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!”

Thursday September 27 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Burgundy ends “a great harvest”

Sizeable volumes are on the cards this year in Burgundy.

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.

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.

Friday September 14 2018 - Land management by Vitisphere

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

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.

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.

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.

Tuesday June 19 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Languedoc: Outbreaks of downy mildew are already leading to crop losses

 An outbreak of downy mildew on a leaf

Monday June 18 2018 - Land management by Vitisphere

Anjou : Jo Pithon sells his winery

Jo Pithon with Parisian investor Ivan Massonnat who is taking over the estate

Friday June 15 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Four Cognac houses make a commitment to young winegrowers

 In the young farmers’ press release, Courvoisier says it has been offering specific contracts to young winegrowers since 1986.

Monday June 11 2018 - Winemaking by Vitisphere

Striking lucky with light

The use of light to 'treat' vines with fungal diseases was quickly mentioned. For Michel Valade, “the technique is attractive in the laboratory, but transitioning to vineyards is likely to be very challenging...”

Tuesday June 05 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

French vines now at the flowering stage

 The flowering stage

Monday June 04 2018 - Land management by Vitisphere

French vineyard sales up 2.8% in 2017

 Loïc Jugouzo from Terres d'Europe-Scafr

Friday May 25 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Bakus makes a splash at the Terre Innovation exhibition

With an autonomy of 10 hours and power of 80 kW (110 hp), the Bakus straddle robot can work by day or night.

Thursday May 24 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Around 500 hectares of vines in Champagne affected by hail

Hail fell on the southern part of Champagne, inconsistently affecting vineyards.

Wednesday May 23 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Bordeaux winegrower to plant Grenache and Syrah

Thomas Gomes claims that as he is “starting from scratch' he can afford to have low-cropping vines (25 to 30 hl/ha) in his vineyards.

Monday May 21 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

France needs to call for copper to be re-registered

Discussions on copper are reported to be lively between the Ministries of Agriculture and the Environment.

Thursday May 17 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Syngenta invests in promotion of biological control

Damien Lenglet, marketing manager for vine fungicides and bio-control.

Monday May 14 2018 - Land management by Vitisphere

First loan with interest paid in wine meets with success

The sum lent by wine lovers will enable Château Clarisse to finance a wine storehouse as well as to bear the cost of storing inventories.

Friday May 11 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Permaculture tested in Mediterranean vineyards

Pierre-Yves Petit aims to test a permaculture vine project combining cereals, plants, trees and animals. Here, lentils are sown in rows in a vineyard.

Thursday May 03 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

A target of 100 hectares of disease-resistant grape varieties for 2022

Bouquet variety 3160-11-3N

Wednesday May 02 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Europe is ready for disease-resistant grape varieties

Bernard Farges, chairman of the CNAOC: “Without copper, organic viticulture is dead, and conventional viticulture is in bad shape”.

Tuesday May 01 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Lightening canopy growth in French vineyards

The rate of vine development has quickened.

Monday April 30 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

INAO maps out AOC vineyards

“Grape production potential is the sum of localities that make up the geographical area”, explained Gilles Flutet.

Tuesday April 24 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

France’s leading producers are switching to 100% organic

By converting the 140-hectare vineyard at its Château Les Vergnes, Univitis is proud to announce “a large-scale conversion project, totally unique in the world of co-operative wineries”.

Monday April 23 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

First hail damage in the lower Rhône Valley

Damage of up to 30% on primary buds has been reported in the most affected vineyards.

Friday April 20 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

France the world’s third-largest exporter of winemaking equipment

The 2017 economic report produced by Axema shows a 2.3% increase in French production of wine-growing equipment.

Thursday April 19 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Vins de France pilot vineyards get underway

Noël Bougrier, chairman of Anivin: “Vins de France are the key to entering export markets. These are not entry-level wines but products positioned in premium or even super premium segments”.

Monday April 16 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

French researchers take stock of vine die-back

The Vine Die-Back Plan is now two years old, providing an opportunity to take stock.

Thursday April 12 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Sustainable wine growing certification entails extra costs

Setting up sustainable wine growing standards in Champagne comes at a cost: between 0.24 and 0.92 euros/kg/year.

Monday April 09 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

2023 will mark the end of synthetic plant products in Lantignié

In Lantignié, thirty or so winegrowers have joined the Vignerons et Terroirs association with a view to developing their ‘terroir’ which they feel is “engulfed” in the regional appellation.

Wednesday March 28 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Val d'Orbieu makes a massive commitment to water protection

From left to right: Jacky Garcia, Chairman of the Vinadéis Management Board, Joël Castany, Chairman of the Vinadeis Supervisory Board and Laurent Roy, Managing Director of the Rhône Méditerranée Corse Water Agency.

Thursday March 22 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

The top 50 most planted grape varieties in France

A Hérault grape variety intended for producing table grapes, Gros Vert was approved in France in 2007 (for the 1099 clone only).

Monday March 19 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Plans for drones to blow hot air

Friday February 16 2018 - Winemaking by Vitisphere

How the brain copes with bitterness

Bitterness is a double-edged flavour.

Tuesday February 13 2018 - Winemaking by Vitisphere

Wines with a flor

There are similarities between Spanish (Jerez and Manzanilla), French (mainly in Jura...), Hungarian (Tokay) and Italian wines (particularly in Sardinia).

Friday February 09 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Languedoc drought causes concern

According to surveys carried out at the beginning of January, the water table is mostly low to deficient (58% of measurement points).

Monday February 05 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Water and inputs: two challenges for one region

Friday January 19 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Aquitaine laboratory project selected for its ambition

Thursday January 04 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

13 grape varieties cover one third of global vineyard acreage

Tuesday January 02 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Authorities vote against ban on new planting rights in Champagne

Wednesday December 20 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Naïo raises €2 million with support from the Oeneo group

Thursday December 14 2017 - Winemaking by Vitisphere

A laser for detecting Brett in casks

Thursday December 07 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

World’s first demonstration of ‘vitivoltaic panels’ in 2018

Wednesday December 06 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Robots set to become the linchpin of wine growing in the future

Tuesday December 05 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Resdur1 also lives up to the taste test

Thursday November 23 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Mating disruption promotes natural insect predators

Thursday November 16 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

60% increase in grapevine trunk disease symptoms in the Loire Valley in 2017

Wednesday November 08 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Pierce’s disease identified in European vineyards

Friday November 03 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Are drones a reality for vine spraying, or purely sci-fi fantasy?

Friday October 27 2017 - Equipment by Vitisphere

Four firms receive National Wine and Digital Awards

Tuesday October 17 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

AOC Languedoc to review environmental practices over next three years

Thursday October 12 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Showcasing viticultural high-tech

Tuesday October 03 2017 - Winemaking by Vitisphere

Château Dauzac proud to go for vegan certification

Monday October 02 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Discover the names of four French disease-resistant grape varieties

Thursday September 28 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Caladoc has never come so close to joining the appellation varietal range

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