesday July 11 2018 - opinions by Sharon Nagel

“Local suppliers need to remember buyer relationships are built on trust over time”

Gerhard Van der Watt, CEO of Perdeberg Cellar : 'I think we will have at least a normal crop in 2019 if not above normal. '

Wednesday July 11 2018 - Editorial by Marion Sepeau Ivaldi

The summer recess kicks in

Wednesday July 11 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

12.5% increase in turnover for Badet Clément

Branded wines posted a 16.6% increase in turnover, benefiting from organic growth in sales but also distribution gains.

Tuesday July 10 2018 - marketing by Vitisphere

Burgundy wine marketing board to nurture accessible wines

During the marketing board’s AGM, François Labet stressed his attachment to better promoting regional appellations in France.

Monday July 09 2018 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

France welcomes new PGI - Terres du Midi

Ludovic Roux, chairman of the Terres du Midi producers’ organisation, is also chairman of the Talairan co-operative winery and of the Aude departmental committee of Coop de France.

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